Last Lap: Snoop Dogg Is Changing His Name To Snoop Lion For Reggae Album

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SNOOP DOGG TO RELEASE REGGAE ALBUM AS SNOOP LION
New sound, new name: Snoop Dogg will be reborn as Snoop Lion, the reggae star, on his next and twelve album, Reincarnated. And, Jah permits, there will be some sort of documentary to follow. Check out his first effort, “La La La,” below.  [Billboard]

NEW YORKER BOSS DAVID REMNICK WROTE 15,000 WORDS FOR “THE BOSS” BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN‘S BIRTHDAY
And we plan on cherishish each and every one of them. [NYer]

LIL WAYNE AND DJ DRAMA CONFIRM DEDICATION 4
Mixtape Weezy will be back next month with a fourth installment of his infamous Dedication series. [RapFix]

G.O.O.D. MUSIC’S CRUEL SUMMER GETS OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE
Kanye West and co.’s all-star compilation will be out September 4th, a full month later than Pusha T had us figuring and in the summer’s waning days. Anticipation is so high for this one, though, we’ll take it in whichever season it comes. [P4K]