Snoop Dogg becomes Snoopzilla for funk project

The rapper has joined up with Dâm-Funk for 7 Days Of Funk

Snoop Dogg becomes Snoopzilla for funk project

Photo: Press

Snoop Dogg has revealed that his next musical project will see him working under the name Snoopzilla.

The rapper, who recently changed his name to Snoop Lion after converting to Rastafarianism and reinventing himself as a reggae artist, releasing 'Reincarnated', will now put out a funk record with Dâm-Funk under the band name 7 Days Of Funk. For the project, Snoop will call himself Snoopzilla, which sees him paying tribute to funk bassist Bootsy Collins, who referred to himself as Bootzilla, reports Consequence Of Sound.

7 Days Of Funk will release their debut, self-titled album on December 10 on the Stones Throw label. Speaking about the project, Snoop commented: "We're the babies of the Mothership. I've had funk influences in my music my whole career. Dâm-Funk is cold. He's keeping the funk alive and I knew I had to get down with him." Listen to their track 'Faden Away' below:

In an interview with Q magazine earlier this year, Snoop said that he wanted to be inaugurated into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. He said:

"I wanna go to the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. And the only way I can do that is if I do 25 years of great music non-stop. So I've got two more years to go. That's my goal." Speaking to NME, Snoop said he was unsure of his musical direction after the release of 'Reincarnated', stating he was unlikely to return to Jamaica to make a new album as he had done with his reggae debut.

Read More On This Artist

Snoop Dogg Merchandise
More News
Kendrick Lamar, Thurston Moore and Chet Faker to play Poland's Open'er festival
House DJ Lil Louis may have been 'permanently deafened' by air horn
More than 100 supposed Aphex Twin demos posted to SoundCloud by mystery user
Actor Jeff Bridges releases ambient album designed to help listeners sleep
Will Butler premieres new song 'Anna' and confirms European tour
Sony partners with Spotify to launch new PlayStation Music streaming service
Tom Petty describes Sam Smith songwriting dispute as 'a musical accident'
The Cribs: 'Having Dave Grohl in the studio was a good omen'
Flight Of The Conchords 'planning on touring' this year according to Jemaine Clement
Kanye West walks through field with baby North West in 'Only One' video – watch
Sam Smith on Adele comparisons: 'It just annoys me'
Kasabian: 'The Brit Awards have a conspiracy to shut rock 'n' roll out'
Jack White reunites The Raconteurs and performs with Loretta Lynn in Nashville – watch
Lil Wayne sues his record label for £34m
Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler arrested following 'bar brawl'
2 Chainz announces plans to run for Mayor of College Park, Georgia
Purity Ring announce UK tour dates
Midweek Chart Update: Meghan Trainor on course for Number One spot
Taylor Swift copyrights use of the phrase 'This Sick Beat'
Sly Stone awarded £3.3 million in unpaid royalties
Rage Against The Machine's Tim Commerford teams up with Lance Armstrong
Skrillex, Flying Lotus, FKA Twigs, Duran Duran added to Sónar festival bill

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM