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?Read More
Lindsay Lohan lost her lawsuit against Pitbull for his lyric "I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan", which seems to be giving Scary Movie V all the freedom in the world to go after their own star with two questionably hilarious spoof promos. The first is a poster parody of Lindsay Lohan's Elizabeth Taylor Lifetime biopic Liz & Dick, the second is a promo ad for the troubled starlet's very own Ankle Monitor collection. In addition, we also get a handful of new photos from this horror spoof featuring Mike Tyson, Katt Williams and Snoop Lion, as well as the poster parody of Black Swan with star Ashley Tisdale. Will any of them ever recover? Will you?
Scary Movie V was released April 12th, 2013.Read More
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.Read More
Anchor Bay Films has picked up the rights to Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa's film Mac & Devin Go to High School. The agreement includes all rights, excluding subscription VOD, for the U.S., Australia and New Zealand. Directed by Dylan C. Brown, Mac & Devin Go to High School follows the release of the chart-topping soundtrack of the same name which debuted back in December 2011. Additionally, the film will be supported by Snoop and Wiz at numerous upcoming tour dates. Today's deal was announced by Bill Clark, President of Anchor Bay Entertainment.
Valedictorian hopeful, Devin Overstreet (Khalifa) struggles to pen his graduation speech when it becomes clear that all his academic overachievements left him with little-to-no life experiences. He finds an unlikely inspiration in Mac Johnson (Snoop Dogg), the least achieving student on campus. Mac, a 15-year senior and consummate ladies man, is smitten with the school's new substitute chemistry teacher. He soon realizes that the only way he'll truly have a chance with her is if he finally graduates high school. In only three weeks, Mac must cram four years of high school academics and Devin must cram four years of teenage experience.Read More
Snoop Dogg has teamed with Ames Universal and SRI Entertainment to bring The Legend of Fillmore Slim to the silver screen.
The biopic revolves around the musician, who started pursuing a music career in the 1950s, but was lured away by the pimp game during the 1960s and 1970s. He was a prominent pimp in San Francisco, known by such colorful nicknames as "The West Coast Godfather of the Game" and "The Pope of Pimping." Fillmore Slim eventually returned to music in the 1980s, and is currently touring.Read More
"Their Search for the Ultimate Missing Person!" Screams the tagline of this neo-noir thriller from director Tony Krantz. Antonio Banderas stars in The Big Bang as a Los Angeles private detective hired to find a missing stripper, and along the way he must contend with an eclectic cast that includes Sam Elliott, James Van Der Beek, William Fichtner, Snoop Dogg, and the elusive Autumn Reeser (who has illuminated tattoos that may open a portal to another dimension). A few days ago, a really cool poster was released in the style of a vintage dime store detective novel, and now we have the first trailer for The Big Bang. Check out the weirdness below.
The Big Bang was released May 13th, 2011.Read More