It’s a brand new Snoop. The West Coast icon sheds his gangsta ways and spreads a message of non-violence on “No Guns Allowed” featuring Drake and his daughter Cori B. The peaceful record, produced by Major Lazer and Ariel Rechtshaid, was inspired by recent tragedies and contains additional vocals by Angela Hunte and Snoop’s wife Shante Broadus.
“I just felt like I had got to the point in my career and my life where I didn’t need guns in my life because I didn’t project that energy,” Snoop told Piers Morgan. “I felt like I was positive and peaceful. At the same time, I kept hearing about all these school shootings and these people getting guns in their hands and not knowing what to do with them and just going on a rampage, so it really touched me and affected me to where I wanted to say something.”
Drizzy recounts a tragic shooting involving a friend, dedicating his verse to those he’s lost. “Bullets do not chose a victim, it is the shooter that picks ‘em,” he raps.
The reggae song will appear on Snoop Lion’s album Reincarnated, due April 23.