By// Kyra Kyles
From replacing his signature press-and-curled hair with dreadlocks to trading his fedora for a knitted cap, Calvin Broadus is in the midst of transition. Last year, the hip-hop legend changed his stage name from Snoop Dogg to Snoop Lion to mark his musical and spiritual shift from rap to reggae. He and his wife, Shanté, chronicle his journey to rebirth and self-discovery in the film Reincarnated (out now). The acclaimed documentary follows the musician during his time in Jamaica, where he bonded with local artists, including the legendary Bunny Wailer and Damian Marley, and recorded his first-ever
“I got tired of rapping,” the 41-year-old MC explains in the silky-smooth voice that first snared fans in the ’90s during his Death Row Records days. “It didn’t push me anymore. You figure when you get old, you might lose a step and get some kind of challenge. I can’t see myself losing a step. I get calls every day from some young rapper wanting me to do something for ’em.”
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