Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Snoop Dog Drops First Single Off Upcoming Reggae Album

Snoop Dog, who will now be going by the name of Snoop Lion in light of his upcoming reggae album titled, Reincarnated, has just dropped the first single "La La La" off the new project. The album, which is set to release toward the end of 2012, is being created in collaboration with Major Lazer (Diplo) and is heavily influenced by Snoop's admiration for traditional reggae music and Rastafarian culture. 

Musically, the track hits hard and shows Snoop is serious about sticking to the roots. I definitely dig the overall vibe of the new song and have found it to be growing on me more and more with each listen. Snoops voice is smooth with a modern feel and adds a nice contrast next to the straight old school roots that are backing him. 

This powerful link up between Snoop Dog & Major Lazer in the name of reggae should no doubt be a winner. Judging by the first sample, I think the project has serious potential and definitely has me wanting to hear more. Stoked on another solid hip-hop/reggae fusion album helping pave the way for this new genre!