March 11, 2013 12:03
Snoop Lion casts doubt over future of his reggae career
Rapper claims he may not repeat the process involved in making latest album in interview with NME
The artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg ventured to Jamaica to write and record his new album 'Reincarnated', due for release on April 23. However, asked by NME if he will return to the island to make more music, Snoop was unsure, saying: "I definitely feel like I’m gonna make more music but I don’t know if I’m gonna go to Jamaica, I may wanna go somewhere else. I may wanna venture into another part of the world. Some things you let them be what they are. That was a priceless moment. I may wanna do something different next time."
Pushed on whether he meant making more reggae albums in different countries the rapper seemed unsure of his next step, saying he could even make another rap album after 'Reincarnated'. "I’m just saying I don’t know if I want to repeat the same process as far as going to Jamaica and making a reggae album. I may wanna go to another country and make a reggae album. I may wanna make a rap album. I don’t know."
Snoop also revealed that he is still operating under the name Snoop Dogg when producing music, and that he is working with a new solo artist under his former guise. "I got an artist I produce out of Poland, her name is Iza and that record’s coming out. It’s called ‘Birds Of A Feather’."
It was confirmed earlier this month that 'Reincarnated' will feature guest spots from artists including Drake, Rita Ora and Chris Brown. The album will also be accompanied by a feature-length documentary which will arrive in UK cinemas on March 22, after premiering at SXSW in Austin, Texas. It follows Snoop Dogg's transformation into reggae singer Snoop Lion. Also titled Reincarnated, it promises "unpredecented access" to Snoop as he visits Trench Town, the Jamaican ghetto recognised as the birthplace of reggae music, and records his new album.
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