Snoop Dogg, aka Snoop Lion, has changed his name, again. The Long Beach rapper is dropping a funk album with Dam-Funk, and he has changed his name to Snoopzilla accordingly.
The new collaborative album is called 7 Days of Funk and will be out December 10 via Stones Throw Records. “We’re the babies of the Mothership,” said Snoop Dogg via a press statement. “I’ve had funk influences in my music my whole career. Dam-Funk is cold. He’s keeping the funk alive and I knew I had to get down with him.”
The Snoopzilla name is a homage to legendary Parliament/Funkadlic guitarist Bootsy “Bootzilla” Collins. The collaboration with Dam-Funk has been in the works for a couple of years. “Snoop knew what I was thinking without me having to articulate it. That’s how you know when you gel artistically with someone,” added Dam-Funk in a press statement. “These beats were made for him and he laid down some of the smoothest harmonies and melodies I’ve ever heard. It’s hip-hop, but you can also hear what we grew up on, from Zapp to Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King and Patrice Rushen.”
The duo’s lead single is “Faden Away.”