So here we have the latest from Snoop Dogg’s ‘Snoop Lion’ project.
Here at Bandsxbass we were pretty sceptical about Snoop Dogg’s reincarnation as a reggae artist. At first it seemed quite cynical and felt like Snoop was just bored of Rap and felt like jumping on the success of acts like Major Lazer, M.I.A and Santigold. Then they dropped the first few singles, most notably Lighters Up… and they weren’t half bad.
So, the more we learn about it, the more we’re coming round to it. After all, who predicted that a young white American dude called Diplo would come along and change Reggae/Dub/Dancehall forever with Major Lazer?
Snoop himself has said in press conferences that he doesn’t want to steal the heart of Reggae and run back to the US and get rich. And with the announcement of Diplo himself being at the production reigns – this record actually might be some cop. Time will tell, but we’re looking forward to how this whole Snoop Lion thing is going to pan out. Was it perhaps a step backwards releasing this latest tune with the Miley Cyrus of all people?
Would it not have been more authentic to record with a local Jamaican artist? Miley is pretty much the definition of an all American girl – her biggest track is called ‘Party In The USA’ . It’s an interesting move, but most importantly, it sounds good. So who really cares?
We’re looking forward to the Reincarnated documentary as well, not least as it’s directed by Andy Capper, Vice Magazine’s Editor in Chief. Click here for a good recent interview with him and London’s Le Cool magazine.