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Title: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: The_Ripper on July 31, 2012, 06:33:25 AM
Snoop Lion has no plans to return to rapping or to change his name back to Snoop Dogg, as he revealed yesterday in a press conference promoting his latest project. As previously reported, the rap legend recently traveled to Jamaica and teamed with Diplo to record a full-length reggae album, Reincarnated. A documentary of the same name will premiere at this yearís Toronto Film Festival to coincide with the albumís release.

Snoop Dogg is going through some major changes in his music and personal life and the metamorphosis manifests itself in a new reggae album, Reincarnation.

Snoop spoke to a small group of journalists at Miss Lilyís, a popular Caribbean restaurant in New York and explained his new-found attitude.

ďWhen I make records I like to come from the heart and records that means something, thatís gonna really change the world. And on this particular project, I had no planning on going to Jamaica, making a reggae record. The spirit called me. And, you know, anytime the spirit calls you, you gotta know that its serious.Ē

Snoop continued saying that the spirit he felt in Jamaica moved him in such a way that he evoked the late Bob Marley. ďIíve always said that I was Bob Marley reincarnated.Ē Incidentally, Rohan Marley was also in attendance, supporting Snoopís new incarnation.

After speaking with his business manager, he decided to reach out to super producer Diplo and artist Major Lazer to begin crafting the album.

He said he had to establish some rules to the people that were working with him on the project.

ďI basically let them know what I want. Its not that I want to become Snoop Dogg in a reggae trackÖI want to bury Snoop Dogg and become Snoop Lion.Ē The Long Beach representative said that after a spiritual meeting with a high priest his old name was discarded and replaced with ďLion.Ē

The rapper said that heís ďtiredĒ of rap music and that he had seen the highest levels of achievement in the genre that make him famous.

ďRap is not a challenge to me. I had enough of that. Itís not appealing to me no more. I donít have no challenges,Ē he insisted. ďIím ĎUncle Snoopí in rap. When you get to be an uncle, you need to find a new profession so you can start over and be fresh again. I want to be a kid again.Ē

Snoop said that his Hip-Hop life has also made it difficult for him to offer live shows that werenít inundated with profanity, sex and violence.

ďIíve always wanted to perform for kids, my grand mother and people around the world that love me, canít accept the music that I make. This reggae music is the music of love, happiness and struggle.Ē

Snoop made it clear that he wasnít fully retiring from Hip-Hop, but that he felt a need to express his personal growth through the music.

ďNow as a 40-year-old man, the artists call me Uncle Snoop, I gotta give Ďem something. I canít keep taking them to a dead end street and dropping them off. I gotta teach Ďem how to fish, teach Ďem how to growÖĒ
Reincarnation was also produced with a DVD movie that documented the creation of Snoop Lion.
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Post by: Detox Is A Myth!!! on July 31, 2012, 06:36:34 AM
Hopefully this flops so he snaps out of his delusions...
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: sdmaxx1 on July 31, 2012, 06:37:15 AM
snoop is on one again here we go again! fuckin sucks this song is wack.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Cali_Heat on July 31, 2012, 06:58:06 AM
say bye to the old g funk days ,what; wrong with snoop his brain is full of smoke, this is not a good move , whats with tha dogg pound ,Warren g, Dre ?? would he ever Tracks with them? his Fans will hate this move
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Post by: KURUPTION-81 on July 31, 2012, 07:09:06 AM
this just seems like a gimmick,  if snoop thinks this is going to increase his sales its not going to.


Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Will_B on July 31, 2012, 07:13:19 AM
Snoop always puts some bull to the press before he drops and album, and then goes back on it
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Post by: PLANT on July 31, 2012, 07:15:35 AM
he is serious about this album and they way there are talking about it...its no gimmick.. they are not making this to increase sales they are trying to put out good music.  I am looking forward to this project, as a fan of all types of music.  I would rather hear Snoop reincarnated than him make another (insert your average snoop album)

watch the press conference here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX7EqelDuQg

Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Gamestarr on July 31, 2012, 07:31:09 AM
a desperate move. Just like his country songs. lol
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: .:Hercy Buggz:. on July 31, 2012, 08:31:28 AM
as a fan of other genre of music, I think this is legit, not another move to make money, he even said it in the press conference, he is tired of rap, he has a wife and kids that look up to him so he cannot say or do the same thing over and over again, however he said that Dogg will always be around but for now he is trying something new, to create a new challenge,  and I saw the trailer, he guess he really got touched by the spirit and such, its bigger than West Coast rap.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Gamestarr on July 31, 2012, 09:04:28 AM
but ask yourself: Would he be tired of rap if he went platinum with every album and if he was still some sort of relevant? ^

The answer is no.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: BiggBoogaBiff on July 31, 2012, 09:32:43 AM
Good 4 Snoop.  I think he do half a 60/40 or 65/35 or 68/32 combination of Snoop DOGG and Snoop Lion for his next album.  

More Dogg but more REAL REGGAE INSTRUMENTALS/Guitar & Drums.  

I can't hate on Snoop, I say let the man do his thing.  Snoop has always delivered classic after classic, I'm sure they'll be a gem or two on this 1.  But that's IF he actually sticks to his idea(s)

*no Dance Hall tho.  None of Sean Paul shit lol*
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: LodiDodi on July 31, 2012, 09:43:43 AM

ďRap is not a challenge to me. I had enough of that. Itís not appealing to me no more. I donít have no challenges,Ē he insisted.

Make an album as great as Doggystyle: the one challenge Snoop could never beat
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: The_Ripper on July 31, 2012, 10:08:59 AM
and I saw the trailer, he guess he really got touched by the spirit and such.

he got touched by the local weed
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Will_B on July 31, 2012, 10:29:16 AM

ďRap is not a challenge to me. I had enough of that. Itís not appealing to me no more. I donít have no challenges,Ē he insisted.

Make an album as great as Doggystyle: the one challenge Snoop could never beat

Snoops surrounded by yes men. Someone should tell him 'raps not challenging him' because his shit is borderline garbage these days.

Maybe a break from rap is a good thing. Come back refreshed and focussed.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: snopafly on July 31, 2012, 12:10:09 PM
This is not gonna help him. I hope this album gonna flop hard, and he get on the right path again and make a good rap album. he is shitting on his fans on this move and is pushing more fans away.  This is so sad realy .
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: MUHFUKKA on July 31, 2012, 12:16:00 PM
i wonder if hes gonna try to make a roots type album or a more dancehall type one. either way its gonna suck, snoop cant sing for shit
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Technochronic1 on July 31, 2012, 01:02:27 PM
Smoking a lot of weed doesnīt make you a rasta , Snoop.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: BIGWORM on July 31, 2012, 01:56:09 PM
Another one bites the dust! The scitzophrenic train has left the station.
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Post by: Darkwing Duck (The Reincarnation) on July 31, 2012, 02:00:29 PM
most likely anotehr bandwagon-thing for snoop
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: M Doggô on July 31, 2012, 02:01:29 PM
I give this 2 years... and then he'll be like, I'm doing a gangsta rap record again. I just think that Snoop needs to figure out what he wants to do as a 40 something year old man that he is, and still make music, but make grown folk music. We'll see. It beats making an album in which he's talking about high school though.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: David Gutterman on July 31, 2012, 02:04:52 PM
Snoop Lion "La La La" Prod. by Major Lazer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5x__9qYCNMQ#!
i like it, cool stuff
sample from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH5Oa8TEGrk
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Darkwing Duck (The Reincarnation) on July 31, 2012, 02:05:33 PM
one experimental album is alright, but  Daz & Kurupt needs to talk some sense into him if it continues
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Will_B on July 31, 2012, 02:10:45 PM
I give this 2 years... and then he'll be like, I'm doing a gangsta rap record again. I just think that Snoop needs to figure out what he wants to do as a 40 something year old man that he is, and still make music, but make grown folk music. We'll see. It beats making an album in which he's talking about high school though.

Snoops clearly in love with music (perhaps more than hiphop these days) but he seems to have no ear for really good music other than the old Soul/Funk standards you see him jamming to on the tourbus with OG Daddy V and whoever.

Those tracks that he grew up on and made him are a million miles from the 'produced on laptops' shit u hear him on these days - anyone can produce that shit :-X
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Darkwing Duck (The Reincarnation) on July 31, 2012, 02:16:50 PM
 reagae is good music (roots, dub or ragga/dancehall), thing is Snoop doesnt really know how to do it
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Will_B on July 31, 2012, 02:19:19 PM
reagae is good music (roots, dub or ragga/dancehall), thing is Snoop doesnt really know how to do it

It's the fact he's using poducers like diplo instead of hooking up with artists like Jimmy Cliff
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGE4dnrPPZQ
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: David Gutterman on July 31, 2012, 02:36:13 PM
reagae is good music (roots, dub or ragga/dancehall), thing is Snoop doesnt really know how to do it

It's the fact he's using poducers like diplo instead of hooking up with artists like Jimmy Cliff
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGE4dnrPPZQ

whats wrong with Jimmy Cliff?
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Darkwing Duck (The Reincarnation) on July 31, 2012, 02:39:12 PM
i dont think Jimmy Cliff  collaborate wit rappers
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Mr. O on July 31, 2012, 02:39:55 PM
motherfuck S-, mothafuck D, the only lion that I know is Apple Mountain lion.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Will_B on July 31, 2012, 02:40:37 PM
reagae is good music (roots, dub or ragga/dancehall), thing is Snoop doesnt really know how to do it

It's the fact he's using poducers like diplo instead of hooking up with artists like Jimmy Cliff
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGE4dnrPPZQ

whats wrong with Jimmy Cliff?

You misunderstand. I mean Snoops working with a white DJ instead of a Reggae legend like Jimmy Cliff
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: David Gutterman on July 31, 2012, 02:47:55 PM
You misunderstand. I mean Snoops working with a white DJ instead of a Reggae legend like Jimmy Cliff
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okay cool
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Will_B on July 31, 2012, 02:53:57 PM
You misunderstand. I mean Snoops working with a white DJ instead of a Reggae legend like Jimmy Cliff

okay cool
[/quote]

Anyway Jimmy Smith was just an example. At least reach out to Barrington Levi for a start. Snoop and him must be cool still.
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Post by: papa-smurf on July 31, 2012, 02:54:53 PM
Snoop smoke 2 much of that shit.he smoked his fucking brains out.he done lost he fucking mind.I respect change & growth.the reggae is wack but i do wish him the best success.i just cant fuck with that reggae shit tho.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Will_B on July 31, 2012, 02:57:53 PM
Snoop smoke 2 much of that shit.he smoked his fucking brains out.he done lost he fucking mind.

Yeah Snoops in the same position as Kurupt and Eminem right now. Except Snoop was never as talented as either in their prime.

Don't do any more drugs uncle Snoopy
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Post by: Black Excellence on July 31, 2012, 05:11:00 PM
Snoop smoke 2 much of that shit.he smoked his fucking brains out.he done lost he fucking mind.

Yeah Snoops in the same position as Kurupt and Eminem right now. Except Snoop was never as talented as either in their prime.

Don't do any more drugs uncle Snoopy
snoop was dope as fuck from death row to the dogg house days after that it was curtains.
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Post by: GangstaBoogy on July 31, 2012, 09:09:23 PM
Hopefully this flops so he snaps out of his delusions...
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Post by: M Doggô on July 31, 2012, 10:09:35 PM
I love Snoop, but this is all I can think of with this change. It is so fitting.

http://www.youtube.com/v/j52dZFJ_wOc?version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0
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Post by: socal on July 31, 2012, 11:14:19 PM
This is a stupid move by snoop and I would think disrespectful to real Rastafarians who take the religion seriously. Snoops done smoked himself retarded to believe he Is reincarnated to bob marley a true legend of music and a martyr for his beliefs.I understand feeling bobs spirit his music along with others like pac deliver a concious real message.  Snoop lion or Simba the lion king be real about it and don't make a mockery of a dead legend or a religion because your 40 and confused with your life.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Will_B on August 01, 2012, 03:45:30 AM
Snoop smoke 2 much of that shit.he smoked his fucking brains out.he done lost he fucking mind.

Yeah Snoops in the same position as Kurupt and Eminem right now. Except Snoop was never as talented as either in their prime.

Don't do any more drugs uncle Snoopy
snoop was dope as fuck from death row to the dogg house days after that it was curtains.

Sad but true. Funny how a lot of his latter smashes were Radio tracks. Snoop stopped working with mainstream creative teams and he wonders why he's not getting air play now?
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Post by: nad45 on August 01, 2012, 04:29:11 AM
It's a good thing that he makes a pause in HipHop, and he's beginning to change his subjects on his songs
So on the next album, maybe Dre will want to make it with a more serious and focused Snoop
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: WalterOhDim on August 01, 2012, 05:32:35 AM
I think its just time to move on for Snoopy... I mean, I put him in the same sphere as Nas, Jay-Z, and ...   hmm anyone left from that era, that big, on the West?  These guys still have it in them, to put out good music, but their fan bases are grown, just as they are.  Rap is a young man's game and its time for a change to be relevant.  We all know how cool rappin about blunts, cars, and bitches sounds from a 50 year old man  ???

Listening to the new Nas but dam, this shit isn't gonna sell millions, or be as big as it would've been 15 years ago.  Still quality though. 

As for Soop Lion, I'll give it a listen, I like reggae (don't follow it), and will withhold my judgments until the album drops and I can hear it as a piece of music, NOT hype. 
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Post by: PhunkyDoob on August 01, 2012, 06:48:11 AM
I think its just time to move on for Snoopy... I mean, I put him in the same sphere as Nas, Jay-Z, and ...   hmm anyone left from that era, that big, on the West?  These guys still have it in them, to put out good music, but their fan bases are grown, just as they are.  Rap is a young man's game and its time for a change to be relevant.  We all know how cool rappin about blunts, cars, and bitches sounds from a 50 year old man  ???

Listening to the new Nas but dam, this shit isn't gonna sell millions, or be as big as it would've been 15 years ago.  Still quality though.  

As for Soop Lion, I'll give it a listen, I like reggae (don't follow it), and will withhold my judgments until the album drops and I can hear it as a piece of music, NOT hype.  

Right, however the reason why artists like Nas, Jay-Z etc are and still will be relevant is because as their audience grew and they grew, so did their content. Nas is rapping about stuff that a so called grown man can relate to but like you said how cool can rappin' about blunts, cars and bitches at 40-50 sound? I get it if he's tired of it but my thing is if he really wanna challange himself why not try to make an album with more content instead? I think the problem with cats like Snoop is that he has become such a character now to a point where they would probably never accept that from him. His audience is huge yet his album sales aren't. One reason for that is because they like Snoop the persona/character more than Snoop the artists these days.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: quiksta80 on August 01, 2012, 08:21:04 AM
The sad thing is the beats don't sound too bad but he woulda been better off rapping over them and maybe have hooks with a reggae vibe
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: WalterOhDim on August 01, 2012, 10:03:22 AM
Right, however the reason why artists like Nas, Jay-Z etc are and still will be relevant is because as their audience grew and they grew, so did their content. Nas is rapping about stuff that a so called grown man can relate to but like you said how cool can rappin' about blunts, cars and bitches at 40-50 sound? I get it if he's tired of it but my thing is if he really wanna challange himself why not try to make an album with more content instead? I think the problem with cats like Snoop is that he has become such a character now to a point where they would probably never accept that from him. His audience is huge yet his album sales aren't. One reason for that is because they like Snoop the persona/character more than Snoop the artists these days.

Yea this is true.  I was listening to Nas' "Daughters" and that's definitely fitting for him, and he does a good job with the song which I think even youngins could understand.  Snoop is definitely a character, or as actors say, typecasted. 
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Post by: BiggSadot on August 01, 2012, 11:14:30 AM
This is a stupid move by snoop and I would think disrespectful to real Rastafarians who take the religion seriously. Snoops done smoked himself retarded to believe he Is reincarnated to bob marley a true legend of music and a martyr for his beliefs.I understand feeling bobs spirit his music along with others like pac deliver a concious real message.  Snoop lion or Simba the lion king be real about it and don't make a mockery of a dead legend or a religion because your 40 and confused with your life.

This
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Post by: J$crILLa on August 01, 2012, 01:03:32 PM
doubt it will be a permanant thing, but i will check out the new cd when it drops
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Post by: dnjp4life on August 02, 2012, 04:33:40 AM
If Snoop wants to do this then that's cool, after all, he's been around long enough and established himself enough to be able to experiment musically with different styles.  But personally I'm not that interested in anything Snoop does nowadays.  I don't mind though because he's dropped enough decent material over the years for me to listen to and he remains in my personal top 5 rappers of all time.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Matty on August 02, 2012, 08:11:24 AM
bombudd III ft. snoop lion ;D
Title: Re: Snoop Lion’s reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: MistaNova on August 02, 2012, 08:16:29 AM
I think it's just another fad. Either way Snoop'll release 2 more wack albums and he'll go back to his "gangsta rap roots" and drop a decent album ala NLTD & BCT. I hope...
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Post by: Undisputed on August 02, 2012, 12:10:23 PM
I hope his shit flops hard and he disappears.Your shit is boo boo snoop. only niggas checking for that hot ass garbage is the lames on dubcc still waiting on detox
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: BG Rapsodie on August 02, 2012, 12:32:31 PM
Am I the only one not disappointed in this? Snoop's rapping has sucked lately. Maybe its a long shot, but a reggae album might improve the sound of his music. The beats should be better and there won't be any pop rap songs like the garbage that was Wet.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Will_B on August 02, 2012, 12:36:48 PM
there won't be any pop rap songs

Don't count on it.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: BG Rapsodie on August 02, 2012, 12:47:31 PM
there won't be any pop rap songs

Don't count on it.

If its a reggae album how could there be?
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Will_B on August 02, 2012, 12:55:34 PM
there won't be any pop rap songs

Don't count on it.

If its a reggae album how could there be?

There will be a single meant for Radio. The top 40 stations ain't gonna play a 'straight' Reggae record, it's gonna have to be commercial sounding (more like some kind of Jamaican flavoured R&B with Snoop trying to sing and talking shit over)
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: PLANT on August 02, 2012, 01:04:44 PM
there won't be any pop rap songs

Don't count on it.

If its a reggae album how could there be?

There will be a single meant for Radio. The top 40 stations ain't gonna play a 'straight' Reggae record, it's gonna have to be commercial sounding (more like some kind of Jamaican flavoured R&B with Snoop trying to sing and talking shit over)
watch the video from the press conference they didnt make any radio songs or care to make any "hit" singles they had total creative control and made the album sound cohesive
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Will_B on August 02, 2012, 01:07:03 PM
there won't be any pop rap songs

Don't count on it.

If its a reggae album how could there be?

There will be a single meant for Radio. The top 40 stations ain't gonna play a 'straight' Reggae record, it's gonna have to be commercial sounding (more like some kind of Jamaican flavoured R&B with Snoop trying to sing and talking shit over)
watch the video from the press conference they didnt make any radio songs or care to make any "hit" singles they had total creative control and made the album sound cohesive

Yeah ok will do.

Maybe this will be good...Snoops track record is shaky lately. I did really enjoy Doggumentary tho.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: BG Rapsodie on August 02, 2012, 02:27:38 PM
there won't be any pop rap songs

Don't count on it.

If its a reggae album how could there be?

There will be a single meant for Radio. The top 40 stations ain't gonna play a 'straight' Reggae record, it's gonna have to be commercial sounding (more like some kind of Jamaican flavoured R&B with Snoop trying to sing and talking shit over)

Jamaican flavored R&B sounds a hell of a lot better than the crappy rap singles he's had for his last couple albums.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Darkwing Duck (The Reincarnation) on August 02, 2012, 04:53:46 PM
there won't be any pop rap songs

Don't count on it.

If its a reggae album how could there be?

more like some kind of Jamaican flavoured R&B with Snoop trying to sing and talking shit over)

Diplo  isnt a R&B-producer
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: PLANT on August 02, 2012, 05:06:14 PM
there won't be any pop rap songs

Don't count on it.

If its a reggae album how could there be?

more like some kind of Jamaican flavoured R&B with Snoop trying to sing and talking shit over)

Diplo  isnt a R&B-producer
Diplo is the main reason I have faith in this project.  I think the music and production will be on point and the album will have a consistent sound to it. 
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Post by: Darkwing Duck (The Reincarnation) on August 02, 2012, 05:18:11 PM
yea Diplo is talented. i love the stuff he did for M.I.A. ("paper planes" is one of the greatest songs ive heard in recent years),so im not worried bout the music. the question is if Snoop can create a reggae-persona that can work well for a cohesive album wit 12 or 13 tracks.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: PLANT on August 02, 2012, 05:30:46 PM
yea Diplo is talented. i love the stuff he did for M.I.A. ("paper planes" is one of the greatest songs ive heard in recent years),so im not worried bout the music. the question is if Snoop can create a reggae-persona that can work well for a cohesive album wit 12 or 13 tracks.
well it sounds like they had enough song writers in the studio while this album was recorded, and they asked diplo if he ever had to tell snoop what he was doing was wack, and he said snoop had good ideas for the most part...i have faith in this project, i dont think they would be making all this fuss over it if everyone wasnt totally behind it

diplo did seem kinda surprised they chose La La La as the lead single tho
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Smokin Briccz on August 02, 2012, 06:27:41 PM
3 words

MID LIFE CRISIS

snoops midlife crisis involves him going all rastafari

e-40s midlife crisis includes him wearing little v neck tshirts and dressing like a 12 year old because he lost weight  :D

these rappers kill me.  :D
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: ttpac on August 02, 2012, 06:37:26 PM
Snoop is definitely entitled to choose where he takes his career and it's clear he wants to do something different.  That said, I am sure most fans would like to see him do a complete album with Dre & co but that will most likely never happen anytime soon.
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Post by: M Doggô on August 02, 2012, 09:32:26 PM
But I want to ask a very serious question right now...

Is anyone really surprised that Snoop in his 40's, the time in which many humans go through these spiritual trips and look for deeper meaning in their lives, choose to become Rasta?

 In actuality, when I heard the news I thought his religion change was the most fitting religion change I ever heard of. Now 2 or 3 years ago, when he became a Muslim I knew that wasn't going to last. But Snoop as a Rasta, it makes sense. What doesn't make sense is Snoop Lion. I give the name 2 years, then he's Snoop Dogg again, well actually at this point I just hope he finds Calvin Broadus and focuses on family. Snoop, Rasta, that's great, I'm happy for you and I hope your spiritual journey finds you happiness and weed, but don't forget the kids.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: GangstaBoogy on August 02, 2012, 10:24:34 PM
This is probably an attempt to capitalize on the popularity of weed music (ala his buddy Wiz Khalifa). No way in hell is he going to drop a regae album with anythng other than weed and dance music. I hope no one is expecting a "No Woman, No Cry" or "Buffalo Soldier" type records.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: KrazySumwhat on August 03, 2012, 02:20:14 AM
 iam checking out Yukmouths half baked digital album, theres a pretty cool reggae style weed song on there. It worked but Yuk didnt try n sing lol and cant do a whole album bout weed i mean not ANOTHER one yuk did it snoop n wiz did it cant do it again.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Sccit on August 03, 2012, 04:42:29 AM
they are trying to put out good music.  I am looking forward to this project, as a fan of all types of music.  



LOL...SNOOP DOIN REGGAE IS LIKE WEIRD AL DOIN RAP
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Sccit on August 03, 2012, 05:10:29 AM
Am I the only one not disappointed in this? Snoop's rapping has sucked lately. Maybe its a long shot, but a reggae album might improve the sound of his music. The beats should be better and there won't be any pop rap songs like the garbage that was Wet.


GUESS U HAVENT HEARD THE SONGS YET
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: donfathaimmortal on August 03, 2012, 12:20:27 PM
(http://i47.tinypic.com/1z85xw.png)

What's my motherfuckin name?
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: ANgry! on August 03, 2012, 01:26:33 PM
they are trying to put out good music.  I am looking forward to this project, as a fan of all types of music.  



LOL...SNOOP DOIN REGGAE IS LIKE WEIRD AL DOIN RAP

or alternatively any of your crew rapping
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Sikoticô on August 03, 2012, 02:28:55 PM
God damn that La La La song he put out is bad.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Sccit on August 03, 2012, 06:50:53 PM
they are trying to put out good music.  I am looking forward to this project, as a fan of all types of music.  



LOL...SNOOP DOIN REGGAE IS LIKE WEIRD AL DOIN RAP

or alternatively any of your crew rapping



I WONDER WHY UR NAME IS ANGRY



NEVERMIND
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: BANGADOSHISH!! on August 03, 2012, 07:14:54 PM
his rap career died in 06 after blue carpet treatmen it aint nothin new!
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Technochronic1 on August 04, 2012, 02:46:23 AM
they are trying to put out good music.  I am looking forward to this project, as a fan of all types of music.  



LOL...SNOOP DOIN REGGAE IS LIKE WEIRD AL DOIN RAP

or alternatively any of your crew rapping



I WONDER WHY UR NAME IS ANGRY



NEVERMIND

why the caps, nik?
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: donfathaimmortal on August 04, 2012, 06:48:13 AM
I think Snoop smoked himself silly and without Suge to slap his ass back in place or Master P to pay him to get back in line its as good as dead........Dre & Snoop need a swap places cause Snoops ass needs the DETOX more than anybody...SMH MAAAAAN!

Both Snoop or Dre are dead genius. Anyway, we neva listen DETOX and I hope it to be never released. It's a shitty project. Snoop & Dre are too old and too far away from the beginning of their careers. Snoop "REINCARNATED" and Dre "DETOX" ? It shows me that they have no idea what they want create, simply because the creativity is gone after all this years. According to me, this two rap artists are no longer interesting since a decade. Too bad... Or not.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Will_B on August 04, 2012, 08:17:50 AM
I think Snoop smoked himself silly and without Suge to slap his ass back in place or Master P to pay him to get back in line its as good as dead........Dre & Snoop need a swap places cause Snoops ass needs the DETOX more than anybody...SMH MAAAAAN!

Both Snoop or Dre are dead genius. Anyway, we neva listen DETOX and I hope it to be never released. It's a shitty project. Snoop & Dre are too old and too far away from the beginning of their careers. Snoop "REINCARNATED" and Dre "DETOX" ? It shows me that they have no idea what they want create, simply because the creativity is gone after all this years. According to me, this two rap artists are no longer interesting since a decade. Too bad... Or not.

Except Snoop on Kush was the best he's sounded in years.

Snoop and Dre still a magic combo. They just need to lay down some shit together and release it
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Black Excellence on August 04, 2012, 08:33:18 AM
This is not gonna help him. I hope this album gonna flop hard, and he get on the right path again and make a good rap album. he is shitting on his fans on this move and is pushing more fans away.  This is so sad really .
so true.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: .:Hercy Buggz:. on August 04, 2012, 06:19:42 PM
He didnt suck live...so i think this is going to work.. so far outside of this forum people are showing love
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Smackdog on August 04, 2012, 07:54:09 PM
I ain't got no love for snoop and for doggy house records.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: 2euce 7even on August 05, 2012, 06:14:55 AM
Choose Some Real Beats And Some Gangsta Style Lyrics, Dancehall Stylee And Its All Good But With Producers Like Diplo (Who The Fuck Is This?) It Aint Nuthin But A Wack Thang.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: KrazySumwhat on August 05, 2012, 06:32:34 AM
 Its funny at work i've told about this just laugh and are like wtf? one dude, an old school hip hop head like myself mentioned it and was just shaking his head, today i caught up with my brother and his girlfriend and they bought it up are both like wtf? aswell and laughing at it.
 Seems to be everyones response to this. ppl just think he's smoked too much and lost the plot.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Sccit on August 05, 2012, 11:57:23 AM
they are trying to put out good music.  I am looking forward to this project, as a fan of all types of music.  



LOL...SNOOP DOIN REGGAE IS LIKE WEIRD AL DOIN RAP

or alternatively any of your crew rapping



I WONDER WHY UR NAME IS ANGRY



NEVERMIND

why the caps, nik?

FOREIGN PC

Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: ANgry! on August 05, 2012, 12:02:11 PM
I ain't got no love for snoop and for doggy house records.

thats gotta hurt Snoop
you faggots are funny. I think most of you have got your panties in a bunch over this
props to Snoop for following his muse
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: ANgry! on August 05, 2012, 12:05:01 PM
they are trying to put out good music.  I am looking forward to this project, as a fan of all types of music.  



LOL...SNOOP DOIN REGGAE IS LIKE WEIRD AL DOIN RAP

or alternatively any of your crew rapping



I WONDER WHY UR NAME IS ANGRY



NEVERMIND

why the caps, nik?

FOREIGN PC



capslock was built for you
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Sccit on August 05, 2012, 12:06:05 PM
they are trying to put out good music.  I am looking forward to this project, as a fan of all types of music.  



LOL...SNOOP DOIN REGGAE IS LIKE WEIRD AL DOIN RAP

or alternatively any of your crew rapping



I WONDER WHY UR NAME IS ANGRY



NEVERMIND

why the caps, nik?

FOREIGN PC



capslock was built for you


AND UR NAME IS ANGRY
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Darkwing Duck (The Reincarnation) on August 05, 2012, 01:40:20 PM
ANgry is the same guy as Cavy right?
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Minkaveli on August 05, 2012, 01:54:31 PM
I hope Snoop Lion is Snoop lying.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Blasphemy (A) on August 05, 2012, 02:13:58 PM
It's almost amazing how many people are laughing at snoop for this, I mean he still Smokes weed and all that shit regardless of this career change. But it's ironic because people always said he was gonna be a joke for this album or that album, or being caught wearing these strange ass hats, cloths, and working with popish artist, but the man has a spiritual enlightening moment and changes his name for a legitimate reason, and now people make him into a big joke.


Either way his new music still sounds like shit. Regardless if he does rap or not in the future we still got his old stuff to bump.  8)
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Smackdog on August 05, 2012, 02:28:00 PM
snoop always been wack.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Sccit on August 05, 2012, 03:28:10 PM
ANgry is the same guy as Cavy right?

BASED ON POSTIN STYLE, ID SAY YES
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: KrazySumwhat on August 05, 2012, 10:32:29 PM
It's almost amazing how many people are laughing at snoop for this, I mean he still Smokes weed and all that shit regardless of this career change. But it's ironic because people always said he was gonna be a joke for this album or that album, or being caught wearing these strange ass hats, cloths, and working with popish artist, but the man has a spiritual enlightening moment and changes his name for a legitimate reason, and now people make him into a big joke.


Either way his new music still sounds like shit. Regardless if he does rap or not in the future we still got his old stuff to bump.  8)

 I been his biggest fan and even iam laughing at this shit, Snoop cant sing bottom line, i had no problem with all his experimental stuff i liked the shit on the chuuch tapes and on his albums didnt even mind the country stuff but he's gone too far with a whole album and a name change.
 Hard to take the shit seriously too i mean didnt he go Muslim yet was smoking weed at the same time? And released his own brand of landy?
 
 
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Sir Petey on August 05, 2012, 11:02:54 PM
nik + caps is just too much


i just cant
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Sccit on August 06, 2012, 05:24:58 AM
nik + caps is just too much


i just cant


ITS ALL GOOD
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Sccit on August 06, 2012, 05:26:38 AM
It's almost amazing how many people are laughing at snoop for this, I mean he still Smokes weed and all that shit regardless of this career change. But it's ironic because people always said he was gonna be a joke for this album or that album, or being caught wearing these strange ass hats, cloths, and working with popish artist, but the man has a spiritual enlightening moment and changes his name for a legitimate reason, and now people make him into a big joke.


Either way his new music still sounds like shit. Regardless if he does rap or not in the future we still got his old stuff to bump.  8)

 I been his biggest fan and even iam laughing at this shit, Snoop cant sing bottom line, i had no problem with all his experimental stuff i liked the shit on the chuuch tapes and on his albums didnt even mind the country stuff but he's gone too far with a whole album and a name change.
 Hard to take the shit seriously too i mean didnt he go Muslim yet was smoking weed at the same time? And released his own brand of landy?
 
 


MUSLIMS CAN SMOKE...BUT FORGET THE TRANSFORMATION, IF THE MUSIC WAS GOOD, IT'D BE ONE THING. BUT THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS, HE'S MAKING KNOCK-OFF REGGAE. IT'S NOT AUTHENTIC, AND FROM WHAT I HEARD, IT ISN'T EVEN BUMPABLE. BUT WHO KNOWS..MAYBE A COUPLE GOOD JOINTS WILL COME OF THIS. JUST AINT FEELIN IT, OVERALL.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: KrazySumwhat on August 06, 2012, 07:39:14 AM
^if you smoke weed your not a true Muslim hey..
 Anyway, yeah lets hope for Snoops sake the rest of the songs aren't so embarrassingly shit.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Sccit on August 06, 2012, 08:41:46 AM
^if you smoke weed your not a true Muslim hey..
 Anyway, yeah lets hope for Snoops sake the rest of the songs aren't so embarrassingly shit.


THATS THE BIGGEST LOAD OF BULLSHIT IVE EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE....WEED IS NOT FORBIDDEN IN THE QURAN. ALCOHOL, ON THE OTHER HAND, IS ANOTHER STORY.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: eyeball on August 06, 2012, 08:55:55 AM
Snoop Lion? HAHAHAHAHAHAH

2Pac is spinning in his urn right now.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Chamillitary Click on August 06, 2012, 09:36:06 AM
I mean, it doesn't really matter if you think about it. It's not like him not making Hip Hop takes anything away from us. Outside of like four random songs off random CDs, he hasn't made anything worth listening to in over a decade.

It's just annoying because his Reggae is actually more annoying than jackhammers outside of your house for a 24 hour period.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: KrazySumwhat on August 06, 2012, 09:48:16 AM
^if you smoke weed your not a true Muslim hey..
 Anyway, yeah lets hope for Snoops sake the rest of the songs aren't so embarrassingly shit.


THATS THE BIGGEST LOAD OF BULLSHIT IVE EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE....WEED IS NOT FORBIDDEN IN THE QURAN. ALCOHOL, ON THE OTHER HAND, IS ANOTHER STORY.

 Well iam not an expert but i've been doing some research, its been quite interesting and insightful actually.
 I been reading at Islamic forums where this has been discussed and it seems that most Muslims see smoking weed as Haram.
 Found things like this;
The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: ďEvery intoxicant is prohibited.Ē Sahih al-Bukhari, no. 4088)
 and opinions like;
"Drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, opium, etc are all unlawful (haram) due to the various harms connected with them"
Allah Taíala states in the Holy Quríaan: -

O You who believe! Intoxicants and gambling, (dedication of) stones and (divination by) arrows are an abomination of Satanís handiwork. Avoid (such abominations) that you may prosper. (5:90)

Allah Taíala has described intoxicants amongst other things as being appalling, despicable and hateful acts of Satan and he has commanded us to abstain from them, Allah thereafter states in the next verse: -

Satanís plan is to sow hatred and enmity amongst you with intoxicants and gambling, and to hamper you from the remembrance of Allah and from prayer. Will you not give up? (5:91)

This Aayah tells us how it is a detestable act of Satan, because intoxicants apart from sowing the seeds of enmity also stop you from the sole purpose of having been sent to the world, namely the remembrance of Allah.

Bear in mind that when the term intoxicant is used it also encompasses narcotics, because they to among other things result in the loss of self-control.

 Ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings be upon him) said, "Every intoxicant is khamr (wine) and every intoxicant is haraam (unlawful). Whosoever drinks wine in this world and dies whilst consumed in it and does not repent will not drink it in the next world. (Muslim)

Using intoxicants or things that damage your body is Haramm.
Using Marijuana is haramm.

Fundamentally, Islam requires you to have control over your senses and actions at all times; it's a requirement to remain accountable for all your actions.  Since weed imposes on the ability to control all your faculties with full control, it counts as haram.

 ETC but then theres the other side of the argument;

 since the 1100's the islamic world was known for hash. there are quotes, "china has opium, islam has hash, the west has women", made in the time of alexander dumas. (not his quote, but whoever said the quote used to go to the same type of cafe type place as him and drink hash coffee and write.)

here is what i dont see right with this response. they seem to have lumped all drugs in together, not taking into account man MAKES cocaine, ciggs, heroin, lsd, shrooms, meth and alcohol through a system or a process which eventually becomes beer, liqour, crack, etc.

but marijuana is literally picked from the earth hung to dry then injested. there is no middle man made process to make the qualities that it has.

 All taken from Islamic forums. Anyway this is another subject.

 

 

 
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Hack Wilson - real on August 06, 2012, 10:43:12 AM
^if you smoke weed your not a true Muslim hey..
 Anyway, yeah lets hope for Snoops sake the rest of the songs aren't so embarrassingly shit.


THATS THE BIGGEST LOAD OF BULLSHIT IVE EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE....WEED IS NOT FORBIDDEN IN THE QURAN. ALCOHOL, ON THE OTHER HAND, IS ANOTHER STORY.

 Well iam not an expert but i've been doing some research, its been quite interesting and insightful actually.
 I been reading at Islamic forums where this has been discussed and it seems that most Muslims see smoking weed as Haram.
 Found things like this;
The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: ďEvery intoxicant is prohibited.Ē Sahih al-Bukhari, no. 4088)
 and opinions like;
"Drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, opium, etc are all unlawful (haram) due to the various harms connected with them"
Allah Taíala states in the Holy Quríaan: -

O You who believe! Intoxicants and gambling, (dedication of) stones and (divination by) arrows are an abomination of Satanís handiwork. Avoid (such abominations) that you may prosper. (5:90)

Allah Taíala has described intoxicants amongst other things as being appalling, despicable and hateful acts of Satan and he has commanded us to abstain from them, Allah thereafter states in the next verse: -

Satanís plan is to sow hatred and enmity amongst you with intoxicants and gambling, and to hamper you from the remembrance of Allah and from prayer. Will you not give up? (5:91)

This Aayah tells us how it is a detestable act of Satan, because intoxicants apart from sowing the seeds of enmity also stop you from the sole purpose of having been sent to the world, namely the remembrance of Allah.

Bear in mind that when the term intoxicant is used it also encompasses narcotics, because they to among other things result in the loss of self-control.

 Ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings be upon him) said, "Every intoxicant is khamr (wine) and every intoxicant is haraam (unlawful). Whosoever drinks wine in this world and dies whilst consumed in it and does not repent will not drink it in the next world. (Muslim)

Using intoxicants or things that damage your body is Haramm.
Using Marijuana is haramm.

Fundamentally, Islam requires you to have control over your senses and actions at all times; it's a requirement to remain accountable for all your actions.  Since weed imposes on the ability to control all your faculties with full control, it counts as haram.

 ETC but then theres the other side of the argument;

 since the 1100's the islamic world was known for hash. there are quotes, "china has opium, islam has hash, the west has women", made in the time of alexander dumas. (not his quote, but whoever said the quote used to go to the same type of cafe type place as him and drink hash coffee and write.)

here is what i dont see right with this response. they seem to have lumped all drugs in together, not taking into account man MAKES cocaine, ciggs, heroin, lsd, shrooms, meth and alcohol through a system or a process which eventually becomes beer, liqour, crack, etc.

but marijuana is literally picked from the earth hung to dry then injested. there is no middle man made process to make the qualities that it has.

 All taken from Islamic forums. Anyway this is another subject.


Napoleon from the Outlawz gave up weed and alcohol so i'd believe it
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: sdmaxx1 on August 07, 2012, 05:35:06 AM
snoop does this crap all the time first off he aint no fuckin singer! he cant sing no fuckin reggae who is going to take him seriously certainly not reggae fans. He needs to relize that everyone only loves him because of his gangsta shit his g funk music thats the only reason he is successful not because of the pop singles he puts out an now reggae shit its because of his history gangsta rap g funk shit those are his real fans so i expect this next album to fuckin flop it aint going to attract any of his core fan base. they dont wanna hear that bullshit if we wanted to listen to reggae then we would listen to real reggae artists lol
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Infinite Trapped in 1996 on August 07, 2012, 08:35:07 AM
Snoop Lion has no plans to return to rapping or to change his name back to Snoop Dogg, as he revealed yesterday in a press conference promoting his latest project. As previously reported, the rap legend recently traveled to Jamaica and teamed with Diplo to record a full-length reggae album, Reincarnated. A documentary of the same name will premiere at this yearís Toronto Film Festival to coincide with the albumís release.

Snoop Dogg is going through some major changes in his music and personal life and the metamorphosis manifests itself in a new reggae album, Reincarnation.

Snoop spoke to a small group of journalists at Miss Lilyís, a popular Caribbean restaurant in New York and explained his new-found attitude.

ďWhen I make records I like to come from the heart and records that means something, thatís gonna really change the world. And on this particular project, I had no planning on going to Jamaica, making a reggae record. The spirit called me. And, you know, anytime the spirit calls you, you gotta know that its serious.Ē

Snoop continued saying that the spirit he felt in Jamaica moved him in such a way that he evoked the late Bob Marley. ďIíve always said that I was Bob Marley reincarnated.Ē Incidentally, Rohan Marley was also in attendance, supporting Snoopís new incarnation.

After speaking with his business manager, he decided to reach out to super producer Diplo and artist Major Lazer to begin crafting the album.

He said he had to establish some rules to the people that were working with him on the project.

ďI basically let them know what I want. Its not that I want to become Snoop Dogg in a reggae trackÖI want to bury Snoop Dogg and become Snoop Lion.Ē The Long Beach representative said that after a spiritual meeting with a high priest his old name was discarded and replaced with ďLion.Ē

The rapper said that heís ďtiredĒ of rap music and that he had seen the highest levels of achievement in the genre that make him famous.

ďRap is not a challenge to me. I had enough of that. Itís not appealing to me no more. I donít have no challenges,Ē he insisted. ďIím ĎUncle Snoopí in rap. When you get to be an uncle, you need to find a new profession so you can start over and be fresh again. I want to be a kid again.Ē

Snoop said that his Hip-Hop life has also made it difficult for him to offer live shows that werenít inundated with profanity, sex and violence.

ďIíve always wanted to perform for kids, my grand mother and people around the world that love me, canít accept the music that I make. This reggae music is the music of love, happiness and struggle.Ē

Snoop made it clear that he wasnít fully retiring from Hip-Hop, but that he felt a need to express his personal growth through the music.

ďNow as a 40-year-old man, the artists call me Uncle Snoop, I gotta give Ďem something. I canít keep taking them to a dead end street and dropping them off. I gotta teach Ďem how to fish, teach Ďem how to growÖĒ
Reincarnation was also produced with a DVD movie that documented the creation of Snoop Lion.


This is a beautiful transformation and I support it 100%.   

If you really get deep into it, Snoop even admitted before that he lost the determination to do gangsta rap after his trial ended in summer of 96.  That's why the Doggfather album came out so weak.  With the help of Dre and the Eastsidaz, Kokane and those homies, he was able to manage a little resergence from 99-2001, but he really needed something new.  And what could better than a transformation into Snoop Lion!  He's always had a good heart, and loved the ganja, so now some old school Rasta's really put him up on game to what it's all about, this is gonna be lovely!
Title: Re: Snoop Lion’s reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Sccit on August 07, 2012, 08:48:04 AM
^if you smoke weed your not a true Muslim hey..
 Anyway, yeah lets hope for Snoops sake the rest of the songs aren't so embarrassingly shit.


THATS THE BIGGEST LOAD OF BULLSHIT IVE EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE....WEED IS NOT FORBIDDEN IN THE QURAN. ALCOHOL, ON THE OTHER HAND, IS ANOTHER STORY.

 Well iam not an expert but i've been doing some research, its been quite interesting and insightful actually.
 I been reading at Islamic forums where this has been discussed and it seems that most Muslims see smoking weed as Haram.
 Found things like this;
The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: “Every intoxicant is prohibited.” Sahih al-Bukhari, no. 4088)
 and opinions like;
"Drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, opium, etc are all unlawful (haram) due to the various harms connected with them"
Allah Ta’ala states in the Holy Qur’aan: -

O You who believe! Intoxicants and gambling, (dedication of) stones and (divination by) arrows are an abomination of Satan’s handiwork. Avoid (such abominations) that you may prosper. (5:90)

Allah Ta’ala has described intoxicants amongst other things as being appalling, despicable and hateful acts of Satan and he has commanded us to abstain from them, Allah thereafter states in the next verse: -

Satan’s plan is to sow hatred and enmity amongst you with intoxicants and gambling, and to hamper you from the remembrance of Allah and from prayer. Will you not give up? (5:91)

This Aayah tells us how it is a detestable act of Satan, because intoxicants apart from sowing the seeds of enmity also stop you from the sole purpose of having been sent to the world, namely the remembrance of Allah.

Bear in mind that when the term intoxicant is used it also encompasses narcotics, because they to among other things result in the loss of self-control.

 Ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings be upon him) said, "Every intoxicant is khamr (wine) and every intoxicant is haraam (unlawful). Whosoever drinks wine in this world and dies whilst consumed in it and does not repent will not drink it in the next world. (Muslim)

Using intoxicants or things that damage your body is Haramm.
Using Marijuana is haramm.

Fundamentally, Islam requires you to have control over your senses and actions at all times; it's a requirement to remain accountable for all your actions.  Since weed imposes on the ability to control all your faculties with full control, it counts as haram.

 ETC but then theres the other side of the argument;

 since the 1100's the islamic world was known for hash. there are quotes, "china has opium, islam has hash, the west has women", made in the time of alexander dumas. (not his quote, but whoever said the quote used to go to the same type of cafe type place as him and drink hash coffee and write.)

here is what i dont see right with this response. they seem to have lumped all drugs in together, not taking into account man MAKES cocaine, ciggs, heroin, lsd, shrooms, meth and alcohol through a system or a process which eventually becomes beer, liqour, crack, etc.

but marijuana is literally picked from the earth hung to dry then injested. there is no middle man made process to make the qualities that it has.

 All taken from Islamic forums. Anyway this is another subject.




IT'S A MATTER OF OPINION. IT ALL DEPENDS ON WHETHER U CONSIDER WEED AN INTOXICANT OR A MEDICINE, AND IF YOU KNOW YOUR SHIT, YOU KNOW IT'S THE LATTER.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: B.A. on August 07, 2012, 11:28:52 AM
I hope it's a permanent thing and that Snoop is for real about it and it's not just another gimmick. I haven't been feeling Snoop's music for a long time now; starting with "Paid The Cost To Be The Boss", in my opinion, every album has gotten worse. So if Snoop is serious about getting into Reggae and is planning to give it his all then that's cool. If the music is good, I can support that but he better not come back next year talking about "I'm going to drop Doggystyle 2, it's gonna be the hardest shit ever!" and then drop another weak, fake-ass gangsta rap album. Snoop's been lacking consistency for years now and a lot of people have lost respect for him when it comes to rap music so if he can find a place in Reggae then I'm all for it, he just needs to put out some honest Reggae music and not gimmicky bullshit and then come back with his crip shit on a wack-ass rap/pop/r&b album because that's when people will say "fuck Snoop".

I guess I've just stop caring for Snoop's rap music, don't get me wrong, his old, classic, gangster shit is still some of my favorite music but he's already been there and done that and will never be as dope as he was back then so I think he's long over due for a change.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Infinite Trapped in 1996 on August 07, 2012, 11:36:06 AM
^if you smoke weed your not a true Muslim hey..
 Anyway, yeah lets hope for Snoops sake the rest of the songs aren't so embarrassingly shit.


THATS THE BIGGEST LOAD OF BULLSHIT IVE EVER HEARD IN MY LIFE....WEED IS NOT FORBIDDEN IN THE QURAN. ALCOHOL, ON THE OTHER HAND, IS ANOTHER STORY.

 Well iam not an expert but i've been doing some research, its been quite interesting and insightful actually.
 I been reading at Islamic forums where this has been discussed and it seems that most Muslims see smoking weed as Haram.
 Found things like this;
The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: ďEvery intoxicant is prohibited.Ē Sahih al-Bukhari, no. 4088)
 and opinions like;
"Drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, opium, etc are all unlawful (haram) due to the various harms connected with them"
Allah Taíala states in the Holy Quríaan: -

O You who believe! Intoxicants and gambling, (dedication of) stones and (divination by) arrows are an abomination of Satanís handiwork. Avoid (such abominations) that you may prosper. (5:90)

Allah Taíala has described intoxicants amongst other things as being appalling, despicable and hateful acts of Satan and he has commanded us to abstain from them, Allah thereafter states in the next verse: -

Satanís plan is to sow hatred and enmity amongst you with intoxicants and gambling, and to hamper you from the remembrance of Allah and from prayer. Will you not give up? (5:91)

This Aayah tells us how it is a detestable act of Satan, because intoxicants apart from sowing the seeds of enmity also stop you from the sole purpose of having been sent to the world, namely the remembrance of Allah.

Bear in mind that when the term intoxicant is used it also encompasses narcotics, because they to among other things result in the loss of self-control.

 Ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings be upon him) said, "Every intoxicant is khamr (wine) and every intoxicant is haraam (unlawful). Whosoever drinks wine in this world and dies whilst consumed in it and does not repent will not drink it in the next world. (Muslim)

Using intoxicants or things that damage your body is Haramm.
Using Marijuana is haramm.

Fundamentally, Islam requires you to have control over your senses and actions at all times; it's a requirement to remain accountable for all your actions.  Since weed imposes on the ability to control all your faculties with full control, it counts as haram.

 ETC but then theres the other side of the argument;

 since the 1100's the islamic world was known for hash. there are quotes, "china has opium, islam has hash, the west has women", made in the time of alexander dumas. (not his quote, but whoever said the quote used to go to the same type of cafe type place as him and drink hash coffee and write.)

here is what i dont see right with this response. they seem to have lumped all drugs in together, not taking into account man MAKES cocaine, ciggs, heroin, lsd, shrooms, meth and alcohol through a system or a process which eventually becomes beer, liqour, crack, etc.

but marijuana is literally picked from the earth hung to dry then injested. there is no middle man made process to make the qualities that it has.

 All taken from Islamic forums. Anyway this is another subject.




IT'S A MATTER OF OPINION. IT ALL DEPENDS ON WHETHER U CONSIDER WEED AN INTOXICANT OR A MEDICINE, AND IF YOU KNOW YOU'RE SHIT, YOU KNOW IT'S THE LATTER.

EXACTLY  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: KrazySumwhat on August 08, 2012, 01:08:08 AM
snoop does this crap all the time first off he aint no fuckin singer! he cant sing no fuckin reggae who is going to take him seriously certainly not reggae fans. He needs to relize that everyone only loves him because of his gangsta shit his g funk music thats the only reason he is successful not because of the pop singles he puts out an now reggae shit its because of his history gangsta rap g funk shit those are his real fans so i expect this next album to fuckin flop it aint going to attract any of his core fan base. they dont wanna hear that bullshit if we wanted to listen to reggae then we would listen to real reggae artists lol
Sums it up perfectly.

 As far at the Muslim weed thing, well i thought they weren't allowed/supposed to smoke and judging from the islamic forums i looked at many Muslims say you should not but hey i dont give a fuck really lol.
 But yeah Egypt famous for hash and i see lil middle eastern shops in town where they smoke those big pipe things with all the hoses coming out with the scented tobacco so i guess they smoke.
 
 
 

Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: nad45 on August 08, 2012, 02:37:34 AM
"Snoop Lion" in the press conference : ""With no disrespect to other rappers, but they can't f--k with me in rap"  ;D
He's now the weakest rapper from his generation, Crooked I, Nas , Jay z, Busta Rhymes....
He's now outshined by every rapper in every track
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Will_B on August 08, 2012, 02:53:24 AM
"Snoop Lion" in the press conference : ""With no disrespect to other rappers, but they can't f--k with me in rap"  ;D
He's now the weakest rapper from his generation, Crooked I, Nas , Jay z, Busta Rhymes....
He's now outshined by every rapper in every track

Even Daz who's always been more a producer than rapper brings it more than Snoop.

Snoop seemed hella sincere in that press conference. He's just deluded if he thinks he unfucwitable on the mic. I'm interested on how this album turns out now, but then someone needs to slap Snoop and tell him to move on
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: a little red dot on your new york hat on August 08, 2012, 02:25:23 PM
Snoop is the man. He can do what he wants and I wish him well. But if the music is anything like that first released song, I ain't gonna buy it.

I have to say that this move seems to have gained him a lot of attention though..
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Nate Dogg's Rotting Corpse. on August 08, 2012, 02:26:42 PM
This news has discomforted me to the point of returning as a poltergeist at this forum.
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Will_B on August 08, 2012, 03:27:40 PM
U must be very bored lately Bananas^^
Title: Re: Snoop Lionís reggae career is a permanent thing
Post by: Chamillitary Click on August 09, 2012, 09:21:10 AM
This news has discomforted me to the point of returning as a poltergeist at this forum.

LOLOL.