26 Facts About Snoop Lion

1. In 1997, Snoop Lion married Shante Taylor, his high school sweetheart.

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2. Snoop Lion was a member of the Rollin' 20 Crips in the East Side of Long Beach.

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3. Snoop Lion still delivers an awesome live show, and at the Fraunfeld Switzerland open-air show, he knew exactly what the fans were after.

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4. In July 1993, Snoop Lion was stopped for a traffic violation and a firearm was found by police during a search of his car.

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5. Snoop Lion released a reggae album, Reincarnated, saying, "I have always said I was Bob Marley reincarnated".

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6. In 2009, it was reported that Snoop Lion was a member of the Nation of Islam.

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7. Snoop Lion is an avid ice hockey fan, sporting jerseys from the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins and the AHL's Springfield Indians in his 1994 music video "Gin and Juice".

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8. Snoop Lion has shown affection for the New England Patriots, having been seen performing at Gillette Stadium.

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9. Snoop Lion married his high school sweetheart, Shante Taylor, on June 12, 1997.

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10. Snoop Lion started busting and when we got to the break, Dre cut the machine off, did the chorus and told Snoop to come back in.

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11. In December 2013, Snoop Lion performed at the annual Kennedy Center Honors concert, honoring jazz pianist Herbie Hancock.

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12. Snoop Lion has appeared in an episode of the YouTube video series, Epic Rap Battles of History as Moses.

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13. Snoop Lion has starred in three television programs: sketch-comedy show Doggy Fizzle Televizzle, variety show Dogg After Dark, and reality show Snoop Dogg's Father Hood.

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14. Snoop Lion headlined a "unity party" for donors at Philly's Electric Factory on July 28, 2016, the last day of the Democratic National Convention.

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15. In December 2012, Snoop Lion released his second single from Reincarnated, "Here Comes the King".

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16. Snoop Lion told reporters that he was rechristened Snoop Lion by a Rastafarian priest in Jamaica.

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17. On July 31, 2012, Snoop Lion introduced a new stage name, Snoop Lion.

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18. Snoop Lion can be heard on the track "Flashing" by Dr Dre and on Curren$y's song "Seat Change".

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19. Snoop Lion released his ninth studio album, Ego Trippin', along with the first single, "Sexual Eruption".

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20. Snoop Lion signed with Master P's No Limit Records in 1998 and debuted on the label with Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told that year.

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21. Snoop Lion collaborated with fellow rap artist Tupac Shakur on the 1996 single "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted".

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22. Snoop Lion was a member of the Rollin' 20 Crips gang in the Eastside area of Long Beach, although he stated in 1993 that he never joined a gang.

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23. In 2012, after a trip to Jamaica, Snoop Lion announced a conversion to Rastafarianism and a new alias, Snoop Lion.

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24. In September 2009 Snoop Lion was hired by EMI as the chairman of a reactivated Priority Records.

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25. Snoop Lion coaches a youth football league and high school football team.

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26. Snoop Lion has since sold over 23 million albums in the United States and 35 million albums worldwide.

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