The rapper changed his name to Snoop Lion earlier in the year as part of his conversion to Rastafarianism, releasing the album Reincarnated under the new moniker.
He has re-christened again, however, for yet another change in genre, forming a collective with Dâm-Funk – his new name paying tribute to legendary funk bassist Bootsy Collins who referred to himself as Bootzilla.
7 Days Of Funk will release their debut album on December 10, with Snoopzilla saying of the project: ‘We’re the babies of the Mothership.
I’ve had funk influences in my music my whole career.
‘Dâm-Funk is cold. He’s keeping the funk alive and I knew I had to get down with him.’ Snoop’s dalliances in reggae were charted in a documentary that saw him travel to Jamaica to learn about the genre’s roots, although it is not yet known whether his search for the funk will also get the film treatment.