Snoop Dogg performing at The Hoxton in Toronto, Canada in August 2012.
|Birth name||Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.|
|Also known as|
|Born||October 20, 1971|
Long Beach, California, U.S.
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2012–2013: Reincarnated[change | change source]
In 2012, Snoop Dogg went to Jamaica. He studied the Rastafari movement. He changed his name to Snoop Lion, after the Lion of Judah. This is a name from the tribe of Judah. It is sometimes used to describe Haile Selassie, who is worshipped by Rastafarians. His 2013 album, Reincarnated, is his first reggae music album.
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- Earlier in his career he frequently referenced himself as "Snoop Rock" and "Snoop Doggy Dogg". Other variants of names he has released music under include "Snoop", "Snoop Rock", "DJ Snoopadelic", "Snoopzilla", "Snoop Lion", and "Bigg Snoop Dogg".
Citations[change | change source]
- "The Rise of Niggarachi - XXL". XXL Mag.
- "GGN NEWS". wired.
- "Biography" June 24, 2017.
- Michael Walsh (July 31, 2012). "Snoop Dogg evolves into Snoop Lion, claims he is Bob Marley reincarnated". New York Daily News website. Retrieved May 15, 2014.
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