From our point of view, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a 40-something-year-old rapper ditching his gangster persona to make positive music. That’s why we’ll vouch for Snoop Lion. His music, though? We’re still on the fence about that. After a stellar lead single in “Lighters Up,” a quality concept in “No Guns Allowed” and that Diet Coke-drinking Hannah Montana-assisted cut “Ashtrays & Heartbreaks,” the mixed bag of tracks released so far has been somewhat ambivalent.
If you’re like us and wondering how serious Snoop is about keeping the new music as refined as his updated persona, a full stream of REINCARNATED has been made available to those wondering what the hell the man who made “Ain’t No Fun” is doing singing songs so far removed from his comfort zone. If you dig the Dogg’s new direction or simply need something to spin when the kids are in the car, feel free to pre-order the album today.