As Snoop Dogg announced his conversion to Rastafari recently, the rapper unveiled his new name!
“I want to bury Snoop Dogg and become Snoop Lion,” he said.
The faith was born in Jamaica, where calling someone a dog is deeply insulting.
The priest, a member of the most traditional branch of Rastafari, Nyabingi, rechristened the rapper Snoop Lion. The new documentary “Reincarnated” captures the rapper’s conversion in Jamaica last February.
Unlike dogs, lions hold a place of pride in Rasta theology!
Snoop caught up with Facebook founders Mark Zuckerberg and Sean Parker backstage following an exclusive event where he performed. The event hosted by Napster founder and Facebook investor Sean Parker, celebrated the recently announced partnership between Facebook and Spotify.
Check out Snoop Dogg performing in Abu Dhabi’s Yas Centre last night. Snoop was even decked out in full Arab dress!
Last night Snoop Dogg paid a visit to tattoo artist Mister Cartoon and got his arm tattooed in tribute to Nate Dogg!
Nate Dogg was mourned by family and friends including Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre, The Game, Xzibit, Warren G and more.
Snoop spoke at the funeral, sharing:
“He was a loving, caring individual, I’m so honored, so happy that you gave me the opportunity, God, to know Nate Dogg. I want to stand here and cry, but I have to have the strength for you Nate Dogg. It’s 213, DPG for life.”
Legendary US rapper Nate Dogg passed away in the early morning hours of March 15, according to the Long Beach Press-Telegram. They reported that news was announced by his family.
The cause of death has not yet been made public but Nate Dogg began battling health issues a few years ago, as he suffered strokes in 2007 and 2008.
Long time friend and collaborator Snoop Dogg tweeted:
“We lost a true legend n hip hop n rnb. One of my best friends n a brother to me since 1986 when I was a sophomore at poly high where we met.
I love u buddy luv. U will always b wit me 4ever n a day u put the g n g funk u put the 1 n 213 n u put yo stamp on evrybdy u ever didit wit
I miss u cuzz I am so sad but so happy I got to grow up wit u and I will c u again n heaven cuz u know d slogan”
50 Cent tweeted:
“I just landed nate dog is dead damn. GOD BLESS HIM R.I.P he meant a lot to west coast hiphop. Iv always been a fan of it.
I wrote the chorus to 21 questions I needed nate to sing it for me. He had a way of making everything feel hard.”
Nate Dogg was known for collaborations with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Eminem, 50 cent and many more, as well as his memorable hooks. He was nominated for four Grammys during his career.