Snoop Dogg’s career has taken yet another interesting turn with his latest collaboration with DJ Producer, Diplo. The collaboration has brought forth an album (titled Reincarnated) and a new single from it called “La La La” that has come after an earlier release “That Tree.” The latest single itself may be lackluster, imitation old-school reggae but the Diplo/Snoop team-up is definitely interesting. OK, so maybe Snoop’s venture into reggae is not all that surprising given Snoop’s interest in marijuana; maybe his choice of one half of popular EDM/dancehall act, Major Lazer is not all that surprising either. Still, the collaboration does not exactly seem especially likely. Apparently Snoop’s Transformation into a reggae singer (now called “Snoop Lion”) has come after a recent visit to Jamaica.
Also of note is the fact that Diplo is presently on tour with Dubstep star Skrillex, which means that there is one degree of separation between Skrillex and Snoop Dogg. Even more ominous is the fact that he has also recently worked with Justin Bieber on his album. Diplo is the link between Snoop Dogg, Justin Beiber and Skrillex!
Diplo’s real name is Thomas Wesley Pentz and he is a native of Tupelo, Mississippi and a former student of the University of Central Florida. Diplo’s first big break in the music industry came when he was noticed by artist M.I.A. while DJing in a club in London. He would go on to produce for her and to join up with DJ Switch to form Major Lazer. Switch has left the group, leaving Diplo as the main creative force behind the act. A Major Lazer Cartoon for Adult Swim is reportedly in the works.