Rapper Snoop Dogg is ditching his explicit lyrics to embrace a new image for the “reincarnation” as a reggae singer, in addition to changing his name to Snoop Lion.
Snoop, real name Calvin Broadus, is adimant that his transformation to reggae star is a better fit and he is inspired by music which is “about love and peace and unity and struggle.”
The former rapper tells Entertainment Tonight Online, “I’m kind of watching what I’m saying… before I never had to watch what I was saying, because I didn’t give a f**k what I was saying because it was coming from my heart…
“I was speaking from a young adolescent who was an ex-gangbanger ex-drug dealer, so I was speaking what I thought was best at the time, which was what I was going through.”
“But as an older man I have to speak on things that make a difference and things that matter – using my power the right way to say something.”