Music: What's in a name? Snoop Dogg finds out

 

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This week Snoop Dogg announced he's to change his moniker to Snoop Lion in line with his new reggae album 'Reincarnation'. Pop is littered with acts changing their names – whether to symbolise a change in direction or (as when Prince became a symbol and then Prince "1958–1993") to annoy their record company.

Biggie Smalls played on his early reputation and swiftly became The Notorious B.I.G. His pal, Sean Combes (aka Puff Daddy, P Diddy et al) has, of course, also had more names than a hip replacement waiting list. There are many more, too.

But that doesn't make it any easier when browsing HMV for a copy of 'The Doggfather'.

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