Snoop Lion - Snoop Lion still a 'championship' rapper

Snoop Lion claims he is still a top rapper, even if he has turned his back on the genre.

The 41-year-old musician has changed his name from Snoop Dogg for his new reggae album 'Reincarnated', and although he aims to do well in the genre, he will happily return to his roots if things don't work out.

He explained: ''It's like Michael Jordan. He won three basketball championships and decided to take a year off to play baseball because he loved it. He struck out terrible and people were like, 'Mike, you gotta put that 23 jersey back on'.

''And he put that motherf***ing number 23 back on and won three more championships in a row.

''So, to me? I'm at that stage that I won so many championships in rap that I wanna see if I can win a championship in reggae. And if it don't work out, I could always go grab my jersey, put it back on. Go back to the rap world. And dominate. Again!''

Snoop dreams of being regarded as a ''musical icon'' and wants to keep working so he will one day be inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.

He said to Q magazine: ''This reggae album is the perfect depiction of that, songs that will cross me over to a real musical icon. It's real important to me.

''You don't do it for the accolades, but when you been in it for so long and you been great, you start to look for things to push you forward.

''I wanna go to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. And the only way I can go there is if I do 25 years of great music non-stop. So I've got two more years to go. That's my goal.''


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