Is Snoop Dogg pulling a P. Diddy on us? The biggest “brand” in West Coast hip hop has changed his name after an enlightening spiritual journey to Jamaica and will now be known as Snoop Lion, according to an article on Mashable.com.
The 13 time Grammy nominated rapper decided to change the second part of his artist name after a Rastafarian high priest told him, “you are the light, you are the lion,” said Lion, 40, also known by his given name of Calvin Broadus, Jr. Lion reportedly will stop making rap albums and instead focus on reggae for his forthcoming fifth album Reincarnated. A documentary chronicling Lion’s spiritual enlightenment, decision to change his name and trip to Jamaica will be previewed at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2012.
Check out the trailer to Snoop’s documentary, Reincarnated, here: