Watch 22-Year-Old Snoop Talk Doggystyle Before Today’s ‘RapFix Live’!

Snoop Lion will sit down with Sway Calloway at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT to talk about how far he's come since his 1993 debut.

With so much drama in the L-B-C, it used to be that Snoop Dogg only concentrated his music on the community around him, but now that the Long Beach, California, native has grown, changed his moniker to Snoop Lion and has released a reggae album, he’s expanded his reach beyond his hometown.

Wednesday (April 24) at 4 p.m. ET Snoop will breakdown his entire journey with MTV News correspondent Sway Calloway on “RapFix Live” on MTV Jams and RapFix.MTV.com, marking his first appearance ever on the show.

The Chronic had more of a message to it, we didn’t give a f— at all, we just came out just straight whoop whoop whoop,” the S-N-Double O-P told MTV News about his beginnings as Dr. Dre’s prot&#233g&#233 in a vintage 1993 clip that we released from the archives.

The Chronic is Dre, Doggystyle is me,” he explained of his classic debut. “I like a lot of singing in my rapping… I don’t like it to just be a basic rap with a DJ in the back scratching. I like musicals, to where it’ll capture a bigger audience.”

And capture a bigger audience he has. On Tuesday, Snoop Lion dropped his first reggae LP Reincarnated, marking a sonic shift in the former gangsta rapper’s rugged sound. Instead of “Murder Was the Case” these days Snoop is beating back the pull of the streets on songs like “No Guns Allowed.” Snoop isn’t just singing about it either, he has backed his song with action and recently partnered with MTV and Jewelry for a Cause to release limited-edition “MTV x Caliber” bracelets made in part from the steel of illegal guns acquired in police-sponsored buyback programs. The proceeds from each sale will help fund future buyback amnesty programs.

“This is such an important message we’re sharing,” Snoop Lion said in a statement issued by MTV. “It’s a movement we want generations to recognize, embrace, and get behind. We’ve seen a lot of senseless acts of violence involving guns recently — too many have lost their lives, too many families have been destroyed. Like my friends at MTV, I want to be a part of the change that will help bring peace.”

In addition to Snoop, today’s episode of “RapFix Live” will also feature Mississippi MC/producer Big K.R.I.T. and Hot 97’s DJ Enuff. Don’t miss it.

Catch Snoop Lion, Big K.R.I.T. and Hot 97’s DJ Enuff on “RapFix Live” on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET on MTV.com and live on MTV Jams. Be sure to join the Twitter conversation using the hashtag #RapFixLive. Send your questions for the artists to @MTVRapFix!