in today’s GTFOHWTBS news….
I couldn’t let this one go MadMen.
Snoop Dog held a press conference to announce to the world that he is Bob Marley reincarnated, is “tired” of Hip-Hop, is now doing reggae and we are now to call him “Snoop Lion”.
I couldn’t make this up if I wanted to. The San Francisco Chronicles reports:
The artist said at a news conference Monday in New York that he was “born again” during a visit to Jamaica in February and is ready to make music that his “kids and grandparents can listen to.”
The former gangster rapper is releasing a reggae album called “Reincarnated” in the fall. He said that in Jamaica, he connected with Bob Marley’s spirit and is now “Bob Marley reincarnated.”
Bob Marley’s son Rohan attended the conference and gave Snoop his blessing.
“I feel like I’ve always been Rastafarian,” Snoop said of the spiritual Jamaican movement. While there, he said, he visited a temple, was renamed Snoop Lion and was also given the Ethiopian name Berhane, meaning “light of the world.”
Snoop didn’t explain why he was switching from “Dogg” to “Lion,” but it’s likely a reference to the Lion of Judah, a religious symbol popular in Rastafarian and Ethiopian culture.
I am all KINDS of Mad at this! Is he serious?? He thinks he can go to Jamaica for 30 days and suddenly become Rastafari??? After he spent half his life going against the spirit of the movement?? Degrading women, making porn, calling women all kinds of bitches and hoes and being one of the key people responsible for the psychopathic mindset prevalent in Hip-Hop today?????
He thinks he can get off that easy for the injustices levied on the black community through his music and influence? Yes people do change…but how about righting your wrongs first?
here are a few suggestions:
– Use your influence to speak truth to the brainwashing of the industry
– Apologize to every woman on the face of the earth with a hand-written sympathy card
– slap the giddy-up horseshit out of Rohan for what he did to Lauren Hill and then slap him again for allowing his father’s name to be blasphemed against.
and that is just for starters.
This man is just trying to make a dollar by “reinventing” himself like Madonna or Gaga. Us real MadMen see through his jive ass like glass.
To explain his sudden change of heart Snoop said he wants to perform music his children and family can listen to. He went on to state, “As a 40-year-old man … I’ve got to give them something. That’s what you do when you’re wise.” Forgetting the fact that he is best known for songs like “Gin & Juice” “Drop It Like It’s Hot” and the infamous “It Ain’t No Fun if the Homies Can’t Have None”.
Bob Marley is turning in his grave!