Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.‘s spiritual metamorphosis (or clever career rebranding, We Report, You Decide) from canine to cat has been well-documented, as the rap-loving world watched with glee as Snoop Dogg became Snoop Lion in the time it takes to roll a blunt.
But his transformation from musician to Wall Street Journal guest editor is, at least for media gazers like us, all the more amusing.
Today, Snoop is also serving as Speakeasy’s first-ever special guest editor. In that role, he wrote the following essay about his reggae transformation, assigned a story on how sports can help at-risk youth, and will answer reader questions that are sent on Twitter with the hashtag #AskSnoop.
“Everybody searches for this in their own way,” Snoop whatever-animal-you-deem-more-official writes. “Some people never find it. Some people find it through religion or meditation or a relationship or travel. I found it in Jamaica. I finally made it to paradise. Rastafari called me. And I’m glad I answered. JAH RASTAFARI!”
Jah Rasafari, indeed.