Snoop Lion Discusses Favorite Tracks And Singing On ‘Reincarnated’ Album
Snoop Lion just dropped his new album ‘Reincarnated’ and had a chance to sit down to discuss his favorite tracks on the project as well as the change in his message. Snoop also spoke how reggae’s allowed him to add melodic elements to music, which he says he’s always wanted to do.
Snoop couldn’t pick just one track as his favorite, but he did note he was interested in seeing the response to ‘Tired of Running.’ “I don’t think it’s a particular song on the record that makes me excited as much as the whole record does, but I’m anxious to hear what people feel about a song called ‘Tired of Running.’ That’s one of my favorite songs on the record because it’s dealing with me being tired of running from the law and running from all the things that I come from and expressing it in this song,” Snoop told the BoomBox.
The record includes a message of non-violence on tracks like ‘No Guns Allowed’ and Snoop explained he’s trying to use his popularity to do something positive. “Just tired of watching the news, disastrous situations with guns and people using guns for the wrong reasons and seeing innocent kids and people in general getting killed. And just getting tired of it and feeling like my voice is powerful. I have a lot of people who do what I say, who follow what I do, so why not put out some positive energy and try and reflect that negative before it happens?”
Snoop added that he doesn’t consider the singing he does on the project too much of a transition and he’s hoping it will be well received. “It was always melodic and had a certain sing-a-long jingles to it so for me to drop the rap and go full speed into singing was something I’ve always wanted to do. But I had to do it where it wasn’t too stressful on my voice or me. The reggae is just such a natural transformation from hip hop because it’s so close to what the singing is [that] I’m doing. It’s not so far-fetched from my vocal. It’s actually in the same vein or same lane so it’s good. I’m just anxious to see how people feel about it and how they’re going to receive it,” said Snoop.