News: Snoop Dogg Reveals Top Must-Have's, "I've Got To Have A Couple Of Females Around"
Monday, Aug 6, 2012 9:10AM
West Coast rap veteran Snoop "Dogg" Lion recently revealed what top must have's he needs in order to pen hits, ranging from herbal necessities to the luxury of women.
In addition to marijuana and ladies, Snoop said he needs some throwback musical inspiration to help his pen hand.
Snoop Dogg needs ''a lot of weed'' and ''females'' to write new tracks. The 'Drop it Like it's Hot' rapper - who is now re-branding himself Snoop Lion and releasing a reggae album - says he needs certain specific ingredients to get him in the mood before he can write a hit. He said: ''To write rap I've got to smoke a lot of weed. I need some music, old music, R'n'B, hip hop, anything that's 70s, 80s, 60s, something that's inspiring, then I've got to have a couple of females around for inspiration.'' (Contact Music)
Coincidentally, Snoop's love for marijuana recently got him banned from Norway for two years.
A lawyer representing Snoop Dogg says the American rapper has been banned from entering Norway for two years after trying to enter the country with a small amount of marijuana last month. Holger Hagesaeter, the rapper's legal representative in Norway, told The Associated Press on Saturday that his client "can live with the decision" and has no immediate plans to appeal it. (Huffington Post)
Last month, the rap veteran revealed a decision to change his alias to "Snoop Lion."
Is Snoop Dogg changing his name? It seems the rapper is changing things up, transforming into Snoop Lion (though his legal name remains Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.). The West Coast artist held a news conference in New York on Monday, where he talked about his February trip to Jamaica as the inspiration for his change of moniker. The Lion worked on his new album, "Reincarnated," while visiting the island. What do you think of Snoop Lion's new name? (Boston)
Snoop also claimed the spirit of late music icon Bob Marley entered his soul.
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. (Fox News)
Check out some recent Snoop "Dogg" Lion footage below: