West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg‘s long-awaited foray into the reggae world will finally go down as a release date for his Reincarnated LP has now surfaced.
According to reports, Snoop “Lion” will invade retail store shelves this spring.
The Compton Lion has finally announced the official release date for his debut reggae album, Reincarnated. Snoop will release his project three days after the biggest weedhead day of the year, 4/20. Look out for project to hit iTunes and retailers on 4/23. (Miss Info TV)
The Dogg Father also issued a statement and explained the significance of his upcoming LP.
“We were searching for true reggae music and the message of peace and hope it reflects,” says Snoop Lion of REINCARNATED. “It’s so much a part of who I am, and this record is all about paying homage and giving respect to those who created and love reggae music, and hopefully introducing it to a whole new audience. I feel truly honored to make this album and respect to all who blazed the path for me.” (Press Release)
The forthcoming solo effort will feature guest spots courtesy of artists like Drake and Rita Ora.
Reincarnated boasts appearances from Drake, Chris Brown, T.I., Busta Rhymes, Akon, and Rita Ora, as well as dancehall stars Popcaan and Mavado. Tracks include “Lighters Up,” “Here Comes the King,” “La, La, La,” “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks,” “Harder Times,” and “No Guns Allowed,” which is slated to be the next single off Reincarnated. The personal song features Snoop’s daughter, Cori B., and has a hopeful and peaceful message. (Rap-Up)
Last summer, Snoop delved into his reasoning for transforming into a reggae artist.
“He would see me come to rehearsals with all of my Rastafari, my gear, my hair, my look. He was just peeping me out, and I let him know I was doing a reggae project and working on the album and whatnot, but he didn’t really understand it until ‘La La La’ came out,” Snoop told MTV News. “La La La,” the first single from Reincarnated, which Snoop released July 20, marked a new chapter in his musical career, though he has always infused reggae lingo in tracks like the 1992 Dr. Dre track “The Day the N—az Took Over” and his 1993 album cut “Pump Pump.” (MTV)