Reincarnated

(2013)

Delves into the legacy of Rastafari music culture as Snoop visits Trench Town, the birthplace of reggae and one-time stomping grounds of luminaries Peter Tosh, Bob Marley and the still living Bunny Wailer. The film gives viewers unprecedented access as Snoop reflects on his turbulent and rapid rise from Long Beach to international icon to his rechristening as "Snoop Lion." REINCARNATED is produced by Suroosh Alvi of VICE Media and Ted Chung of Stampede Management.

EXCLUSIVE: Snoop Lion Talks ‘Reincarnated’

EXCLUSIVE: Snoop Lion Talks ‘Reincarnated’

20 years ago, a young rapper named Snoop Dogg burst onto the music scene with his first solo album "Doggystyle," and immediately, a star was born. After selling more than 30 million records, the 41-year-old musician takes his fans along for the ride as he embarks on a new phase of his career in the documentary Reincarnated, currently playing in limited release. This film charts his journey from L.A. to Jamaica, where he makes his first all reggae album and shares stories about his time coming up through Death Row Records in the 1990s. This fascinating journey lead to the musician changing his name to Snoop Lion, and gives fans a rare behind-the-scenes look at his life in and out of the recording studio. I recently had the chance to speak with Snoop Lion over the phone about the documentary, and his reggae album, also entitled Reincarnated, which will be released on April 23. Here's what he had to say.

I remember last year when it was first announced that you were going to be called Snoop Lion, and it was really cool to see the inception of that in this film. Can you talk about what your thoughts were, when (reggae legend) Bunny Wailer first called you that in the film?

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‘Reincarnated’ Trailer Features Snoop Dogg's Transformation Into Snoop Lion

‘Reincarnated’ Trailer Features Snoop Dogg's Transformation Into Snoop Lion

VICE Films and Snoopadelic Films today announce the March 15th theatrical release of Snoop Lion's Reincarnated, the feature film that traces the life and career of hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg, as he embarks on a "journey of reincarnation of self" that is equal parts career reinvention and spiritual reawakening. The close-up documentary, directed by Andy Capper, seamlessly showcases his journey and controversial transformation from hip-hop star to reggae singer while he was recording his forthcoming album Reincarnated, executive produced by Major Lazer.

An official selection of the critically acclaimed Toronto International Film Festival, the highly anticipated film chronicles Snoop Dogg's spiritual journey to Snoop Lion that grew from his recent trip to Jamaica - where the Jamaican people and culture positively affected him.

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