Friday, October 18, 2013
Snoop Lion changes name to Snoopzilla
Snoop Dogg, Snoop Lion, and now
Rapper and singer-songwriter (real
name Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.)
has changed his name once again!
Less than a year after renaming himself
Snoop Lion, the rapper says he
changed his moniker to reflect his
new musical direction with funk project
7 Days Of Funk. Snoop has formed a
collective with Dâm-Funk and the pair
are releasing their debut album on
The newly-christened Snoopzilla said of
the new band:
"We're the babies of the Mothership.
I've had funk influences in my music
my whole career. Dâm-Funk is cold.
He's keeping the funk alive and I knew
I had to get down with him."
Snoop has been known to invest
himself fully in his transformations,
converting to Rastafarianism for his
reggae album, 'Reincarnated', under
the name Snoop Lion.
The star's new identity pays tribute to
legendary funk bassist Bootsy Collins,
who was known as Bootzilla, and
Snoop is said to be a taking well to
the new genre.