Found August 01, 2012 on Next Impulse Sports:
PLAYERS: Snoop Dogg
When you smoke as much weed as the legendary Snoop does, some things like changing your name just seem like the right thing to do. We are not judging by any means, we love the big fella, but this is too good to not share. Snoop has been deeply involved recently in a Rastafarian church as of late, and now officially changed his stage name to “Snoop Lion.” Snoop explains the change and his eye opening experiences recently during his travels in Jamaica during the below press conference. The Smoking Section found the only really portion of the presser that you need: “I didn’t know that until I went to the temple, where the High Priest asked me what my name was, and I said, ‘Snoop Dogg.’ And he looked me in my eyes and said, ‘No more. You are the light; you are the lion.’ From that moment on, it’s like I had started to understand why I was there.” via The Smoking Section Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

Athletes who have famously changed their names

Snoop Dogg is no more. The rapper has traded his longtime D-O-Double G name in favor of Snoop Lion, which he says is a decision he made based on his transition from rap to reggae. Of course, this isn't the first name change Snoop Lion has undergone. He was born Calvin Cordozar Broadus way before he became a global rap icon. Snoop's recent transition is just one on a long...

What the….Snoog Dogg Changes His Name to Snoop Lion

Snoop Dogg says he was “born again” during a visit to Jamaica in January, is changing his name to Snoop Lion and is ready to make music that his “kids and grandparents can listen to.” The artist known for gangster rap is releasing a reggae album called “Reincarnated” in the fall. The West Coast rapper [...]
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