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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 protegé 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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