Snoop Lion – Here Comes the King (feat. Angela Hunte)

Here Comes the King

To say the least, Snoop Dogg shocked the world earlier this year when he returned from Jamaica as Snoop Lion, the reincarnated rapper-turned-Rastafarian deadset on pursuing a music career in the reggae genre.  All doubts and suspicions were deemed false when Snoop dropped “La La La” this past summer.  He’s followed up with “Here Comes the King” featuring Angela Hunte on vocals and produced by Major Lazer, Ariel Rechtshaid, and 6Blocc.  In case you didn’t remember, Hunte is the Brooklyn native who wrote the hook for Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind” back in 2009.  She definitely steals the spotlight on this track.  I cringed slightly when Snoop came in on vocals for the first time, but he quickly cleans up.  You have to expect some growing pains as Snoop moves into a new genre, but I feel confident he’ll make the transition well, especially with the production talent he has supporting the project.  The single officially drops December 18th and the album, Reincarnation, is expected February 2013.