Snoop Dogg Gets A New Name
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
If you're a musician, your brand is your name. And sometimes musicians feel the need to change their names, as when Prince became that symbol thing.
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Now the rapper born Calvin Broadus, long known as Snoop Dogg, is Snoop Lion. He told reporters this week, he was rechristened Snoop Lion by a Rastafarian priest in Jamaica.
INSKEEP: That is also where he happened to record a new reggae-inspired album that will be released soon. So Snoop Lion it is, which doesn't quite have the same ring as D-O double G.
That's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.
MONTAGNE: And I'm Renee Montagne.
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