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Snoop Lion Reggae Grammy

Snoop Lion captures Reggae Grammy nomination

Revered gangster rap star, Snoop Dogg can now add a Reggae Grammy nomination to his list of achievements after he was named one of five finalists on Friday for the Best Reggae Album award at next year’s Grammy Awards. The artist, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, is being nominated for his album, Reincarnated, which he unveiled this past spring under the Snoop Lion moniker. […]

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Lady Saw calls out Snoop Lion

One of Dancehall’s greats has become wary of the musical path taken by Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg) as Lady Saw recently took the popular American musician to task for his venturing into Reggae music. In a recent interview, the ‘Queen of Dancehall’ voiced her disapproval of Snoop’s dabbling into the Reggae market. When speaking following her performance at Usain Bolt’s Tracks […]

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Largeup.com: Eddie Murphy goes reggae with Snoop Lion

words by Jesse Sewer The last time we heard Eddie Murphy sing reggae, he was instructing the members of a VFW Hall to “kill all the white people,” in one of the most memorable skits from his run at SNL. More than three decades later, we’re still laughing at that one. Well we’re laughing again, but this time not […]

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Snoop Lion Reincarnated

Snoop Lion’s ‘Reincarnated’ album tops Billboard Reggae chart

Gangster-rap legend turned Reggae crooner,Snoop Lion has seen his change of genre merit rewards as his debut Reggae album, Reincarnated has topped Billboard’s Reggae albums chart. The album, released April 23rd, sold over 21,000 copies during its first week and is currently number 16 on the Billboard Hot 200. Reincarnated features a number of hits including “Lighters Up,” (feat. Mavado and […]

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Snoop Lion blasts Bunny Wailer following criticism of new moniker

Though toting a more conscious, positive vibe as Snoop Lion, the artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg is barking back at one of his harshest critics in Reggae legend, Bunny Wailer. The rap legend turned Reggae crooner ripped Wailer during an interview published Thursday in Rolling Stone Magazine after months of accusations by the former Wailing Wailers member that he had been profiting […]

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Rastas claim Snoop misused ‘Lion’ moniker, illegally shot footage for new film

Prominent members of Jamaica’s Rastafarian community have long been skeptical of Snoop Lion‘s recent conversion from gangster rapper to a melodic Reggae musician. They now have made their reasoning clear as to why they believe his new ‘Lion’ moniker is nothing more than a cheap gimmick. Iconic Reggae musician, Bunny Wailer has been very vocal […]

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Video: Snoop Lion ft. Angela Hunte & Major Lazer - "Here Comes the King"

Video: Snoop Lion ft. Angela Hunte & Major Lazer – “Here Comes the King”

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. From the forthcoming album Reincarnated out April 2013 on RCA/VICE. Co-written by Angela Hunte, author of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ “Empire State of Mind.” Produced by Major Lazer. Director: Andy Capper […]

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Snoop Lion documentary, ‘Reincarnated’ to hit theatres worldwide this March

Reincarnated, the much anticipated documentary by Snoop Lion will finally make its way to theatres March 15th. New York based magazine/multimedia outlet and producers for Reincarnated, VICE made the announcement regarding the movie’s release date on Thursday. Reincarnated can be viewed across a number of select American theatres, including New York’s Sunshine Cinemas, Laemmle Monica […]

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Snoop Lion to meet with Rastas in attempt to settle differences

Days after legendary Reggae singer, Bunny Wailer and members of the Rastafari Millennium Council went after Snoop Lion for his alleged profiting off Rastafarian culture, the former gangster rapper turned Reggae crooner hopes to make amends with them. Snoop Lion will reportedly fly down to Jamaica in February to meet with Wailer and the Rasta […]

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LargeUp TV: Snoop Lion on Bunny Wailer

Snoop discusses his relationship with reggae legend Bunny Wailer in an exclusive interview with LargeUp TV. CLICK TO READ MORE @ LARGEUP TV

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Rastas denounce Snoop Lion’s use of their culture

Snoop Lion’s recent transformation from hardcore rap to Reggae has surprised and even amused many music fans locally and overseas. However, some prominent Rastafarians are far from enthused about the entertainer’s new persona. Legendary Reggae singer, Bunny Wailer has called out the artiste formerly known as Snoop Dogg, claiming he has been using his ‘Lion’ […]

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Snoop shoots first video in JA as he unites Mavado and Popcaan

Recently reincarnated American musician, Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg) continues to showcase his infatuation for Jamaican culture by shooting his first music video in the island. He is also using it as an opportunity to bridge two of music’s camps together. Snoop Lion arrived in the island last weekend to shoot his second Reggae video […]

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Mavado reportedly working on collaborations with ‘Gaza’ artistes, Snoop Lion

Prominent Dancehall/Reggae singjay, Mavado might be seeking to prove that unity does exist between ‘Gaza’ and ‘Gully’ artistes after all as the self-professed Gully Gaad aims towards working with a pair of Gaza heavyweights. According to reports, Mavado has communicated with highly acclaimed Gaza deejays, Tommy Lee and Popcaan regarding possible collaborations. A source close […]

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Popcaan and Drake to collaborate?

Internationally acclaimed Dancehall superstar, Popcaan could soon score another hit collaboration with an overseas sensation as he seeks to build his consistently impressive resume. Having joined forces with rap legends such as Busta Rhymes (Only Man She Want Remix) and Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg), Popcaan could soon add Canadian hip-hop superstar, Drake to his […]

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Snoop Dogg credits Bob Marley for ‘Lion’ transformation

Internationally acclaimed rap star, Snoop Dogg has reinvigorated his career by morphing into a full-fledged ‘Lion’ and credits Reggae music’s greatest product for his transformation. Set to release his first Reggae album entitled Reincarnated, Snoop Lion has remodeled his musical approach in recent months; moving from the hardcore gangster raps he became renowned for into […]

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Snoop Dogg debuts alter-ego, drops first Reggae single

Months after internationally acclaimed rap legend, Snoop Dogg filmed a documentary in Jamaica, the prominent artiste has created an alter ego symbolic of the island’s culture and its most popular genre. In February, Snoop Dogg visited Jamaica as he shot footage for a documentary focusing on the Rastafari Movement as well as the island’s culture. […]

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