I-Octane Talks Snoop Lion Legitimacy, Reggae Culture + Live Performance [VIDEO]

I-Octane is among several reggae/dancehall stars who welcomes Snoop Lion to the genre.

Unlike Bunny Wailer, I-Octane feels its a good look for reggae to have someone as iconic as Snoop singer reggae music.

See also: I-Octane – Buss A Blank [Music Video]

The “My Life” singjay was in the Hot 97 studio last week speaking with Cipha Sound where he opens up about Snoop Lion reggae transformation, how he gets the name I-Octane, the state of reggae music and more.

“I am a very energetic individual pertaining to music you know that’s how the name I-Octane came about,” I-Octane said. “Outside of that I am a very humble individual, always trying to stay positive.”

I-Octane says artists such as Snoop Lion coming into reggae motivates him to be more business minded about the music.

“Sometimes when I link up with other artists am always like look at what Snoop did, and people always out of different genre fusing their brand with reggae music and also make a good spin on reggae music itself. So I always say look at it from that perspective, we need to be more business minded. Come out of the little circle and try to think outside the box. So its a good look that a next individual can come and show what is missing.”

“I am not the one to look at him and say he is not real… but from the Jamaican perspective it seems like its just a business, because often times people come and say we are Rastas but at the end of the day its just a business. But you can’t box everyone because often times people come and they are real. But because people been through that situation over the years it takes a while to prove yourself to that particular group of people. I wouldn’t say Snoop is not a Rasta because its not about the hair and the image, its about whats within your soul.”

Watch the full interview below and his performance.

 
 

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  2. Mi respeck what I-octane say bout it, Snoop is not ah true Rasta , not buy smoking weed and dreads that makes u ah real Rasta , Snoop if u wan be ah Rasta , him haffi share all is wealth with the poor then we can call me a real n true Rasta, as for mi, snoop is ah real booomblcaaat babylon seen.

  3. YOU APPEAR TO BE A FASHION RASTA?

  4. MAY THE CREATOR BLESSING AND PROTECTION FOR CHRONIXX THAT HIS SOUL WILL BE STRONGER THAN THE SATAN FLESH TO DEAL WITH BABYLON. CHRONIXX WILL RAISE TO THE TOP AS BOB MARLEY. BOB MARLEY WISE TALK DURING HIS INTERVIEW..GREAT MESSAGE FOR THE FUTURE THE YOUTHS , THE PEOPLE NEED CHRONIXX THE MESSAGER OF GOD. BLESSING.

  5. PRESENTLY IF RIHANA CHANGE STOP SINGING R&B, HIP HOP. SINGING REGGAE THAT THE END OF R&B, HIP HOP MUSIC. ALSO HER MUSIC HAS REGGAE BEAT IN IT MIX WITH R&B. MY FREE CHOICE THAT THE CREATOR OF THE CREATION GAVE ME. FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN THE USA. BLESSING , PEACE LOVE, POSITIVE ALL THE WAY.

  6. CONTINUE SELLING YOUR SOUL FOR MONEY AND FAME I-OCTANE AND BLAME JAMAICA SINGER FOR NOT PUSHING REGGAE. BABYLON RUNNING THE MUSIC WORLD. PRESENTLY THE CREATOR CONTROLING THE CREATION NOT HUMAN.THERE IS A LOT OF BRAIN WASH AND CONFUSION GOING ON PRESENTLY. BLESSING TO THE CREATOR CREATION. I BEING LISTENING TO REGGAE SINCE 10 YEARS OLD. AS A CHINA BORN IN THE USA. I LOVE REGGAE MUSIC IT A NEVER DIE , IT A MESSAGE FROM THE CREATOR TO DIRECT THE SOUL TO BE STRONGER THAN THE FLESH , DURING OUR TEST, SUFFERING, PAIN , SICKNESS, BLESSING.

  7. THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE IS CONTROLING THING AT THIS PRESENT TIME. THE WORLD IS BECOMING LIKE A ZOO. NO RESPECT FOR THE CREATION OF GOD. THE SATAN WANT MORE FLESH. FIGHT BETWEEN THE SOUL AND FLESH. THE CLIMATE CHANGE SO THE BIG BOSS INVOLVE REGGAE TO HELP THE PEOPLE. TOO LATE THE CREATOR MY GOD I KNOW IS COMING SOON, YOU CAN FEEL IT IN THE AIR.BLESSING.

  8. JAMAICAN REGGAE SINGER MOST OF THEM SIGN CONTRACT. THEY START OUT WITH STRONG REGGAE, THEN FOR COUPLE OF YEARS NO ONE HERE ABOUT THAT REGGAE ARTIST BECAUSE THEY ARE IN A CONTRACT. FOR EXAMPLE GYPTIAN APPEARS TO BE IN A CONTRACT, GYPTIAN STARTED SINGING STRONG CULTURE REGGAE SONG. THEN THE PEOPLE HEAR FROM GYPTIAN ONCE IN A WHILE, NEVER GET TO REACH THE TOP LIKE BOB MARLY. BABYLON SET THE SYSTEM UP LIKE THAT BACK IN THE DAYS. VIP BACK IN THE DAY GIVE REGGAE ARTIST HARD TIME. JAMAICA SINGER HAS NO POWER OVER THE BIG BOSS IN BABYLON. BLESSING

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  11. WHERE THE JAMAICAN GET THIS REGGAE BEATS THAT ALL THE COUNTRY IN THE WORLD USE REGGAE MUSIC TO UP LIFT THERE MUSIC. NO JUSTICE ON EARTH FOR THE BLACKMAN. CHANGE IS COMING SOON IN AFRICA THE MOTHER LAND FOR THE UNIVERSE. THE WORLD IS RUN ON TIME THE CREATOR LAW.. BLESSING FOR GOD CREATION. BLESSING.

  12. THE JAMAICAN PEOPLE SEND OUT THE MOST MUSIC IN THE WORLD BUT BABYLON KEEPING REGGAE MUSIC DOWN FOR YEARS. JUST LIKE HOW THEY KEEP THE BLACKS DOWN FOR YEARS. THE CLIMATE CHANGE. THE WORD BECOMING LIKE A ZOO. HIP HOP NOT SELLING. PEOPLE WANT =S TO HEAR CULTURE MUSIC LIKE BOB MARLEY, PETER TOUCH. EVERYONE USE REGGAE IN THEIR MUSIC BUT HOW MUCH OF THEM BUILD FOUNDATION IN JAMAICA TO HELP THE HUNGRY , HOMELESS CHILDREN. IN AFRICA THE WORLD USE THE GOLD DIAMOND BUT IN AFRICA CHILDREN DYING FOR HUNGRY, NO MEDICINE, NO CLEAN WATER, IN AFRICA. THE MOST REGGAE ARTIST TOUR IN. AFRICA. SOME BIG BOSS KEEPING REGGAE DOWN. REGGAE IS A MESSAGE FROM THE CREATOR. WHERE THESE JAMAICAN GET THIS TALENT FROM. THE AFRICAN BEAT. BLESSING.