Snoop Dogg Trades in Reggae For Funk in New Album

Snoop Dogg Trades in Reggae For Funk in New Album

Glory be, the funk's on he. He being Snoop Dogg, who's teaming up with Los Angeles producer and "Ambassador of Boogie Funk" Dam-Funk for his new album, 7 Days Of Funk.

Following up on his last album influenced by reggae and dancehall, Snoop is dropping his moniker "Snoop Lion" in favor of his latest incarnation, Snoopzilla -- an homage to bassist and funk hero Bootsy Collins, who used to call himself Bootzilla.

“We're the babies of the Mothership,” says Snoop. “I’ve had funk influences in my music my whole career. Dam-Funk is cold. He’s keeping the funk alive and I knew I had to get down with him.”

That's not the only change he's making for the new album, as Snoop's not recording at major label professional studios or banking on celebrity cameos from MTV darlings such as Drake or Miley Cyrus. This time around Snoop favors the comforts of smoking blunts while recording at Dam's Liemert Park residence. He's even releasing his new album on Dam-Funk's independent label Stones Throw, which is owned by LA DJ/producer Peanut Butter Wolf.

Listen to Snoopzilla's first single, "Faden Away," and check out video of Snoop and Dam's recording process, which basically consists of head-nodding and getting blazed. 7 Days of Funk is set for release Dec. 10 on Stones Throw Records.