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Snoop performing at The Hoxton in Toronto, Canada, in August 2012.
|Birth name||Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr.|
|Also known as||Snoop Doggy Dogg, Snoop Lion, DJ Snoopadelic, Snoopzilla|
|Born||October 20, 1971|
Long Beach, California, U.S.
|Origin||Eastside, Long Beach, California, U.S.|
|Genres||Hip hop, g-funk, reggae, gangsta rap|
|Occupation(s)||Rapper, singer-songwriter, actor|
|Labels||Death Row Records, No Limit Records, Priority, Star Trak, Geffen, Doggystyle, Maker Studios, Vice Records, Mad Decent, RCA|
|Associated acts||213, Tha Dogg Pound, Tha Eastsidaz, 2Pac, Bow Wow, Dr. Dre, Game, Wiz Khalifa, Master P, C-Murder, Dam-Funk|
In 2012, Snoop Dogg went to Jamaica. He studied the Rastafari movement. He changed his name to Snoop Lion, after the Lion of Judah. This is a name from the tribe of Judah. It is sometimes used to describe Haile Selassie, who is worshipped by Rastafarians. His 2013 album, Reincarnated, is his first reggae music album.
- Michael Walsh (31 July 2012). "Snoop Dogg evolves into Snoop Lion, claims he is Bob Marley reincarnated". New York Daily News website. http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/snoop-dogg-evolves-snoop-lion-claims-bob-marley-reincarnated-video-article-1.1126235. Retrieved 15 May 2014.