Snoop Dogg’s change-of-name (to Snoop Lion) is not at all uncommon in the world of sports and entertainment. Here’s a few who have followed the Doggfather’s path, swapping surnames and more -- and a few who have changed back.
Snoop Dogg to Snoop Lion Snoop Doggy Dogg first introduced himself in 1993 and 11 albums later became simply Snoop Dogg. Now with his 12th album, “Reincarnated,” he brings a new sound, rap to raggae, a new religion and a new new name. Meet Snoop Lion. Jason Merritt/GETTY IMAGES