Snoop Dogg becomes Snoop Lion after visit to Jamaica

Snoop Dogg strikes a pose on arrival for the Los Angeles Premiere of 'Marley', a film by Kevin MacDonald, on April 17, 2012 in Hollywood, California. The definitive life story of Bob Marley opens nationwide in the US on April 20. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images) FREDERIC J. BROWN

Snoop Dogg strikes a pose on arrival for the Los Angeles Premiere of "Marley," a film by Kevin MacDonald, on April 17, 2012, in Hollywood, Calif.
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(CBS/AP) Snoop Dogg says he was "born again" during a visit to Jamaica in January and is changing his name to Snoop Lion.

The artist known for gangster rap is releasing a reggae album called "Reincarnated" in the fall.

The West Coast rapper held a news conference in New York on Monday. Later, he played five songs for a small crowd, including one called "No Guns Allowed." It features his daughter.

Snoop told reporters that he is ready to make music that his "kids and grandparents can listen to."

The album will be followed with a documentary of the same name. It features him making music and will include some personal elements of his life, a producer of the film said. It will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

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