Rastas Still Have Beef With Snoop Lion, Says He Breached Contract

Just when you thought that the Rastafarian community was warming up to Snoop Lion, things took a turn for the worse.

Reggae legend Bunny Wailer and the Rastafarian Millennium Council are again attacking the West Coast rap legend turn reggae star for what they called profiting off their culture.

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The latest attack came just days after Snoop Lion premiered his long awaited documentary film, Reincarnated, in select theaters across the U.S.

Bunny Wailer, who is Snoop’s biggest critic, says the rapper should not have included video footage in the documentary showing their first meeting together.

General secretary of the Ethio-Africa Diaspora Union Millennium Council, Robert ‘Prophet Greg’ Mogg, also accused Snoop Lion of breaching contractual agreements signed in February of last year.

“The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September last year,” Mogg told the Jamaica Observer. “He has now gone into merchandising… another breach. “This is a violation of our intellectual property and we have to safeguard our culture.”

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It would appears the Rastafarians plight maybe getting to Snoop, who says he may never do another reggae album, at least not in Jamaica.

“I definitely feel like I’m gonna make more music but I don’t know if I’m gonna go to Jamaica, I may wanna go somewhere else,” Snoop Lion told NME. “I may wanna venture into another part of the world. Some things you let them be what they are. That was a priceless moment. I may wanna do something different next time. I’m just saying I don’t know if I want to repeat the same process as far as going to Jamaica and making a reggae album. I may wanna go to another country and make a reggae album.”

Snoop Lion and dancehall star Mavado performed last weekend at the SXSW festival.

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  1. Everytime Bunny Wailer open him mouth Bob Marley turn inna him grave. Cmon Rasta is about peace, love and unity. uplifting the Lion don’t tear him down. the man an contribute to the development of reggae and brand Jamaica in the documentary so wa do f is Bunny Wailer problem. obviously just want money from Snoop. Don’t blame him if he never waan go back Jamaica. unnu badmind bomboclaat.

  2. MAXWELL – DOn’t KNOW WHAT BABYLON DID TO REGGAE, IT THE PAST. UNITY FOR THE FUTURE. BACK IN THE DAY CHRIS BLACK WELL PRODUCING REGGAE. BABYLON HIRE CHRIS BLACKWELL TO WORK IN THE USA MUSIC BUSINESS IN THE USA. SO REGGAE WAS PUSH BACK IN THE USA SO HIP HOP SINGERS MAKE MILLIONS IN THE USA. THE ARTIST STRUGGLE IN JAMAICA THAT CAME TO THE USA. FEW REGGAE SINGER MAKE MILLIONS. THEY ONE BOB MARLEY, ONE LUCKY DUBE FROM AFRICA, ONE JENNIFER LOPEZ IN THE SPANISH WORLD AND MAY A FEW MORE SPANISH SINGERS. UNITY FOR THE MUSIC BUSINESS NEED CHANGE.

  3. BOSS JAMES MAXWELL REGGAE ALREADY DEVELOPED EVERY CORNER OF THE UNIVERSE. BOB MARLEY, PETER TOSH, CULTURE, DENISE BROWN, YELLOW MAN, MANY GREAT REGGAE SINGERS, HAS PUSH REGGAE TO THE TOP. HIP HOP WAS BIG IN AMERICA BACK IN THE DAYS. SO BABYLON KEEP REGGAE DOWN BECAUSE REGGAE WOULD KILL HIP HOP BECAUSE REGGAE IS A STRONG MESSAGE. REGGAE IS EVEN BIG IN CHINA.BLESSING MAXWELL.

  4. BOSS I UNDERSTAND SNOOP LION WANT TO DO REGGAE. BIGGER SMALL HAS A JAMAICAN BACK. BUNNY WAILER AND SNOOP LION IS STILL BROTHER THIS IS JUST A ACTING TO GET PEOPLE ATTENSION NEW ALBUM ON THE WAY. DRAMA WILL KEEP SNOOP IN THE SPOT LIKE. NO DRAMA NO ONE REMEMBER SNOOP LION AND BUNNY WAILER. WAKE UP PEOPLE THINK WITH YOUR BRAIN, THE CREATOR GAVE YOU.SNOOP IS A HUMBLE MAN AND BUNNY IS A HUMBLE MAN. BLESSING.

  5. THIS CLIMATE CHANGE PEOPLE NEED TO UNITY , BECAUSE THE WORLD IS BECOMING LIKE A ZOO. THE SOUL IS WITH GOD. THE SOUL IS LOVE, PEACE, UNITY, POSITIVE, GRATEFUL TO THE CREATOR. THE BODY IS SATIN. THE WEAK DESIRE OF THE FLESH CAUSE HATE, CONFUSION, SEPARATION OF PEOPLE, SEPARATION OF THE EARTH. HIGH DESIRE OF THE FLESH MORE MISTAKE, MORE HATE, MORE SUFFERING, PAIN, SICKNESS. THEY NEED SOME SERIOUS REGGAE MUSIC TO KEEP THE SOUL STRONGER THEN THE FLESH BECAUSE THE SOUL ALWAYS FIGHTING WITH THE FLESH. SO PEOPLE BECOME BLIND TO GREAT LIFE. BE GRATEFUL TO A BRILLION CREATION OF THE CREATOR. PEACE, LOVE , POSITIVE ENGERY.

  6. BOB MARLEY, DENISE BROWN, PETER TOSH, CULTURE, HOLT DESMOND, ALL THESE FAMOUS REGGAE ARTIST HAVE ALREADY TAKE REGGAE TO THE TOP IN EUROPE, CANADA, AFRICA EVERY CORNER OF THE UNIVERSE. REGGAE DOES NOT NEED SNOOP LION AND SNOOP LION DOES NOT NEED REGGAE.HIP HOP MUSIC FINISH IN THE USA. MUSIC BAD SITUATION. CAN YOU HUMAN BEING UNDERSTAND REGGAE NEVER DIE. REGGAE IS THE MESSAGE FROM THE CREATOR.REGGAE HELP THE SOUL OF HUMAN TO BE STRONGER THEN THE FLESH.REGGAE HELP PEOPLE WHO ARE SUFFERING, PAIN, SICKNESS, LOST, CONFUSION BECAUSE OF BABYLON SEPARATION OF THE THE EARTH, SEPARATION OF THE PEOPLE. PEACE, LOVE BE POSITIVE.

  7. BUNNY WAILER IS CORRECT. THE HIP HOP KEEP REGGAE DOWN IN THE USA FOR YEARS, BUT THAT THE PAST.IS BUNNY WAILER AND SNOOP LION ACTING IN AWAY TO GET ATTENSION TO SELL HIS ALBUM.THESE FAMOUS PEOPLE HAVE TO CREATOR A DRAMA TO KEEP IN THE SPOT LIGHT. HOW DO THEY GET THE WORLD ATTENSION TO SELL SNOOP ALBUM.THE PEOPLE LOVE SNOOP SO THEY WILL BUY SNOOP ALBUM. BLESSING FOR GOD CREATION.

  8. kia ora Snoop I can say this much as soon as your reggae album hits the NZ music stores for sure I’ll be buying that C.D…I love di song “Put your lighters up” alot of meaning and soul into the lyrics….1Love jah bless 4 eva in a day….