By Miranda Johnson
Snoop Dogg, now referring to himself as Snoop Lion, flips the script on fans with the release of his Rastafarian influenced cut, “La La La.” The track is the premiere single off of Snoop’s forthcoming album Reincarnated.
On the track, Snoop rap-sings to a reggae beat joined by a female singer. With an effort to bring the tropics back to the States, Snoop and the lovely female voice construct a Bob Marley like effort. Throughout the song the Doggfather speaks of enemies, back stabbers, and ill wishes pressed upon him. After a quick listen to the lyrics, it’s apparent that the message behind the tune is that the hate comes full circle and “You reap what you sow.”
With production from Diplo/Major Lazer, the song is a result of Snoop’s embrace and admiration of Jamaican culture. In fact the rap veteran’s entire LP, Reincarnated is a reflection of Snoop’s recent visit to Jamaica. During his time there, the Dogg was strongly impacted by both the Rastafarian culture and the Jamaican people who were a major factor in Snoop’s journey of being reincarnated into Snoop Lion.