March 12, 2013 21:11
Snoop Lion: 'I wish Bob Marley was here to show me a few tricks'
The rapper, aka Snoop Dogg, will perform his reggae album 'Reincarnated' at SXSW on March 14
The rapper, who will perform tracks from his forthcoming reggae album 'Reincarnated' at SXSW in Austin, Texas on March 14, was speaking to Billboard ahead of the gig when he admitted he needs tips on how to perform reggae music.
"I'm missing Bob Marley," he said. "I wish he was here to show me a few tricks on what to do…the way he held the crowd, which is what I do in rap, so I would want to know how to do it in reggae. It may be the same thing; it may be the same juices."
Guess I'm going to have to figure that out on the flizz-i and make it work
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 this week. 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.
Asked recently by NME if he will return to the island to make more reggae-styled 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."
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