Snoop Lion: Snoop Dogg Unveils New Name, Reggae Focus

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Snoop Dogg is now the artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg.

The rapper announced last night that he's no longer Snoop Dogg ... or a rapper. He will be focusing on creating reggae music under the name Snoop Lion!

"Rap is not a challenge to me," the Doggfather said Monday at a press event in New York City, explaining his transformation to the ... Lionfather?

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"With no disrespect to other rappers, but they can't f**k with me in rap," he added.

"I've won every accolade you can in rap, they call me 'Uncle Snoop' in rap. When you're an uncle, it's time to find something new ... I want to feel like a kid again."

Thus, get ready to hear Snoop Lion roar ... or at least drop smooth, Caribbean-influenced beats on his new project called, Reincarnated.

"It's not that I want to become Snoop Dogg on a reggae track," Snoop reiterated. "I want to bury Snoop Dogg, and become Snoop Lion."

"I didn't know that until I went to the temple, where the High Priest asked me what my name was, and I said, 'Snoop Dogg.' And he looked me in my eyes and said, 'No more. You are the light; you are the lion.'"

"From that moment on, it's like I had started to understand why I was there."

It's unclear if he means that metaphorically or literally, but good to know.

Check out Snoop Lion’s debut single, “La La La,” after the jump!

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You nerds.. Lion is a holy jamaican animal ... I'm agree with snoop... He's da best rapper alive , and he will became the best reggae singer alive.

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Truth is Snoop can't rao no more! Have him write down tracks in front of you. He may get one or two but he can't do an album anymore. I wish I could say I was lyin but I ain't love Snoop's old shit but I can't digg that Reggae shit. But trust me if something changes in Snoops life it may push him back in the game atleast for a year or two! Who knows! Much love Snoop! Your a legend in the game but you outta tell you fans the truth Doggy! Atleast I feel that you deserve to let them know after all their loyal years following you! L8!

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Its not a bad idea 2 change but truly speekin no one would feet ur sheos as rap

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Snoop one of da best str8 up....nuttin wrong wit tryin sumtin new bruh....been bumpin ya sice old skool days much luv My gzzzz.....Lets get it.....GSD

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love snoop dogg but i think he literally smoked himself retarded

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I wouldn't say he's the best but verrrry great at rap snoop knows who's the best is and will hear him in a couple more years "2PAC"

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he is the best rapper in the world,he should not retire.i grew up listening to his rap and i have listened to his first single "la la la" and it is very good. i welcome this new chapter in his life and his career.keep it up snoop

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one love irie lion

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The spiritual side of me wants to say, cool, I understand that,, But the other side wants to say, what the hell!! I lived through Prince and his formerly known as and P. Diddy's, Puff and Daddy and Pee Pee, and I ain't going through it again!! lol Keepin in simple, Snoop--I love your stuff tho, and the way you love your family,, and you haters shush...

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So why lion....is it because he's a big pu$$y? Such an idiot, and his ego gets more bloated with the amt of weed he smokes. This last time, he must have added some PCP to the joint!

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