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5 things we learned from GQ's Snoop Lion profile

snoop-lion_510x292It’s Snoop Lion. Not Snoop Doggy Dogg. Not Snoop Dogg. Snoop Lion. Get it straight.

The former Death Row gangsta rapper and Dr. Dre protegĂ© has been more or less officially reincarnated thanks to a new album, Reincarnated, and a documentary film called …Reincarnated.

And as would be the case with any star’s major identity shift, Snoop’s transformation has invited a host of new publicity, including a profile in GQ’s January issue.

For the piece, writer Drew Magary accompanied the reborn reggae artist to a meal in L.A. and later, to a medical marijuana dispensary. Here’s what we learned:

1. Snoop, 41, never thought he’d live this long.

“You always think 21 is your number in the hood, you know? Twenty-one. I’ve doubled up. As you become a man, you start having kids and living. You put the guns away, and your music becomes Hey, I’m with my kid and I’m living now…as opposed to Fthat – I’ll shoot you on sight.READ FULL STORY

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