Snoop Dogg is now Snoop Lion?! The apparently new-and-improved rap star has embraced the red, gold and green, under the production tutelage of Major Lazer. With Diplo & Switch on the beats, this is smooth-sailing classically-styled reggae. Snoop doesn’t deliver much of an impressive flow, instead letting his delicate vocals mingle with the pared-back rhythm section and the supporting female part. “La La La” is an intriguing effort, the question is whether Reincarnation will deliver as an LP or not. Hopefully this track is just on the lighter side, and Snoop can deliver some reggae tracks worthy of the Lion moniker.
Game featuring Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg… not quite as good as Detox better be, but the updated West Coast sound is as enjoyable as ever… short and sweet, “Drug Test” isn’t going to win any Grammys, but at least it’s a step in the right direction!