The rapper and music producer Snoop Dogg is stepping away from his usual rhymes to release his first gospel album called “Snoop Dogg: Bible of Love.”
The rapper says the gospel album is something he’s been wanting to do for a while.
“It’s always been on my heart. I just never got around to it because I always be doing ‘gangsta’ business or doing this or doing that,” he said during an interview with Beats 1 Radio. “I just felt like it’s been on my heart too long. I need to do it now.”
The album includes gospel and R&B heavy-hitters like Tye Tribett, the Clark Sisters, Faith Evans, and Rance Allen.
Snoop Dogg isn’t only including seasoned gospel veterans on the album, his own mother is featured too. In fact, his mother, Beverly Tate, is an evangelist.
Snoop Dogg posted a screen shot of a text conversation with his mother on Instagram. “Thank you for showing me how to live and to spread the word.” He wrote to her.
“I am so grateful to the Lord for you and how God is moving you in the direction to bless His people through the Word of God what a better way through you doing a Gospel album,” she wrote back.