In case you haven’t heard, after a life-changing trip to Jamaica, Snoop Dogg will henceforth be known as Snoop Lion. But what does that mean for us – the confused fans? Well, let me attempt to provide some answers to quell your puzzled mind. Here are the 7 key ways I believe Snoop Lion will be different than Snoop Dogg.
1) Snoop Lion will be more ferocious than Snoop Dogg.
Lions are more ferocious than dogs (for the most part). And Snoop Dogg was pretty un-ferocious to start out, so bumping it up a notch shouldn’t be too difficult.
2) Snoop Lion will be significantly worse at spelling than Snoop Dogg.
Snoop Dogg was a man who knew how to spell. And spell cool. I mean c’mon – it was the motherf*cking D-O-Double G, not the L-I-O-N. Just doesn’t have the same ring to it. Without all that constant practice, Snoop Lion’s spelling skills will surely fall by the wayside.
3) Snoop Lion will be King.
Lion = King of the Jungle. Dog = King of the Fleas. ‘Nuff said.
4) Snoop Lion will, impossibly, smoke more weed than Snoop Dogg.
Snoop has somehow managed to up his own ganja game, making the switch from rap to reggae. You may not have thought it was possible for the man who, whenever I got him in Draw Something, was always drawn (terribly) with a joint in hand to increase his association with marijuana – but yet he has.
5) Snoop Lion will be less entrepreneurial than Snoop Dogg.
As this Vanity Fair article accurately points out, becoming Snoop Lion severely impinges on the ability to foster dog-themed businesses. Now you might say, well why not lion-themed business? To which I ask, I’m sorry, what? What is he going to start – a circus? A lion theme park? The East Dillon football team?
6) Snoop Lion will be much more colorful than Snoop Dogg.
7) Snoop Lion won’t be any different than Snoop Dogg. He’s still Snoop Dogg.
Let’s be real here. After an almost 20 year long career with one moniker – it’s going to be really tough to suddenly make the transition to another. This isn’t a Sean/Diddy/Puff/P. Diddy/Diddy Dirty Money situation. He’s Snoop. The D-O-Double G. Always has been, always will be. So while we’ll entertain Snoop Lion for the inevitable 6 months – a year that he’s around, eventually we’ll be able to return to the Doggy Dog we know and love.