Friday, April 26, 2013

Snoop Lion "REINCARNATED" Album Review

Since opinions have been flying all around town about the controversial Snoop Lion and his new album REINCARNATED, I will stick strictly to the music on this one. I'll start by saying that there was very little likelihood that anything produced under the expertise of Major Lazer was going to be bad. Musically, this album is a display of not only top notch production, but the contemporary feel that reggae now has today (and of course the immense understanding of reggae music that Major Lazer brings to the table). You can here the influence of so many other genres within the music on this album including roots, dancehall, pop, and of course hip-hop. Ultimately I think the blend of music was awesome to hear under one album. Such versatile style that still retains its own feel and will lay the foundation for the sounds of Snoop Lion. It's also pretty cool to see some of the artists he was able to collaborate with on the project, including DrakeBusta Rhymes, and Miley Cyrus.

As for Snoop, I thought he did a good job considering this was his first dabble with reggae. Id say it would be unrealistic to expect Snoop to be a phenomenal reggae vocalist off the bat. With that said, for his first effort, I commend him on it. Theres no doubt that Ill be listening to his music in the months to come. Regardless, take a listen to the music for yourself, some of my favorites (at least of the music that hasn't been released beforehand) up above and you can buy the album on ITUNES or AMAZON. I definitely recommend checking out his documentary REINCARNATED to see behind the scenes action on the making of this album. One Love Snoop! Respect