ALBUM STREAM: Snoop Lion’s “Reincarnated”

April 16, 2013

Words by Jesse Serwerโ€”

Snoop Lion Reincarnated

After nearly a year of hype, Snoop Lion’s reggae reinvention Reincarnated drops in a week. Love the Dogg, but still skeptical about the Lion? Noisey, the online video channel from Vice, is offering a stream of the album you want to love but love to hate on, in the form of a YouTube video intercut with commentary from Snoop.

I don’t know about you but ever since seeing the documentary about Snoop’s journey to Jamaica (also called Reincarnated), the one track I’ve been dying to hear is “Fruit Juice,” Snoop’s comicalย (“Sweetsop, naseberry, cantaloupe, soursop/Pineapple, mango, my tastebuds tango”) tribute to natural juices. In a surprising twist, it shows up here with a cameo from our friend (and one of Jamaican music’s most noted health enthusiasts) Mr. Vegas. A nice touch, though we’re still not sure if the humor is intentional or accidental.

Stream the whole thing below, and let us know if you’re finally sold on Snoop’s new identity…or not.