Reincarnated review

Snoop Dogg becomes Snoop Lion

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Reincarnated documents the death of Snoop Dogg and the birth of Snoop Lion: the rapper’s new reggae alter ego that’s grounded in “peace and love and struggle”.

It’s a premise that sounds like the silliest of celebrity vanity but is, in fact, presented as an endearing portrayal of Rastafari culture, spiritual exploration and Snoop’s own past, present and future.

First-time director Andy Capper observes the star without judgement as he desperately tries to court Jamaican acceptance as a modern-day Marley.

It helps if you’re a Snoop fan, but either way this is a strange, fascinating watch.

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Stephen is a freelance culture journalist specialising in TV and film. He writes regularly for the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, the i, Radio Times, and WIRED.