The name Calvin Broadus, (formerly "Snoop Dogg") gave himself after smoking so much hardcore dank jamaican kush while simultaneously listening to Bob Marley that he had some kind of weed-enduced epiphany where he came to believe that he actually was Bob Marley.
Snoop- "Nigga, Nigga, Nigga...
Dre- "Whats up ma Nigga"
Snoop- "I shall no longer be the Snoop Dogg, and will forever be known as the Snoop Lion."
Dre- "Nigga.... THE FUCK!?"
2. An offensive attempt by the aforementioned Broadus to move away from a stagnating rap career and into a genre based largely on a religion he has shown no mastery of or belief in except for tenets relating to drug use and hatred of Caucasians. The latter tenet was largely abandoned as the religion evolved from infancy. Something Broadus himself still struggles to do.
A: Yep, it was shit. It was so bad Bob Marley's ghost killed himself. This is OK, but people get mad at white rappers for having no credibility. FML!
A bait and switch.
The ol' switcheroo.
"Man I took this gorgeous broad home and took her up the butt only to discover afterword that she had a dick."
"Did you hear that Snoop Dogg just changed his name to Snoop Lion?"
His new moniker for himself during this Reggae phase will be "Snoop Lion".