'Reincarnated' a joint production from Snoop Dogg's film company Snoopadelic Films and VICE Films is set for a limited US release March 15. The film chronicles the rapper's transformation into reggae singer Snoop Lion and his religious conversion.
According to Rap Fix, the film also examines the once-violent rapper's decision to become more peaceful and join the Rastafarian movement.
Becoming Snoop Lion signified more than a change in music genres for the Long Beach California rapper. It was also about religious transformation, angering many including Bunny Wailer.
Wailer, an original member of the group Bob Marley and the Wailers, is one of many who have criticized Snoop's film, Reincarnated, and conversion as "fraudulent." While Bunny isn't the only member of the Rastafarian community upset over Snoop's conversion and film, not everyone feels this way. In fact, the son of a legendary reggae singer and Rasta feels very differently.
"Our fathers name should not even be mentioned in this issue, because like a true Rasta, and welcomed the positivity," Rohan Marley, son of Bob Marley, said of Reincarnated and Snoop's conversion into the Rastafarian movement.
Reincarnated was also selected screen at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival, HipHopDX reports.
The film will be screened in Los Angeles, New York City, Atlanta, Miami, San Francisco, and Chicago