Kurupt Explains Snoop Dogg's "Snoop Lion" Name Change

posted Wednesday October 17, 2012 at 04:27PM PDT | 22 comments

Kurupt Explains Snoop Dogg's "Snoop Lion" Name Change

Kurupt delves into the reason Snoop Dogg switched it up.

One of Snoop Dogg's - or, rather, Snoop Lion's - longtime partners-in-rhyme has insight into why the West Coast legend switched up his name.

Speaking to MTV's "RapFix Live," Kurupt explained the name change.

It's all Snoop," said Kurupt of the change. "We're men first and Snoop elevates, and every time he elevates, he gives us an opportunity to be a part of that elevation through his music."

Kurupt continued, adding that a trip to Jamaica changed Snoop's outlook on life. "He had a very spiritual [and] uplifting [experience] when he went to Jamaica, and he's expressing it through his music, and you've gotta support that," said Young Gotti.

"I love Snoop and where he is right now. I think that he's a lot more calm about himself and things that he does, but it's all still Snoop," he said.

Kurupt's next mixtape, Money, Bitches, Power, drops November 7, with "Money (Do It for Me)" featuring RBX as the lead single.

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