By Rob Markman
There was a time when Snoop Dogg was the baddest rapper in the land, but after 20-plus years, it looks as if the Long Beach MC just wants some variety. Earlier this year, the D-O-double G, dropped his debut reggae LP under his Snoop Lion moniker, but for his next trick, his going for something a little more funky.
On Friday (October 18), it was announced that Snoop's next album 7 Days of Funk will be released under his new name Snoopzilla, in collaboration with producer Dam-Funk. The new tag is a throw to Parliament-Funkadelic's Bootsy Collins, who released a single called "Bootzilla" in 1978.
Snoop has always infused funk into his music. His debut single "Who Am I? (What's My Name?)" sampled George Clinton's "Atomic Dog," so the idea behind this new album isn't so foreign.
"We're babies of the Mothership," Snoopzilla said in a news release issued to Time.com. "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."
There's no telling where Snoop can go after this, but just in case he's looking for future inspiration, MTV News has come up with some genre lines he can cross and some new names he can adopt.
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