Snoop Dogg is a master of reinvention. We’ve seen his sound evolve from Snoop Doggy Dogg to Snoop Lion over the last 20-something years, so get ready for preacher Snoop with his new album.
A Different Snoop
He officially announced the album last May during an appearance on Dr. Dre’s Beats 1 radio show. Titled “Snoop Dogg Presents the Bible of Love”, he revealed that the project has always been in his heart. The idea came to him during a conversation he had with singer Faith Evans while recording the Notorious B.I.G. tribute “When We Party” in 2017. “Me, Faith Evans, we talked about it heavily,” he said. “She feel like she wanna get down with me. All of the people that I know, from Charlie Wilson to Jeffrey Osborne, whoever I want to get down with. I’m gonna make it all the way right. It’s gonna feel good.”
In September, he released the album’s closing track “Words Are Few” as the lead single. The recently dropped music video features guest artist B Slade and Snoop Dogg performing the song in church alongside a few gospel singers. He celebrated the imminent release of “Bible of Love” by headlining the 19th annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration on February 1.
“…I always be doing gangsta business…”
Snoop claimed that the album didn’t materialize immediately “because I always be doing gangsta business or doing this or doing that.” In his defense, it’s actually true. He changed his moniker to Snoop Lion in 2013 for his reggae album “Reincarnated”, reverted to Snoop Dogg in 2015 for his funk-infused album “Bush”, and followed it with “Coolaid” the year after. He dropped his latest LP “Neva Left” in May 2017 and the politically-charged EP “Make America Crip Again” in October of the same year.
“Snoop Dogg Presents the Bible of Love” is due March 16. The 32-track double album will feature Tye Tribbet, the Clark Sisters, Faith Evans and Rance Allen to name a few. This album is bound to be different from the Uncle Snoop we know.
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