One of the most influential figures in the American hip-hop industry Snoop Lion, aka Snoop Dogg, is scheduled to perform live in Seoul for the first time this May. The concert titled, “Unite All Originals Live with Snoop Dogg,” will also feature local music and fashion trendsetters 2NE1, who will be sharing the stage with the legendary rapper as special guests.
After a trip to Jamaica last year, the rapper announced his conversion to the Rastafarian movement and his rebirth under the name Snoop Lion. The rapper Snoop Dogg was previously known for his hardcore and violent lyrics; under his rechristened stage name of Snoop Lion, the artist has shifted his gears from hip-hop to easy-going reggae music.
|Snoop Lion poses for a portrait at the Westlake Recording Studios in Los Angeles on March 5. (AP-Yonhap News)|
The artist has already released several singles including “La La La,” “No Guns Allowed” and “Here Comes the King,” from his upcoming reggae debut album “Reincarnated,” which is expected to be released on April 20. Snoop Lion has filmed a documentary of his experiences in Jamaica titled “Reincarnated,” which began its run in select theaters this month.
Snoop Lion was originally scheduled to have his first concert in Korea last October, but the show was cancelled. This year’s rescheduled performance is set to be held at the Olympic Park Soccer Stadium on May 4.
Tickets to the show can be purchased online at Interpark and range from 55,000 won to 88,000. Tickets go on sale at 2 p.m. on March 26.
By Julie Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org