During an interview Snoop Lion (The artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg) decided to share his solution to help deal with the gun violence in America.
Since Snoop announced his conversion to the Rastafari religion he has shown a significant shift in his identity that carries far beyond his name change. When addressing the issue of gun violence in America, Snoop shared some enlightening advice.
“One of them is doing what I’m doing: correcting my mistakes by being a better person and putting out more energy and more music that represents what we’re going through as opposed to what we went through,”
The multi-platinum selling artist went on to discuss the matter further.
“I ain’t going through that no more. I’m going through what you’re going through, watching the world and watching the power that I have and watching the way people react when I walk into a room. What should I do with this power? Should I abuse it? Should I continue to send my peoples down the wrong path? Or should I at least try to wake them up and let them know that there is another way and show them that the way that I’m doing it may be the new way. They’ve been following everything else that I’ve been giving them, let me give them something that got some substance to it with thought behind it.”
Snoop originally took a great deal of heat from Bunny Wailer, an original member of Bob Marley and the Wailers, for his conversion to the Rastafari religion, but after Rohan Marley (The son of Bob Marley) came out in defense of Snoop, things seemed to have settled down a great deal. The conversion has definitely produced a different person in the artist. Whether his solution for gun violence will actually will work is one thing, but more artist producing more positive energy in their music couldn’t hurt.