Which rapper would you least expect to make a gospel album? If you’re like me, you might have thought of Snoop Dogg. You would be wrong.
When the rapper popped unto the scene twenty-three years ago, he was wanted by the Los Angeles Police Department on a murder charge. America viewed him as the most feared “gangster rapper” in the nation. Now, he’s making a gospel album, and a reality show is documenting the recording process and his faith journey.
Snoop Dogg, 45, announced the album last May on Instagram. He used a text thread between him and his mother to reveal his latest project.
Snoop Dogg told his mother, Beverly Tate, an ordained evangelist, that he’d started recording.
“I’m working on a gospel Albulm [sic] moms [,] and it sounds amazing [.] [T]hank u for showing me how to live and to spread the word. Love u more today than I did yesterday.”
Tate replied, “Praise the Lord.”
She continued, “You are very welcome. The more you share with others the more you will reap more benefits. The more the Lord will enlarge your territory and bless you indeed. I am so grateful to the Lord for you and how God is moving you in the direction to bless His people through the word of God.”
Snoop Dogg told Beats1 radio that a gospel album has been in the works for a long time.
"It’s always been on my heart. I just never got around to it because I always be doing gangsta business or doing this or doing that. I just felt like it’s been on my heart too long. I need to do it now,” he revealed.
The Impact Network, which is home to shows from evangelists and pastors such as T.D. Jakes, Creflo Dollar, Rod Parsley, and Joyce Meyer, announced yesterday that Snoop Dog’s journey will be immortalized on film.
Titled True G, the upcoming reality show will follow Snoop Dog around while he records his very first gospel album. It will also highlight his faith.
“See Snoop Dogg on his journey as a husband, father and community caretaker. Go inside the album as he reveals his source of inspiration. Hear Snoop’s personal testimony and stories of God’s grace through his many trials and tribulations,” said the network.
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