Snoop Lion, formerly known as Snoop Dogg, is gearing up to release his long anticipated film “Reincarnated”. The film documents his transformation from rapper to Rastafarian reggae singer during a trip to Jamaica. It will open in select cities on March 15.
“Reincarnated” will be released by VICE Films and Snoopadelic Films. Andy Capper directed the film. It made its world premier last September at the Toronto International Film Festival. On March 15, it will be released in theatres in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta and Miami.
The film documents Snoop’s trip to Trench Town in Kingston, Jamaica, which is famous for being the birthplace and former haunts of reggae legends, including Peter Tosh and Bob Marley. During the trip, Snoop met with Rastafarian priests and recorded reggae and dancehall songs, a breakaway from his rap culture.
Snoop Lion will also be releasing a reggae album of the same name and has already produced singles “La La La”, “Here Comes The King”, and “Lighters Up.”
Although Snoop received criticism from Bunny Wailer, he has received blessings from Rohan Marley, the son of Bob Marley, and others in the reggae industry.