Snoop Dogg has decided to change his name to Snoop Lion after a supposed awakening while recording his forthcoming reggae album “Reincarnation”. Cameron takes a look at other names Snoop could have gone with.
After a sabbatical to Jamaica while recording his new album “Reincarnation” Snoop Dogg has gone from the D-O-Double-G too the L-I-O-N, not as catchy. Snoop said in an interview with reporters that he was christened Lion after a Rastafarian priest decided so, this is an excerpt from that announcement taken from the Washington Post.
“I want to bury Snoop Dogg, and become Snoop Lion,” he told reporters, according to news.com.au. “I didn’t know that until I went to the temple, where the High Priest asked me what my name was, and I said, ‘Snoop Dogg.’ And he looked me in my eyes and said, ‘No more. You are the light; you are the lion.’ From that moment on, it’s like I had started to understand why I was there.”
Snoop’s real name is Calvin Broadus, closer to a professional wrestlers name than a rappers.Lion now joins the likes of Prince, Garth Brooks, Cat Stevens, and P. Diddy, or Diddy, or Puffy, or Sean Combes or whatever the hell new name Puff Daddy (cause that’s what he’ll always be to me) is using, to change there names mid career. Although the Name Snoop Lion is pretty sweet, let’s take a look at some other names Snoopy could have decided on otherwise.
Snoop Cheetah – Let’s face it, in the eyes of the public the Cheetah rules all; this also could have provided for an awesome Cheetos endorsement.
Snoop Spice – Just think of it, Posh, Ginger, Baby, Scary, Sporty, and Snoop. One night only, the return of the Spice Girls with a brand new member. Everyone of their new songs that they could do could be just like “California Girls”, you know, that piece of crap Katy Perry Song that almost ruined Snoop in my eyes.
Snoop Jonas – Again, I just want to see him use his new founded religion to promote peace and unity. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen the Jonas’ together. With the announcement of Kevin Jonas’s new reality show this could be a perfect story development.
Snoop Marijuana or Snoop Mary Jane – If you don’t get this, then you don’t understand Snoop or Marijuana. Snoop has been down with the greener things in life since he burst onto the scene. So what better way then to celebrate the thing that brought you into the mainstream and into stoners’ heart’s everywhere, other than music, then by changing your name in dedication to it.
Anyways, I think it’s fantastic that Snoop has found some sort of religious rebirth in life, and I’m certainly excited to check out his Reggae album after hearing the track “La,La,La”. Thank you Snoop for always staying ahead of the curve. Except “Mac and Devin”, that movie is a goddamn train wreck. One other thing, why didn’t he just choose the name Nemo Hoes, he already calls himself that on his self-made GGN News and it’s a frigging hilarious name as it is.