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2012-07-31 10:03:21 AM
Looks like Puff Daddy/P Diddy/P Daddy/P Dummy/Puffy/P Oodle isn't alone anymore.
 
2012-07-31 10:06:22 AM
"I just didn't have my third eye open, but its wide open right now." ...and ready for a little reggae action, too.
 
Skr
2012-07-31 10:06:27 AM
"The 40-year-old said as a result of his reincarnation, his new album will be a reggae record"

After getting a taste of him with the Gorillaz. I'm Okay with This.

As for the new name, it doesn't really flow off the tongue as easily but whatever makes him happy.
Legally changed my entire (first, middle, and last) name, so I am well acquainted with how much a change of moniker can impact and sway a person's mindset.

Looking forward to that new album.
 
2012-07-31 10:09:47 AM
That must have been some seriously good sh** he was smoking in Jamaica.
 
2012-07-31 10:09:58 AM
This dude is crazy talented. Reggae from now on? Snoop gets banned from countries for weed. As talented as he is, this is gonna be awesome.
 
2012-07-31 10:10:33 AM
Here's hoping he doesn't write a kitchy song about Batman and change his name again, this time to an ankh with a blunt.
 
2012-07-31 10:12:01 AM
Maybe Snoop Lion can visit Norway, because Snoop Dogg can't.

No Snoop? More like Snoreway.
 
2012-07-31 10:12:26 AM
Snoop Pretentiously Pretentious.
 
2012-07-31 10:13:00 AM

Grapple: That must have been some seriously good sh** he was smoking in Jamaica.



That's exactly what I was thinking.
 
2012-07-31 10:13:37 AM
www.blogcdn.com

I'm looking forward to installing Snoop Lion. It'll make my mac much more chill.
 
2012-07-31 10:15:00 AM
Catch Snoop Lion on Nickelodeon, or wherever there is at least a modest check involved.

You turned yourself into a joke, son. And well before this stupidity.
 
2012-07-31 10:17:36 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: Snoop Pretentiously Pretentious.


no. that's the great thing about snoop dogg. he's not pretentious.

when he does stuff like this it's just because he's incredibly baked all the time.
 
2012-07-31 10:18:47 AM
Hahaha! Wow rappers really need to get over them selves.
 
2012-07-31 10:20:18 AM
FTA:"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."

It's always easy to understand when they call you lion and not chinchilla or titmouse.
 
2012-07-31 10:24:23 AM

rudemix: Snoop Titmouse.

 
2012-07-31 10:26:35 AM
iseeahappyface.com

/hot like the cherry on Mr. Lion's blunt
 
2012-07-31 10:28:27 AM
There's a link to the La La La tune he made.

It's mediocre for reggae, at best. He probably shouldn't sing, nor should he do it in a patious. It sounds horrible.
 
2012-07-31 10:51:33 AM
"I have always said I was Bob Marley reincarnated. I feel I have always been a Rastafari. I just didn't have my third eye open, but its wide open right now."

Maybe I'm not keyed into how Rasta reincarnation works (I'm not sure how Abrahamic religion picks up reincarnation, but I'll roll with it), but you were born 10 years before Bob Marley died. I don't think reincarnation works that way.
 
2012-07-31 10:54:37 AM
"I have always said I was Bob Marley reincarnated."

Bob Marley had more talent in his little finger than you have in your entire body, Calvin.
 
2012-07-31 10:56:37 AM
Hmmm... Lions don't snoop, do they?
 
2012-07-31 11:02:07 AM

question_dj: There's a link to the La La La tune he made.

It's mediocre for reggae, at best. He probably shouldn't sing, nor should he do it in a patious. It sounds horrible.


This. Its not his best work. I heard that Diplo produced it though?
 
2012-07-31 11:03:17 AM
I admit I'm not the most knowledgeable person when it comes to rap personae...was "Snoop Dogg" supposed to be a variant of Snoopy (the dog) (from Peanuts), or just a random coincidence? Because if he likes one-offs for names, maybe he could rename himself something like Cloward E. Lion.
 
2012-07-31 11:15:27 AM

MDGeist: Hahaha! Wow rappers really need to get over them selves.


From the early days of hip-hop one of the absolute key messages has been "I'm better on the mic than you or anyone else." It's an empowerment message. I'm sure it becomes part of the emcee's personality.

But FWIW, Snoop is way wrong. I don't care what awards he's won, there are PLENTY better than him and always have been. So I'm with you on that in this case.
 
2012-07-31 11:21:28 AM

vernonFL: question_dj: There's a link to the La La La tune he made.

It's mediocre for reggae, at best. He probably shouldn't sing, nor should he do it in a patious. It sounds horrible.

This. Its not his best work. I heard that Diplo produced it though?


Diplo is known for making obnoxious dance music though, not reggae. So I'm not sure how exactly this is supposed to be "roots" reggae. Someone really should get him in touch with the dudes at Trojan records and hook him up with a real reggae band.
 
2012-07-31 11:31:04 AM
So let's review. Snoop Dogg has not put out anything relevant in about 7 years. His manager or PR firm, presumably equipped with marketing degrees & MBA's, know just what to do when a usable product falls out of favor: re brand. NEW LOOK, SAME GREAT TASTE!!! Make up a story about going to the top of the mountain it's great imagery.

Only India is passe...Beatles already did it...and won't have a lot of cred with Snoop's core market. Where to? Where to? Ahhhh.... Jamaica mon! De Rastafarian Shaman represent!

"Ok Snoop, here's the plan: you're gonna take a vacation to Jamaica. Don't worry, this is brand building so we can write it off. Stay there a couple weeks, go to this Rastafarian temple when you are there. When you get back to the States, read this, and follow with a lot or reggae in your next release" (hands Snoop some nonsense about reincarnation and rebirth as "Snoop Lion".

Well, that's my interpretation.
 
2012-07-31 11:34:01 AM

H31N0US: So let's review. Snoop Dogg has not put out anything relevant in about 7 years. His manager or PR firm, presumably equipped with marketing degrees & MBA's, know just what to do when a usable product falls out of favor: re brand. NEW LOOK, SAME GREAT TASTE!!! Make up a story about going to the top of the mountain it's great imagery.

Only India is passe...Beatles already did it...and won't have a lot of cred with Snoop's core market. Where to? Where to? Ahhhh.... Jamaica mon! De Rastafarian Shaman represent!

"Ok Snoop, here's the plan: you're gonna take a vacation to Jamaica. Don't worry, this is brand building so we can write it off. Stay there a couple weeks, go to this Rastafarian temple when you are there. When you get back to the States, read this, and follow with a lot or reggae in your next release" (hands Snoop some nonsense about reincarnation and rebirth as "Snoop Lion".

Well, that's my interpretation.


Sounds pretty irie.
 
2012-07-31 12:04:33 PM

Grapple: That must have been some seriously good sh** he was smoking in Jamaica.


Precisely what I stopped by to say. Grade A ganja.
 
2012-07-31 12:15:41 PM
I just didn't have my third eye open, but its wide open right now.

...Something about shoving things into your urethra to make it bigger....aaaand now I'm crossing my legs.
 
2012-07-31 12:37:20 PM
img.thesun.co.uk

Hay guise....
 
2012-07-31 12:45:42 PM

funk_soul_bubby: MDGeist: Hahaha! Wow rappers really need to get over them selves.

From the early days of hip-hop one of the absolute key messages has been "I'm better on the mic than you or anyone else." It's an empowerment message. I'm sure it becomes part of the emcee's personality.



Good point, and it goes back even further than that. Look at old blues lyrics for some of the best braggadocio around. It's all part of the African-American artistic tradition, beat down folks lifting themselves back up bigger and better, often to mythic proportions.

/Thanks otherwise worthless required African-American Lit class
//Not the subject matter so much as the one-dimensional professor
 
2012-07-31 01:05:32 PM

Lochsteppe: I admit I'm not the most knowledgeable person when it comes to rap personae...was "Snoop Dogg" supposed to be a variant of Snoopy (the dog) (from Peanuts), or just a random coincidence? Because if he likes one-offs for names, maybe he could rename himself something like Cloward E. Lion.


The story is that his mom used to call him Snoop/Snoopy when he was a kid because he looked like him (still does).

funk_soul_bubby: MDGeist: Hahaha! Wow rappers really need to get over them selves.

But FWIW, Snoop is way wrong. I don't care what awards he's won, there are PLENTY better than him and always have been. So I'm with you on that in this case.


Snoop's name doesn't generally come up in conversations regarding "best MC's/rappers;" but since "best" is highly subjective, one might consider some objective criteria. If you were to judge rappers by 1) total record sales; 2) longevity; 3) number of gold albums; 4) concert sales; 5) name recognition/crossover success; 6) all these combined; he might be "the best." More importantly, if you take the whole quote, including the part about him being referred to as "uncle," I think what he's saying in a less humbe way is that he's not breaking any new ground and hasn't for quite a while. I think it takes some humility and ambition to say that, even if you say it in a bragadocious way.

H31N0US: So let's review. Snoop Dogg has not put out anything relevant in about 7 years. His manager or PR firm, presumably equipped with marketing degrees & MBA's, know just what to do when a usable product falls out of favor: re brand. NEW LOOK, SAME GREAT TASTE!!! Make up a story about going to the top of the mountain it's great imagery.

Only India is passe...Beatles already did it...and won't have a lot of cred with Snoop's core market. Where to? Where to? Ahhhh.... Jamaica mon! De Rastafarian Shaman represent!

"Ok Snoop, here's the plan: you're gonna take a vacation to Jamaica. Don't worry, this is brand building so we can write it off. Stay there a couple weeks, go to this Rastafarian temple when you are there. When you get back to the States, read this, and follow with a lot or reggae in your next release" (hands Snoop some nonsense about reincarnation and rebirth as "Snoop Lion".

Well, that's my interpretation.


I think there's a lot of truth in this; however, I don't think it's this alone. Maybe 50/50 this and true inspiration or, 60-40. Snoop has always admittedly been a protege/beta to someone: Dr. Dre, Master P, Suge Knight, presumably Nate Dogg and Warren G before that. He's a somewhat impressionable fellow, so it wouldn't surprise me to find out he is below average in terms of taking control of his own career.
 
2012-07-31 01:06:53 PM
Eeeyiyiyiyi, yah, the Lion pound's in the house
(The bomb)
Eeeyiyiyiyi, yeah, the Lion pound's in the house
Snoop Lion-y, li iii iii onnn
(The bomb)
Snoop Lion-y, li iii iii onnn
(Lion)

From the depths of the sea, back to the block
Snoop Lion-y Lion, funky as the, the, the D.O.C
Went solo on that ass, but it's still the same
Long beach is the spot where I served my cane
Follow me, follow me, follow me, follow me, but don't lose your grip
Nine-trizzay's the yizzear for me to f*ck up sh*t

So I ain't holdin' nuttin' back
And motherf*cker I got five on the twenty sack
It's like that and as a matter of fact
(Rat-tat-tat-tat)
'Cuz I never hesitate to put a n*gga on his back
(Yeah, so peep out the manuscript
You see that it's a must we drop gangsta sh*t)
What's my motherf*ckin' name?

Snoop Lion-y, li iii iii onnn
(Yeah yeah yeah)
Snoop Lion-y, li iii iii onnn
(The bomb)
Da duh da da dah
Do do do do, doo doo doo da dah
(Lion)

It's the bow to the wow, creepin' and crawlin'
Yiggy, yes y'all in, Snoop Lion-y Lion in
The motherf*ckin' house like everyday
Droppin' sh*t with my n*gga Mr. Dr. Dre
Like I said, n*ggaz can't f*ck with this
And n*ggaz can't f*ck with that

Sh*t that I drop 'cuz ya know it don't stop
Mr. one eight seven on a motherf*ckin' cop
Tic toc never the glock just some nuts and a cock
Robbin' motherf*ckers then I kill dem blood claats
Then I step through the fog and I creep through the smog
'Cuz I'm Snoop Lion-y, Lion-y, Lion-y
(Who? What? Lion)

Snoop Lion-y, li iii iii onnn
Snoop Lion-y, li iii iii onnn
(The bomb)
Bow wow wow yippy yo yippy yay
Bow wow wow yippy yo
(The bomb)
Bow wow wow yippy yo yippy yay
Bow wow wow yippy yo yo yo yo yo yo

Now just throw your hands in the motherf*ckin' air
And wave the motherf*ckers like ya just don't care
Yeah, roll up the dank, and pour the drank
And watch your step 'cuz Lion-y's on the gank
(Why?)
My bank roll's on swoll
My sh*t's on hit, legit, now I'm on parole, stroll

With the Lion pound right behind me
And up in yo biatch, is where ya might find me
Layin' that, playin' that G thang
She want the n*gga with the biggest nuts, and guess what?
He is I, and I am him, slim with the tilted brim
What's my motherf*ckin' name?

Snoop Lion-y, li iii iii onnn
(The bomb)
Snoop Lion-y, li iii iii onnn
Snoop Lion-y, li iii iii onnn
(The bomb)
Snoop Lion-y, li iii iii onnn
(Lion)

Da duh da da dah
Do do do do, doo doo doo da dahh
(The bomb)
Da duh da da dah
Do do do do, doo doo doo da dahh
(Lion, the bomb)

Bow wow wow yippy yo yippy yay
Bow wow wow yippy yo
(The bomb)
Lion-y Lion, Lion-y Lion, Lion-y Lion
Bow wow wow yippy yo yippy yay
Bow wow wow yippy yo
(The bomb)

What is, his name? Snoop Lion, and the Lion pound
(Lion the bomb)
Ohh, Snoopy Lion, Snoopy Lion, Snoopy Lion
(The bomb)
Yeah, yeah, I know his name
(Lion)
C'mon Snoopy, c'mon Snoopy
(The bomb)

And the Lion pound
Snoopy Lion, Snoopy Lion
(The bomb)
Snoopy Lion
(Lion)
(Lion, nasty Lion, Lion-y Lion)
 
2012-07-31 01:12:04 PM
Does this mean he'll be doing the soundtrack for The Lion King III?
 
2012-07-31 01:14:08 PM

geek_mars: Does this mean he'll be doing the soundtrack for The Lion King III?


Once they mention Scarface, he'll come running.
 
2012-07-31 01:37:57 PM

LegacyDL: Looks like Puff Daddy/P Diddy/P Daddy/P Dummy/Puffy/P Oodle isn't alone anymore.


I seem to recall The Onion reporting that he'd changed his name to P. Diddly Ding-Dong Doofus.
 
2012-07-31 01:50:09 PM
It took this many years to realize that talking on top of fake instruments isn't a challenge?
 
2012-07-31 01:56:02 PM

STRYPERSWINE: It took this many years to realize that talking on top of fake instruments isn't a challenge?


Not sure if serious, but either way: You're retarded.
 
2012-07-31 02:02:04 PM
meh. I'm going to wait until he's Snoop Mountain Lion so he'll take dictation.
 
2012-07-31 02:20:43 PM
You know who else always said they thought Snoop Dogg was Bob Marley reincarnated?

Nobody. Exactly nobody else ever thought or said they thought that.
 
2012-07-31 02:21:40 PM

STRYPERSWINE: It took this many years to realize that talking on top of fake instruments isn't a challenge?


Please, if it's that easy feel free to record your own rap song. The internet could use a new meme, ballbag.
 
2012-07-31 03:58:13 PM
Are we sure this isn't an ill-advised troll move ala Joaquin Phoenix's I'm Still Here?
 
2012-07-31 04:29:04 PM
Count me in the "He found some potent shiat in Jamaica" camp.
 
2012-07-31 04:59:48 PM
Is this an early appearance of he-who-would-become-Snoop-Lion in the opening to Eazy-E's "We Want Eazy" video?
http://youtu.be/7P6lIYgAZtg?t=42s

More importantly, who's that ridiculous looking white kid? Jerry Heller's nephew?
 
2012-07-31 05:35:17 PM
Whoah. I just listened to Snoop Lion's "La Lal La." I never thought I'd say this about a hip-hop artist, but somebody get this guy some auto-tune, stat. There's a female vocalist trying to cover up his off-key singing, but it only makes him sound worse by comparison. If you can't sing, why not do dance hall? You still have to be somewhat on key, but at least you're not expected to sustain notes.
 
2012-07-31 06:05:54 PM
Lighten up, Calvin.
 
2012-07-31 06:14:03 PM

question_dj: vernonFL:
Diplo is known for making obnoxious dance music though, not reggae. So I'm not sure how exactly this is supposed to be "roots" reggae. Someone really should get him in touch with the dudes at Trojan records and hook him up with a real reggae band.


Now that I would buy.
 
2012-07-31 07:18:34 PM
I just saw him in Times Square last Thursday, I thought he would be tall, he looks 5'11" tops.
 
2012-07-31 07:25:35 PM

EbolaNYC: I just saw him in Times Square last Thursday, I thought he would be tall, he looks 5'11" tops.


6'4". He tore up the old Rock and Jock B-ball game they used to have on MTV
 
2012-07-31 08:47:20 PM
Who knows, this could actually be good. Imagine Snoop Lion performing with Lee Perry. I'd like to hear it. I won't buy it, but I'd like to hear it.
 
2012-07-31 09:29:36 PM
In light of this move, other west coast rappers have upgraded their monikers:
Dr Dre is now Andre the Surgeon General
MC Ren is now Chief Announcer Ren
Dat N***a Daz is now That Successful and Attractive African American Daz
Ice Cube is now Ice Prism
Ice-T is now from Long Island
Westside Connection is now Westside Linkedin
MC Hammer is now MC Sledge
The Jurassic 5 are now The Triassic 10
Game is now Over
50 Cent is now Tree Fiddy
Ant Banks is now Mantis Banks
Celly Cell is now Andy Roid
Cypress Hill is now Cypress Mountain
Jayo Felony is now Jayo Warcrime
Swollen Members are now Raging Veins
And, obviously, the Tupac camp has posthumously upgraded him to Sixpac
 
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