Snoop Dogg has re-recorded his 2004 single ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ to soundtrack an advert for US microwaveable snack food Hot Pockets.
The new version of the song is called ‘Pocket Like It’s Hot’.
Snoop performs the track in a full length music video style ad alongside fellow rappers DeStorm Power and Andy Milonakis.
The track features Snoop rapping the lyrics: “Home with kids in the crib ma/Pocket like it’s hot…/When the craving’s got a hold of you/Pocket like it’s hot…/And your munchies get a attitude/Pocket like it’s hot…/I’ve got the pockets in my arms/Setting off smoke alarms/And I eat ’em smoking hot/’Cause I got it goin’ on.”
He later declares that he’s “got some cheesy drizzle/dripping on my shizzle.”
Snoop Dogg recently changed his stage name to Snoop Lion, following a journey to Jamaica. He was given the name by a Rastafarian priest. It comes from the Lion on the Imperial Ethiopian flag, which is important to Rastafarians as it represents former Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie.
Snoop said at a New York press conference that he believes he is the reincarnation ofsinger Bob Marley and added, “I didn’t want to be Snoop Dogg on a reggae track…I wanted to bury Snoop Dogg and become Snoop Lion, but I didn’t know that until I went to the temple and received the name Snoop Lion from the Nyabingi priest.”
Snoop Gogg teamed up with Diplo to release a reggae single, titled ‘La La La’, and will put out his ‘Reincarnated’ reggae album later this year.
by Wallace McTavish