Posted by | Cyrena Rose

Snoop Dogg wants you to know that he’s tired of hip-hop, is Bob Marley reincarnated and is embracing reggae instead of the culture of guns he once rapped about.

Oh yeah, he also has a new name:  Snoop Lion!

The former gangster rapper is releasing a reggae album called Reincarnated in the fall.  He said that in Jamaica, he connected with Bob Marley’s spirit and is now “Bob Marley reincarnated.”

The documentary below follows Snoop Dogg as he journeys to Jamaica to record an album with Diplo.  While there, Snoop finds himself embraced by the Jamaican people, is positively impacted by Rastafarian culture, and becomes reincarnated as Snoop Lion:[youtube id=”MTqyV5Kw9Ss” width=”600″ height=”350″]

Check out the press conference (Snoop Lion, Diplo, Suroosh Alvi, Ted Chung, and host, Sway broadcast live from Miss Lily’s in NYC) as Snoop explains his reincarnation: [youtube id=”EX7EqelDuQg” width=”600″ height=”350″]

What are your thoughts?