Today, the artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg officially released his new album as a “Reincarnated” Snoop Lion, embracing the Rastafarian lifestyle after an enlightening trip to Jamaica a few years ago. His journey was documented in a film, also called Reincarnated, that when coupled with this album, gives us the most intimate look we’ve had at the legendary rapper since his 2007 reality show, Father Hood. The icon grapples with his past, his rise to fame and his message as he continues making music.
Having come from a particularly violent era in Hip-hop, his new message of peace extends to all parts of his life, including what he listening to personally. That said, he’s created a new channel for the Music Unlimited service: Snoop Lion Reggae Picks. The channel features variety of reggae & dancehall favorites of Snoop himself, including tracks from collaborators Collie Buddz and Major Lazer (who produced the new album.) Listen to it now in the premium channels section of the Music Unlimited service.
Snoop Lion embarks on a worldwide journey in May, travelling through a multitude of summer festivals, including London’s legendary T in the Park (alongside Rihanna, Mumford & Sons, The Killers & more.) Take a look at the dates below, listen to the channel and introduce yourself to a new Snoop like you’ve never heard him before.
May 04 Olympic Velodrome Seoul, Korea, Republic Of
May 18 Moses Mabhida Durban, South Africa
May 26 Soundset Festival Shakopee, MN
Jun 02 Wakarusa 2013
Jun 09 Moonrise Festival Baltimore, M
Jun 29 BET Experience at LA Live Los Angeles, CA
Jul 04 Zenith
Jul 05 Summerjam Festival Cologne, Germany
Jul 07 Istanbul Calling Festival Istanbul, Turkey
Jul 08 Arena Armeec Sofia Sofia, Bulgaria
Jul 10 Fresh Island Festival Novalja, Croatia
Jul 11 Exit Festival
Jul 12 London Wireless festival London, United Kingdom
Jul 13 T in the Park
Jul 14 Openair Frauenfeld Frauenfeld, Switzerland
Aug 06 Heineken Music Hall Amsterdam, Netherlands
Aug 09 Fete du Bruit dans Landerneau Landerneau, France