Snoop Dogg Antics: Going Beyond the Reggae Album

Buddying reggae artist Snoop Dogg attends the "Mac & Devin" DVD Preview in Los Angeles, June 2012. Photo: Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic

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Yesterday, the rapper Snoop Dogg announced he was temporarily changing his name to Snoop Lion in order to release a reggae album. This, of course, is a terrible idea — rappers turning their hand to reggae songs is a formula that always sucks, and the first song from Mr. Lion’s detour, “La La La,” is excruciating stuff. But Snoop’s reggae transformation is far from the most ridiculous thing he’s ever done. Here’s five of a long list of the Doggfather’s crimes against good taste.

1. The Snoop Dogg Velvet House Shoes

Combining a 100% velvet upper with an exclusively cotton insole and embellished with a Snoop Dogg silhouette at the heel, the Snoop Dogg velvet house slipper is a must for all those who embrace the luxurious lounge-wear look. To complete the package, each pair is housed in a velvet tote bag. You’ve probably already ordered yours by now.

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