So Snoop Doggy Dogg became Snoop Lion last year as part of a religious awakening in which he’s said to have embraced Rastafarianism. He’s shot a documentary called Reincarnated detailing this new path and the recording of his reggae album of the same name. Bunny Wailer is said to have called him a fraud. Rohan Marley has defended him. Guess this is one of those situations where time will tell. Snoop has always been adept and evolving with the times to stay relatively relevant, from Death Row to No Limit and beyond. He’s just launched the video for his second track from Reincarnated called Here Comes The King. According to his site, “Snoop Lion’s latest video for his single “Here Comes the King” is an epic anti-hater anthem and a celebration of peace, love and unity.”
To be honest, I’m not feeling the song much and Snoop’s delivery/singing sounds like a weak attempt to sound Jamaican. If he’s embracing Rastafarianism, I’d love to see him do tracks with people like Stephen Marley, Capleton, Sizzla, Morgan Heritage and even Burning Spear. Some proper Roots Reggae.