Hip hop legend Snoop Dogg is about to release a new album, but it’s going to be a little different than his previous work.
Snoop Dogg has already successfully reached beyond rap and hip hop with gospel, reggae, and funk projects. But now, the 48-year-old rapper is releasing his very first album of lullabies.
Yes, you read that correctly. While his past image doesn’t really scream “family friendly,” Snoop Dogg has put together a record full of lullaby tracks that are aimed at infants.
The rapper is entering the children’s music market with his new album, titled Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Snoop Dogg, and it’s packed full of Snoop Dogg’s well-known hits. You’ll find “Gin & Juice,” “Sensual Seduction,” and even “Drop It Like It’s Hot” on this album.
Before you get horrified over babies listening to Snoop’s stellar lyrics like “See I specialize in making all the girls get naked” or “So I blaze up the chronic so I can get high,” I have to point out that this album won’t have any words to the songs.
The whole album will be instrumental interpretations of his big hits, so rest assured that Snoop’s classics have been made kid-friendly. You won’t have to feel guilty about using “Drop It Like It’s Hot” to help lull your precious tot into dreamland.
Lullaby Renditions of Snoop Dogg is being released in partnership with Rockabye Baby! Music, which is known for making baby-friendly lullaby instrumentals of other big name artists. You can find the likes of Beyoncé, Nine Inch Nails, the Beastie Boys, Johnny Cash, and even Iron Maiden among their collection of instrumental lullaby interpretations.
When asked what keeps him “hyped” about making music during an interview earlier this year, Snoop said that he just loves “the way that good music feels.”
He also revealed that he cares more about making music than he does about making money, stating, “If you ain’t doing it for the feeling, you’re doing it for the wrong reasons. You should never be doing it to make money or become famous. That isn’t what this game was built on.”
If you’re hoping to pick up Snoop’s new lullaby album, it is slated for release on December 6. A vinyl version was made available early last month to coincide with November’s Record Store Day Black Friday.