The artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg, now Snoop Lion, is emerging with new music and a closer look at his upcoming documentary, Reincarnation.
Last year, Snoop Lion traveled to Jamaica and spiritually connected with the Rastafarian culture, returning with inspiration for his Reincarnation album (also the name of film), slated for a 2013 release.
The full-length documentary follows his career from the streets of Compton to his rise as an international hip-hop artist. It also delves into the heavy violence that surrounded hip-hop during the height of his success, as well as his trip to Trench Town, Jamaica and his relationship to reggae and the culture.
Production team Major Lazor has been working with Snoop Lion on the new album, as he makes his departure from hip hop into reggae. A few tracks have been released on Major Lazor’s Sound Cloud.
One track, Lighter’s Up, features artists Mavado and Popcaan and is scheduled to be released on iTunes December 18th. Listen to it below: