Published on January 25th, 2018 | by The Hezekiah Walker Show with Neicy Tribbett
Snoop Dogg Announces Title of Gospel Album
Snoop Dogg has officially announced the title of his upcoming gospel album. His first gospel album “Snoop Dogg Presents the Bible of Love,” is slated for release this year. Last year in May, veteran rapper announced his foray into gospel and that he was working on the album. Making the announcement on Dr. Dre’s Beats 1 Show “The Pharmacy”, Snoop stated ““It’s always been on my heart. I just never got around to it because I always be doing gangsta business or doing this or doing that. I just felt like it’s been on my heart too long. I need to do it now.”
Snoop is no stranger to diving into other genres outside of Hip Hop. Taking on the moniker Snoop Lion and creating a reggae-inspired project a few years ago, Snoop released the album “Reincarnated”. He also recorded a Pharrell produced album of 70s Funk, R&B and Disco on the album “Bush”. Part of the inspiration for the gospel project came from conversations the rapper had with Faith Evans while working on the Notorious B.I.G. tribute song “When We Party”. Snoop said of the exchange “Me, Faith Evans, we talked about it heavily,” said Snoop. “She feel like she wanna get down with me. All of the people that I know, from Charlie Wilson to Jeffrey Osborne, whoever I want to get down with. I’m gonna make it all the way right. It’s gonna feel good.”
When announced last May, Snoop gave a glimpse of his plans for the gospel album on Instagram when he posted a screenshot of a conversation with his mother, praised his mother’s encouragement. “Praise the Lord,” she wrote to her son. “You are very welcome. The more you share with others the more you will reap more benefits. The more the Lord will enlarge your territory and bless you indeed. I am so grateful to the Lord for you and how God is moving you in the direction to bless His people through the word of God.” The same day, Snoop previewed a few tracks from the album.
Fans will get to hear a part of the album when Snoop performs at the 19th annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration this February.