Snoop Reveals His Journey From ‘Dogg’ To ‘Lion’
In a recent interview with MTV News, Snoop Lion reflected on the transition he has made following his 20 year stretch in the hip-hop industry, seeing his career take a drastic turn. Instead of making tracks like 'Murder Was The Case', the rapper has now matured to the extent where he is singing for peace on songs like 'No Guns Allowed'…
When speaking to MTV News, Snoop had this to say: "’Murder Was The Case' was a song about a gangster that was given a decision on whether he was gonna live his life the right way or the wrong way."
In the Dr.Dre produced classic, Snoop escapes death and obtains ridiculous amounts of wealth before he is double crossed and sent to prison! The song related to a tough period in the rappers life, he revealed: "It was so crazy because in my real life I had an actual real case like that, that happened that had nothing to do with the song," Snoop said. "It was a reflection of what you write and what you put out is gonna come back to you."
Snoop went on to explain how he has truly evolved: "Now you see me writing about 'No Guns Allowed' because... it's about being a man and being strong and being powerful enough to try and educate and deter people from doing negative things in life," he said.
Now Snoop is moving towards the reggae scene with his latest project 'Reincarnated' and has even travelled to Jamaica in order to get blessed by the late great Bob Marley's son Rohan and to form a bond with the Niyabinghi branch of the Rastafari movement.
The newly-born ‘Lion’ concluded: "The world needs positivity and music that feels good, because music is a relief. That's what it does: It relives your pain; it relives anything that you're going through. When you go to a club or go in your car and put on your music, it's for relief."
Words: Kristian Galea (@KrisSoAppalled)