Snoop Ditches The 'Dogg' Alias, Roars W/ New Name Change
West Coast rap veteran Snoop Dogg is proving even at the age of 40 his career is far from over by publicly announcing the new hip-hop alias, "Snoop Lion."
According to Snoop, a winter trip to Jamaica fueled his unexpected name change.
Is Snoop Dogg changing his name? It seems the rapper is changing things up, transforming into Snoop Lion (though his legal name remains Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.). The West Coast artist held a news conference in New York on Monday, where he talked about his February trip to Jamaica as the inspiration for his change of moniker. The Lion worked on his new album, "Reincarnated," while visiting the island. What do you think of Snoop Lion's new name? (Boston)