Super producer Diplo confirmed suspicions that Snoop Dogg is recording a reggae album. Interested to hear how it sounds. They were recording in Gee Jam and Bob Marley's home studio, Tuff Gong. Alicia Keys, Akon, John Legend and Babyface have all been recent visitors to the beautiful island at Gee Jam. Actually, Akon was at Tuff Gong.
Diplo told MTV: "Snoop Dogg is an icon, man; he's bigger than the music," Diplo said. "What we're doing is a reggae record. It's like Snoop Dogg and Major Lazer together. It's all reggae and he's singing and he's doing a f---ing awesome job and I never knew it, but he had his heart in every song. ... We're going to get back into the production of it next month, and I'm really proud of that record. It's the first record I've ever executive-produced and his crew is amazing. " Diplo also mention that he has been working with No Doubt in Jamaica too. Look forward to this. As mentioned last year, reggae has been in the mainstream in a big way, just hasn't been credited.
All the pics of Snoop wearing a tam (hat Rastafarian's wear) make sense now I see this video of him visiting a Nyahbinghi session.
Check out the reggae mix he made whilst out in Jamaica
DJ Quik - We Smoke Da Bomb Bud
Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come
Peter Tosh - Johnny B Goode
Bob Marley + The Wailers - Soul Rebel
Bob Marley + The Wailers - Rat Race
Gregory Isaacs - Night Nurse
Third World - Cool Meditation
Musical Youth - Pass The Dutchie
Third World - Low Key Jammin
Sister Nancy - Bam Bam
Dawn Penn - No, No, No (You Don't Love Me)
Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster
Heavy D -Love In A Bottle
The Abyssinians - There Is No End
The Abyssinians - I & I
Burning Spear - Marcus Garvey
Black Uhuru - Guess Who's Coming To Dinner