Reincarnated is Snoop Dogg's debut as his reggae alter-ego "Snoop Lion". Rebel Way starts off the album. He talks about living your life to its maximum potential, and watch out because times change quick. Here comes the King is happy intro track to the rest of the album. Lighters Up features a one of the best verse I've heard from guest feature Mavado. So Long is a song about surviving through struggles. Get away is a EDM sounding track with Snoop Lion in full rastafarian mode, he also sings the chorus. No Guns Allowed is about being peaceful, fair and having fun. Fruit Juice is a song about mixed drinks, great reggae song. Smoke The Weed is about smoking weed and not seeds, meaning pluck the bad things out in life and plant the seeds in the youth for future. Tired of Running is about standing up for things and being responsible and stop running from consequences. The Good Good is a song for ladies, but can be used as a great smoking song too. Torn Apart features Rita Ora who starts it off, this is about jumping at opportunity whens its in your face or may slip away. Ashtrays & Heartbreaks is the best song on the album, the most mainstream and features teenage pop-star/actor Miley Cyrus who delivers an impressive chorus. Boulevard is a track about misfortuned youth. Remedy features Chris Brown on vocals and starts with a vintage Busta Rhymes who kills the first verse. La La La has a hypnotic chorus, the topic is mainly about karma. Harder Times ends the album, this is another mainstream worthy song, another track about not giving up.
Reincarnated stands out as being one of the best experimental albums in more than a decade. No question, Snoops laid back weed smoking persona directly correlates to the Rasta lifestyle, I liked how he put great guest features all through the album including Mavado, Mr. Vegas, Drake, Akon, Rita Ora, Miley Cyrus, Busta Rhymes, Chris Brown and many others. Overall I give Reincarnated 5 out of 5 stars.
- SIC ILL
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