Rapper Snoop Dogg is set to show off his singing skills by recording a reggae album, according to producer Diplo.
The Gin & Juice hitmaker has stepped into the studio to try out a new sound, and DJ Diplo reveals he has already begun production on 18 tracks for Snoop's new reggae venture.
He tells MTV.com, "Snoop Dogg is an icon, man; he's bigger than the music. What we're doing is a reggae record. It's all reggae and he's singing and he's doing a f**king awesome job and I never knew it, but he had his heart in every song.
"We're going to get back into the production of it next month, and I'm really proud of that record. It's the first record I've ever executive-produced and his crew is amazing."