Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Snoop Dogg Has Become A Lion


I think if you were to read a history of everything music. I mean an entire collective of every interview with every artist that has ever gone to Jamaica, they all come back changed. I blame the high quality pot. Google Jamaica and bands and then click on the stories. They all come back and have albums that are totally different than anything else they have ever done and have experienced a spiritual awakening. Well, Snoop Dogg had the same enlightenment and made a reggae album and a book and has changed his name to Snoop Lion. There is no symbol, and he is not going to be like Sean Combs and change it every week. I'm not sure how long Snoop Lion will last but for this record at least, it is here. I'm sure it sounded good to him at 4 a.m. after four days of being constantly high, but, there is no zip to it. Maybe a S. Lion. Maybe just Lion. Oh, the Tin Man. Or just go ahead and go for the Wizard Of Dogg. Wizard Of Snoop? Much better choices.

38 comments:

discoflux said...

It's not really the quality of pot in Jamaica, it's the quantity of pot in Jamaica.

rejectedcarebear said...

Isn't pot illegal in Jamaica?

msgirl said...

I used to work for Island Records back in the early 80s, which was located in the Newsweek building, very stuffy. We were in the Penthouse. Reggae artists were coming and going all the time. They'd leave and since it was the Penthouse they hogged the elevator the whole way down, and when they got down to the lobby, billows of smoke would waft out, it was like a cartoon! Oh the looks on the stuffed suits waiting for the elevator!

AuntJess said...

Sorry Disco I have to slightly disagree. It was BOTH quantity and quality. It was more of a slow motion, whole body high that lasted forever. And for $70 I had so much of it left after 12 days there we had to flush it before we left for the airport. We were not dumb either we just smoked in the room. But when we went outside the resort we saw locals lighting up all over. At open air restaurants and in front of their kids. Jamaica was a wonder place. I got to feed hummingbirds out of my hand! In the rain forest!

Jennifer said...

I love the alternate nicknames you listed... made me giggle just after I woke up, which is a good way to start the day!

MadLyb said...

Time to plan a trip to Jamaica...

I was raised in a stuffy, rather strict religion. One day I was listening to Bob Marley and had a weird experience (no pot was involved). I didn't understand what happened until years later, but completely "get" the Jamaica/Reggae/awakening thing.

g.strathmore said...

I like Snoop Lion. It makes me giggle.

MadLyb said...

Oh, and is there anyone who doesn't like Snoop Dog/Lion/Bear?

Susan said...

It's just so cliche to me.

I equate this to Snoop's mid-life crisis.

I have zero desire to go to Jamaica for an extended period of time. I've stopped there on cruises. Day and night stoners in college annoyed me, so I can only imagine the irritation I would feel being surrounded by an entire island of people who are high 24/7. Unless this is just a stereotype and it's not true.

Frufra said...

MadLyb, I used to call Bob Marley's music "musical marijuana" because of the calming effect it had on my kids when they were small. It was awesome for car trips.

Agent**It said...

A new marketing opportunity.More power to you, Snoop !!

My toke of the day goes to you while
listening to Robert Palmer.

discoflux said...

Wow, AuntJess! I think I know where we'll be honeymooning! I freaking ADORE hummingbirds!!! If one landed on me i would absolutely pee on myself! Exclamation points, exclamation points!!!

And thanks for the correction. :)

Agent**It said...

Jamaica, beautiful unless you are a Battybwoy.

Cara said...

I love the Wizard of Dogg. That is all.

RenoBlondee said...

I've always wanted to go to Jamaica. Sigh. One day.

O'Really said...

I was born on Bob Marley's birthday:) can't wait to hear some Snoop reggae.

Seachica said...

Yeah, it must be the culture. Lots of great quality weed in Amsterdam, but no one comes back having their life changed.

Brenda L said...

I would be VERY interested to hear this.

AuntJess said...

Disco I got to feed them from a tiny baby doll bottle of sugar water too! Squeal! Only bad part about vacation was the constant bombardment to purchase junky souvenirs. Everybody else was cool as can be. And yes we heard the best music on earth!

sweetstarshine1 said...

this is sometihng he came up with when he was High. Plain and simple.

hotchacha said...

@Susan "so I can only imagine the irritation I would feel being surrounded by an entire island of people who are high 24/7. Unless this is just a stereotype and it's not true."

Yes dear, that would indeed be you stereotyping.

Comma Chaser said...

I think he got pretty blissed out on a half-kilo of Maui Wowie in his house one afternoon, while watching Chronicles of Narnia. And suddenly found himself talking to a giant Aslan sitting in the barcalounger one over, and encouraged him to switch the species of his moniker.

Having done, ahem, a little lab work in this area myself, it's not outside the realm of possibility. The giant coffeepot sitting next to me is wholeheartedly nodding in agreement.

smashbash said...

That sounds fucking amazing! My boyfriend was watering the yard yesterday and a hummingbird drank water from the hose for a good 3 minutes. It was so cute! I was shocked when both of my dobermans stayed laying down with me while he and the hummingbird danced with the hose. :)

smashbash said...

Haha. No wonder my peas talk to me while I'm gardening! It's the weed! ;)

M&J JAMES said...

@Susan Yes that is a stereotype we Jamaicans dont like, if we were high all the time work would not get done.Also all Jamaicans dont smoke weed, I for 1 have never tried it. Also there are only a few areas swamped with tourists

@Agent** Jamaica is no more homophobic than the US or the UK, people just wont admit it,we just get all the hate for our beliefs. They are protected by the laws just like any one else. Also most of the crimes committed against homosexuals were by other homosexuals.

Agent**It said...

Thanks, I was reading the articles and not looking at stats.Will check them out.

AuntJess said...

Susan To each their own. See, I would never vacation in Mexico cause I've heard really bad stories. Hell my MIL won't ever go to FLORIDA again cause she hated it so much.


Smash & disco you should have seen the lizards! And feral cats. Honestly I felt like I was on a mini sufari. Our guide even showed us all these plants and flowers that can be used medically. Don't get me started on the food! I would totally go again. And just for the smoke either.

crila16 said...

What...does he think he's Prince now?

smashbash said...

Just for the smoke... Leave it like that :)

Seriously I would love to go someday! I went to Kauai last fall and it was beautiful! And not very touristy. I have some amazing pictures. The birds were beautiful there.

M&J JAMES said...

@Agent**It. here are some articles about the situation. Les Green is a former Scotland Yard detective based in JA for several years.
More can be done but it is not as bad as the international media makes it out 2 be.
http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Gay-lobby-claims-not-true--says-Green
http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/The-big-gay-lie_11923183
http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/results/Wheel-and-come-again--ACP-Green_11925649
http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/J-FLAG--Jamaica--progressively-tolerant--of-gays-but-

M&J JAMES said...

@rejectedcarebear yes Pot/weed/Ganja/marijuana is illegal but is tolerated sometimes

Shallow Gal said...

Jamaica is life transforming. And I didn't even smoke when I was there. There's a lot of ganja but mostly smoked by tourists. Jamaicans very hardworking lovely people. And I've both taken cruises to places and traveled other ways and there's NO comparison. You do not get the feel and vibe of a country/place by stopping by on a cruise. When a cruise ship is in port in a Caribbean or Mexican town, the entire vibe of the place shifts. I try to avoid port places for this very reason. Traveled on a cruise to Bermuda once and really regret it because it's confining/constricting and you don't get the feel for the area.
If you are looking for a spiritual awakening, Jamaica is at the top of the list. Eat, Pray, Love...and Smoke????

Agent**It said...

@ M&J JAMES , thanks for the taking the time for those articles. You are correct to speak up and give me the info so I can see for myself, love it !

Susan said...

M&JJames - Thanks for your explanation. And I'm glad to hear from you that it is a false stereotype. Jamaica looks like a beautiful place.

rejectedcarebear said...

Thank you! I thought so but since its so known for it, I thought maybe it was a myth

M&J JAMES said...

@Agent np the situation isn't perfect but not as bad as its made out to be.

@Susan Ur welcome and yes it is

@rejectedcarebear the ganja situation is hard 2explain, u can get it easily,but most smoke in private, but @ reggae concerts people do it in public. people found with large quantities r arrested as they r normally trying 2 export it.

astrogirl said...

I think the main reason cannabis use is tolerated even though illegal there is because of the Rastafari Movement.

Lelaina Pierce said...

Oh, Snoop. This surely can't be the first time he's been to Jamaica, though?

I loved Jamaica and although we didn't venture outside our resort very much, from what we saw, the only people smoking were the tourists.