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Rastafari Council Threatens Snoop Lion With Lawsuit, “He Is Not A Real Rasta”

Snoop Lion and Bunny Wailer

Bunny Wailer is furious with Snoop.

Snoop Lion, formerly Snoop Dogg, has caught some fire from the Rastafarian Community.

The elders of the Ethio-Africa Diaspora Union Millennium Council also known as the Rastafari Millennium Council has released a 7-page document criticizing Snoop Lion Rastafarian transformation.

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Bunny Wailer, who is an original members of Reggae’s most iconic band Bab Marley and the Wailers, says Snoop Lion lied about becoming a Rastafarian to sell records.

During an interview with TMZ, Bunny Wailer says Snoop Dogg has engaged in “outright fraudulent use of Rastafari Community’s personalities and symbolism” — and has failed to meet “contractual, moral and verbal commitments.”

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The Rastafari Council says loving Bob Marley, smoking weed and listening to reggae music does not make you a Rastafarian.

They are asking Snoop to drop the “Lion” moniker and revert back to Dogg, as well as, issue an apology to the Rastafarian Community.

Failing to do so will result in a lawsuit against the rap icon.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001915433941 Livetty Amigo Carter

    Snoop you are just a want to be…bomboclat…bloodclat man.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001915433941 Livetty Amigo Carter

    Snoop you are just a want to be…bomboclat…bloodclat man.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002555674762 Sin Fully Sweet

      Lmfaoooo

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001915433941 Livetty Amigo Carter

    Snoop you are just a want to be…bomboclat…bloodclat man.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002555674762 Sin Fully Sweet

      Lmfaoooo

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001928042662 Cuban Wint

    boni waler need tu go eazy snoop no do any thyng worng him love the culture an embrace it so y hi a fight agains snoop fa don bonni waller need fi bill an go eazy.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1272213574 Maxine Isis Stowe

      RASTAFARI AND REGGAE 101

      “Rastafarianism was to become the dominant ideology of Jamaican music in the mid-970s”. “The heavy Rasta beat, as much as their philosophy and style of social commentary in the lyrics, led Jamaican pop music from Rock Steady to reggae.”

      As Pollard notes, “[r]eggae music…is music written essentially by Rastafari and containslyrics that, for them, are serious ‘messages’.”

      “The Rastafarian shamanizes his cultural values in music and Arts” incorporating within them his message from and to his God and King.

      Rastafari singers and players of instruments view their roles as a social and religious responsibility. “For the Jamaican culture, and perhaps the Diasporan, this is a new way of perceiving the song.”

      Reggae is and has been primarily Rastafari message music, which accounts for its incredible global appeal. “By the time the lyrics of Reggae music reached the airwaves of the world, the language of Rastafari had become an integral part of its
      culture.”

      “In the last 70 years or so, Rastafari, a new world 20th century sacrilegious movement that spoke first to the Jamaican poor, has spread not only to the rest of the
      Caribbean, but outside of the region to North and South America, Europe, Africa,
      Asia and the Pacific.”

      Recognising the unique symbiotic relationship between
      Rastafari and Reggae, Neil Savishinsky has remarked that “what is perhaps most interesting and unique about Rastafarianism is that it may represent the only
      contemporary socio-religious movement whose diffusion is directly linked to various mediums of transnational popular culture, most notably reggae music.”

      “The combined effect of Rastafari and reggae music is powerful”? spiritually, symbolically, culturally and ECONOMICALLY. As anyone who has experienced the roots
      of Reggae music would attest, “in many ways, to feel the reggae beat is to think Rasta.”

      However, by virtue of the fact that international identification with Rastafari has come more through Reggae than through Rastafari mansions and organisations, “reggae’s travel abroad has also succeeded in clearing space for readings that find artists and fans incorporating Rastafari symbols into their lives and music without necessarily subscribing to the spiritual dimensions of Rastafari
      ideology.”

      Unauthorised copying and reproduction of Rastafari style of dress, language, symbols and imagery, raises issues about the right of Rastafari as a community to safeguard
      the use and misuse of its culture, without regard or respect for it and for those who suffered and died to establish, nurture and develop it. The issue is compounded by the
      fact that, despite immense national and international popularity and exploitation of its traditional cultural expressions, the Rastafari have remained at the lowestsocioeconomic levels of Jamaican society,
      a feature that is common worldwide in
      societies with indigenous and minority communities.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001928042662 Cuban Wint

    boni waler need tu go eazy snoop no do any thyng worng him love the culture an embrace it so y hi a fight agains snoop fa don bonni waller need fi bill an go eazy.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1272213574 Maxine Isis Stowe

      RASTAFARI AND REGGAE 101

      “Rastafarianism was to become the dominant ideology of Jamaican music in the mid-970s”. “The heavy Rasta beat, as much as their philosophy and style of social commentary in the lyrics, led Jamaican pop music from Rock Steady to reggae.”

      As Pollard notes, “[r]eggae music…is music written essentially by Rastafari and containslyrics that, for them, are serious ‘messages’.”

      “The Rastafarian shamanizes his cultural values in music and Arts” incorporating within them his message from and to his God and King.

      Rastafari singers and players of instruments view their roles as a social and religious responsibility. “For the Jamaican culture, and perhaps the Diasporan, this is a new way of perceiving the song.”

      Reggae is and has been primarily Rastafari message music, which accounts for its incredible global appeal. “By the time the lyrics of Reggae music reached the airwaves of the world, the language of Rastafari had become an integral part of its
      culture.”

      “In the last 70 years or so, Rastafari, a new world 20th century sacrilegious movement that spoke first to the Jamaican poor, has spread not only to the rest of the
      Caribbean, but outside of the region to North and South America, Europe, Africa,
      Asia and the Pacific.”

      Recognising the unique symbiotic relationship between
      Rastafari and Reggae, Neil Savishinsky has remarked that “what is perhaps most interesting and unique about Rastafarianism is that it may represent the only
      contemporary socio-religious movement whose diffusion is directly linked to various mediums of transnational popular culture, most notably reggae music.”

      “The combined effect of Rastafari and reggae music is powerful”? spiritually, symbolically, culturally and ECONOMICALLY. As anyone who has experienced the roots
      of Reggae music would attest, “in many ways, to feel the reggae beat is to think Rasta.”

      However, by virtue of the fact that international identification with Rastafari has come more through Reggae than through Rastafari mansions and organisations, “reggae’s travel abroad has also succeeded in clearing space for readings that find artists and fans incorporating Rastafari symbols into their lives and music without necessarily subscribing to the spiritual dimensions of Rastafari
      ideology.”

      Unauthorised copying and reproduction of Rastafari style of dress, language, symbols and imagery, raises issues about the right of Rastafari as a community to safeguard
      the use and misuse of its culture, without regard or respect for it and for those who suffered and died to establish, nurture and develop it. The issue is compounded by the
      fact that, despite immense national and international popularity and exploitation of its traditional cultural expressions, the Rastafari have remained at the lowestsocioeconomic levels of Jamaican society,
      a feature that is common worldwide in
      societies with indigenous and minority communities.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001928042662 Cuban Wint

    boni waler need tu go eazy snoop no do any thyng worng him love the culture an embrace it so y hi a fight agains snoop fa don bonni waller need fi bill an go eazy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003096573496 Victor Mashele

    Its wrong for Snoop to demise the Rastafarian community. But on the other hand I think Bunny must be easy on him. They must show him the right way to be a Rasta. Rasta and lawsuits just don’t mix. Take it easy Don Dadda.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003096573496 Victor Mashele

    Its wrong for Snoop to demise the Rastafarian community. But on the other hand I think Bunny must be easy on him. They must show him the right way to be a Rasta. Rasta and lawsuits just don’t mix. Take it easy Don Dadda.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003096573496 Victor Mashele

    Its wrong for Snoop to demise the Rastafarian community. But on the other hand I think Bunny must be easy on him. They must show him the right way to be a Rasta. Rasta and lawsuits just don’t mix. Take it easy Don Dadda.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1317617828 Ian Kazanga

    Reggae and Rasta go together and lately Snoop is the best thing to happen to reggae and rastafarianism the same way David Beckham was to American Soccer. Rastas need Snoop to take their music (Reggae) to new audiences and at the same time help commercialize it. Whether the Rastas want to admit it or not we all need money to survive.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1317617828 Ian Kazanga

    Reggae and Rasta go together and lately Snoop is the best thing to happen to reggae and rastafarianism the same way David Beckham was to American Soccer. Rastas need Snoop to take their music (Reggae) to new audiences and at the same time help commercialize it. Whether the Rastas want to admit it or not we all need money to survive.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=520152740 Simba Dzowa

      Rastas don’t need Snoop…tru Rastas music is for the people is to empower ghetto youths

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1317617828 Ian Kazanga

      The best way to empower ghetto youths is to provide them opportunities so that they become economically independent. We can spiritually, culturally and morally empower ghetto youths but if we don’t empower them economically all will be for no benefit. Snoop has done some music with young Jamaican dancehall reggae artists who I believe their profiles have been enriched such that they have accessed new markets, audiences and earned a few foreign currency by collaborating with Snoop. Snoop as a business person and musician understands the magnetism of Jamaican music and knows there is still a lot of unexploited business potential in Reggae and Rasta. There are a lot of renown artists in Jamaica who call themselves rastas who drink alcohol (The Marley Brothers) and use profanity (Sizzla) and yet we don’t hear the council condemning them. Is it because Snoop is foreign to jamaica that we condemn him?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=577861895 Felechia Martin-Holman

      Ok Snoop wants 2 do Reggae..thats kool ..6ut Snoop is doing NOTHING to advance reggae music.Reggae Already has a World Wide Following(roots nd Commercial) I think he is making a mockery of TRUE Rasta sorry :/

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004424620788 Satchmo Humbane

      true dat

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=736275872 Deshawn Findley

      Not all Reggae music go together with Rasta. You got that twisted. Sean Paul is reggae and in no means an a$$ociation with Rasta.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1331619662 Louis Émile Albeck Grandjean

      Nyabinghi is Rasta music. Reggae is Jamaican music. Don’t get it twisted

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=590190662 Michael Ess

      You just put “commercialize” and “reggae” in the same sentence, which is all anyone really needs to see that you’re talking out your a$$. Good day sir

    • Sharon ‘Shazz’ Nembhard

      @Ian, what a piece of freshness..we need a man whose music denigrated our african-american daughters for years to not even have a Saul experience yet be so transformed as to be able to empower our african-caribbean children? Why doesn’t he apologise to our american daughters first and start his transformation experience there? You think it was a coincidence that Sean Coombs was in the island the same bloomin time? You think it is a coincidence that Anthony Miller aired their visit for more than FOUR ER episodes on national television? You must be bloody drunk!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1284432872 Liza Schmitt

      Ian Kazanga These are two different topics. Snoop and reggae/dancehall music and Rastafarian spirituality/life. The Council has a valid point to be concerned about how Snoop’s use of Rastafarianism creates more stereotypes around their beliefs and way of life. Yes, Snoop can certainly make some great music with Jamaican artists, but this is not about music for The Council. They aren’t one in the same. Reggae and Rasta do not go hand in hand. Music is simply a form of expression in the culture of Rasta. The issue is Snoop’s celebrity and historical use of weed shedding a negative light on a beloved belief system that is being made a joke of by his actions. Snoop’s actions and displays of him being Rastafarian are boastful. Rasta is humble. IJS.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1662855514 Andy D-Krack

      itz neever bout tha money fam, there is nothing he will do to improve reggea

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1317617828 Ian Kazanga

    Reggae and Rasta go together and lately Snoop is the best thing to happen to reggae and rastafarianism the same way David Beckham was to American Soccer. Rastas need Snoop to take their music (Reggae) to new audiences and at the same time help commercialize it. Whether the Rastas want to admit it or not we all need money to survive.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=520152740 Simba Dzowa

      Rastas don’t need Snoop…tru Rastas music is for the people is to empower ghetto youths

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1317617828 Ian Kazanga

      The best way to empower ghetto youths is to provide them opportunities so that they become economically independent. We can spiritually, culturally and morally empower ghetto youths but if we don’t empower them economically all will be for no benefit. Snoop has done some music with young Jamaican dancehall reggae artists who I believe their profiles have been enriched such that they have accessed new markets, audiences and earned a few foreign currency by collaborating with Snoop. Snoop as a business person and musician understands the magnetism of Jamaican music and knows there is still a lot of unexploited business potential in Reggae and Rasta. There are a lot of renown artists in Jamaica who call themselves rastas who drink alcohol (The Marley Brothers) and use profanity (Sizzla) and yet we don’t hear the council condemning them. Is it because Snoop is foreign to jamaica that we condemn him?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=577861895 Felechia Martin-Holman

      Ok Snoop wants 2 do Reggae..thats kool ..6ut Snoop is doing NOTHING to advance reggae music.Reggae Already has a World Wide Following(roots nd Commercial) I think he is making a mockery of TRUE Rasta sorry :/

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004424620788 Satchmo Humbane

      true dat

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=736275872 Deshawn Findley

      Not all Reggae music go together with Rasta. You got that twisted. Sean Paul is reggae and in no means an a$$ociation with Rasta.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1331619662 Louis Émile Albeck Grandjean

      Nyabinghi is Rasta music. Reggae is Jamaican music. Don’t get it twisted

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=590190662 Michael Ess

      You just put “commercialize” and “reggae” in the same sentence, which is all anyone really needs to see that you’re talking out your a$$. Good day sir

    • Sharon ‘Shazz’ Nembhard

      @Ian, what a piece of freshness..we need a man whose music denigrated our african-american daughters for years to not even have a Saul experience yet be so transformed as to be able to empower our african-caribbean children? Why doesn’t he apologise to our american daughters first and start his transformation experience there? You think it was a coincidence that Sean Coombs was in the island the same bloomin time? You think it is a coincidence that Anthony Miller aired their visit for more than FOUR ER episodes on national television? You must be bloody drunk!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1284432872 Liza Schmitt

      Ian Kazanga These are two different topics. Snoop and reggae/dancehall music and Rastafarian spirituality/life. The Council has a valid point to be concerned about how Snoop’s use of Rastafarianism creates more stereotypes around their beliefs and way of life. Yes, Snoop can certainly make some great music with Jamaican artists, but this is not about music for The Council. They aren’t one in the same. Reggae and Rasta do not go hand in hand. Music is simply a form of expression in the culture of Rasta. The issue is Snoop’s celebrity and historical use of weed shedding a negative light on a beloved belief system that is being made a joke of by his actions. Snoop’s actions and displays of him being Rastafarian are boastful. Rasta is humble. IJS.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1662855514 Andy D-Krack

      itz neever bout tha money fam, there is nothing he will do to improve reggea

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001928042662 Cuban Wint

    real authentic original rastaman don’t mix with lawsuit boni wealer go esazy don an stop the black on black crime.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001928042662 Cuban Wint

    real authentic original rastaman don’t mix with lawsuit boni wealer go esazy don an stop the black on black crime.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1272213574 Maxine Isis Stowe

      When someone worth $100 million US Dollars and with the global media at his behest is considerate of doing something then there is a different set of rules here based on the potential damage that can be done.

      Again he chose to make his ‘transformation/reincarnation’ not be a private decision but a public commercial product, that is the key difference and the reason for the reaction from a legal and commercial response.

      You cant view this as something personal that did not start that way!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1272213574 Maxine Isis Stowe

      THE RASTAFARI COMMUNITY CONTRACT THAT WAS PRESENTED AND SIGNED BASED ON THE STATED DESIRE TO RECORD FOR COMMERCIAL TRANSMISSION AND EXPLOITATION, SNOOP’S ‘TRANSFORMATION/REINCARNATION’ AS A RASTAFARI IN DOCUMENTARY/ALBUM/COFFEE TABLE BOOK/TOUR/MERCHANDISE/BRAND DEALS ETC. ETC.

      https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwlgZ2h1zpjncXRMMDBrTVc5V3M/edit

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001009634085 Gary Butler

      GREAT COMMENTS.I LOVE THE SOUND OF RASTA AND THE TRADITIONS IT EMBODIES.PERHAPS THE REJECTION BY THE COUNCIL HAS MORE TO DO WITH RESPECTING THOSE TRADITIONS THAN JUST A$$UMING THE SYMBOLYSMS(THE LION) THAT REPRESENTS THE CULTURE.IF DONE SINCERELY,SNOOP CAN BUILD ON THE BRAND OF THE MUSIC AND SPREAD THE CULTURAL VALUE AS WELL. WE MUST REMEMBER,HE IS AN OUTSIDER IN SOME RESPECTS AND THUS SOME MAY FEEL HE MUST BUILD TRUST AND A RESPECT FOR THE CULTURE BEFORE TRULY REPRESENTING THE ART FORM.IN THE US ITS ALL ABOUT THE PROFIT.ONLY TIME WILLTELL.ONE LOVE INDEED.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001928042662 Cuban Wint

    real authentic original rastaman don’t mix with lawsuit boni wealer go esazy don an stop the black on black crime.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1272213574 Maxine Isis Stowe

      When someone worth $100 million US Dollars and with the global media at his behest is considerate of doing something then there is a different set of rules here based on the potential damage that can be done.

      Again he chose to make his ‘transformation/reincarnation’ not be a private decision but a public commercial product, that is the key difference and the reason for the reaction from a legal and commercial response.

      You cant view this as something personal that did not start that way!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1272213574 Maxine Isis Stowe

      THE RASTAFARI COMMUNITY CONTRACT THAT WAS PRESENTED AND SIGNED BASED ON THE STATED DESIRE TO RECORD FOR COMMERCIAL TRANSMISSION AND EXPLOITATION, SNOOP’S ‘TRANSFORMATION/REINCARNATION’ AS A RASTAFARI IN DOCUMENTARY/ALBUM/COFFEE TABLE BOOK/TOUR/MERCHANDISE/BRAND DEALS ETC. ETC.

      https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwlgZ2h1zpjncXRMMDBrTVc5V3M/edit

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001009634085 Gary Butler

      GREAT COMMENTS.I LOVE THE SOUND OF RASTA AND THE TRADITIONS IT EMBODIES.PERHAPS THE REJECTION BY THE COUNCIL HAS MORE TO DO WITH RESPECTING THOSE TRADITIONS THAN JUST A$$UMING THE SYMBOLYSMS(THE LION) THAT REPRESENTS THE CULTURE.IF DONE SINCERELY,SNOOP CAN BUILD ON THE BRAND OF THE MUSIC AND SPREAD THE CULTURAL VALUE AS WELL. WE MUST REMEMBER,HE IS AN OUTSIDER IN SOME RESPECTS AND THUS SOME MAY FEEL HE MUST BUILD TRUST AND A RESPECT FOR THE CULTURE BEFORE TRULY REPRESENTING THE ART FORM.IN THE US ITS ALL ABOUT THE PROFIT.ONLY TIME WILLTELL.ONE LOVE INDEED.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003303376872 Jok Jok Aleu

    MI AGREE WID DI COUNCIL.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003303376872 Jok Jok Aleu

    MI AGREE WID DI COUNCIL.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002009825398 Tumusiime Faisal

    I AGREE WID DI COUNCIL.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002009825398 Selassie Weed

    I AGREE WID DI COUNCIL.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002009825398 Selassie Weed

    I AGREE WID DI COUNCIL.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003316585132 Judah Girll Twoo

    Sad..hes very disrespectful.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003316585132 Judah Girll Twoo

    Sad..hes very disrespectful.

  • James Maxwell

    Didn’t know Rastafarians trademark the word Lion. This reminds me of Morgan Heritage song that says you don’t have to be a dread to be Rasta. Reggae and dancehall artists love to fight against each other instead of supporting and embracing each other. f out a hear Bunny Wailer. Yo vex with Bob Marley and now yo vex with Snoop. Same way dem a fight Sizzla and Capleton.

  • James Maxwell

    Didn’t know Rastafarians trademark the word Lion. This reminds me of Morgan Heritage song that says you don’t have to be a dread to be Rasta. Reggae and dancehall artists love to fight against each other instead of supporting and embracing each other. f out a hear Bunny Wailer. Yo vex with Bob Marley and now yo vex with Snoop. Same way dem a fight Sizzla and Capleton.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002456479653 Raymond Sande

      Yo right James. I myself love reggae to death but trying to dictate and intimidate others is a total NO NO….. If this LION word is a trademark then i can also go and trademark the word RASTA OR REGGAE whatever. Does it mean i can now go around suing everybody who uses those words. Thats total nonsense. I used to have great respect for Bunny Wailer but i have since lost all of it. What these people dont realize is that, Snoop Lion can single handedly bring this genre on the world map. I am not lying if i tell you that my own sister didnt even want to listern to reggae music until Snoop Lion came to the scene. Now she buys all sorts of cds, from Mavado, Kartel etc. Snoop Lion coming into the scene will really benefit the reggae artists positively. These guys (COUNCIL) are very short sighted.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=736275872 Deshawn Findley

      Rasta always take it serious when a person claims to follow the teachings of Rasta not just now with Snooop. Nuff people claims seh dem a Rasta and don’t know what it’s about. Nothing new and I respect the Rasta community for that. Yes Snoop can support it but to call himself one, I beg to differ.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001493163954 Darnell Jones Senior

      people i’m not a dread rasta but i love reggae like it is my destiny. i think it is ok for an artist to consider taking on reggae but before you can just jump into it learn about the culture reggae is not a game it is a way of life. poverty religion unity and world knowledge so in that field that snoop is taking on he need to research is all about the money or is it about a way of life.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=736275872 Deshawn Findley

      There is a difference in Reggae and Rasta though. Yes Rasta is involved in Reggae but just cause you deal with Reggae, don’t make you a Rasta. Sean Paul is reggae and is by no means Rasta. The two are not to be mixed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1272213574 Maxine Isis Stowe

      RASTAFARI AND REGGAE 101

      “Rastafarianism was to become the dominant ideology of Jamaican music in the mid-970s”. “The heavy Rasta beat, as much as their philosophy and style of social commentary in the lyrics, led Jamaican pop music from Rock Steady to reggae.”

      As Pollard notes, “[r]eggae music…is music written essentially by Rastafari and containslyrics that, for them, are serious ‘messages’.”

      “The Rastafarian shamanizes his cultural values in music and Arts” incorporating within them his message from and to his God and King.

      Rastafari singers and players of instruments view their roles as a social and religious responsibility. “For the Jamaican culture, and perhaps the Diasporan, this is a new way of perceiving the song.”

      Reggae is and has been primarily Rastafari message music, which accounts for its incredible global appeal. “By the time the lyrics of Reggae music reached the airwaves of the world, the language of Rastafari had become an integral part of its
      culture.”

      “In the last 70 years or so, Rastafari, a new world 20th century sacrilegious movement that spoke first to the Jamaican poor, has spread not only to the rest of the
      Caribbean, but outside of the region to North and South America, Europe, Africa,
      Asia and the Pacific.”

      Recognising the unique symbiotic relationship between
      Rastafari and Reggae, Neil Savishinsky has remarked that “what is perhaps most interesting and unique about Rastafarianism is that it may represent the only
      contemporary socio-religious movement whose diffusion is directly linked to various mediums of transnational popular culture, most notably reggae music.”

      “The combined effect of Rastafari and reggae music is powerful”? spiritually, symbolically, culturally and ECONOMICALLY. As anyone who has experienced the roots
      of Reggae music would attest, “in many ways, to feel the reggae beat is to think Rasta.”

      However, by virtue of the fact that international identification with Rastafari has come more through Reggae than through Rastafari mansions and organisations, “reggae’s travel abroad has also succeeded in clearing space for readings that find artists and fans incorporating Rastafari symbols into their lives and music without necessarily subscribing to the spiritual dimensions of Rastafari
      ideology.”

      Unauthorised copying and reproduction of Rastafari style of dress, language, symbols and imagery, raises issues about the right of Rastafari as a community to safeguard
      the use and misuse of its culture, without regard or respect for it and for those who suffered and died to establish, nurture and develop it. The issue is compounded by the
      fact that, despite immense national and international popularity and exploitation of its traditional cultural expressions, the Rastafari have remained at the lowestsocioeconomic levels of Jamaican society,
      a feature that is common worldwide in
      societies with indigenous and minority communities.

  • James Maxwell

    Didn’t know Rastafarians trademark the word Lion. This reminds me of Morgan Heritage song that says you don’t have to be a dread to be Rasta. Reggae and dancehall artists love to fight against each other instead of supporting and embracing each other. f out a hear Bunny Wailer. Yo vex with Bob Marley and now yo vex with Snoop. Same way dem a fight Sizzla and Capleton.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002456479653 Raymond Sande

      Yo right James. I myself love reggae to death but trying to dictate and intimidate others is a total NO NO….. If this LION word is a trademark then i can also go and trademark the word RASTA OR REGGAE whatever. Does it mean i can now go around suing everybody who uses those words. Thats total nonsense. I used to have great respect for Bunny Wailer but i have since lost all of it. What these people dont realize is that, Snoop Lion can single handedly bring this genre on the world map. I am not lying if i tell you that my own sister didnt even want to listern to reggae music until Snoop Lion came to the scene. Now she buys all sorts of cds, from Mavado, Kartel etc. Snoop Lion coming into the scene will really benefit the reggae artists positively. These guys (COUNCIL) are very short sighted.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=736275872 Deshawn Findley

      Rasta always take it serious when a person claims to follow the teachings of Rasta not just now with Snooop. Nuff people claims seh dem a Rasta and don’t know what it’s about. Nothing new and I respect the Rasta community for that. Yes Snoop can support it but to call himself one, I beg to differ.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001493163954 Darnell Jones Senior

      people i’m not a dread rasta but i love reggae like it is my destiny. i think it is ok for an artist to consider taking on reggae but before you can just jump into it learn about the culture reggae is not a game it is a way of life. poverty religion unity and world knowledge so in that field that snoop is taking on he need to research is all about the money or is it about a way of life.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=736275872 Deshawn Findley

      There is a difference in Reggae and Rasta though. Yes Rasta is involved in Reggae but just cause you deal with Reggae, don’t make you a Rasta. Sean Paul is reggae and is by no means Rasta. The two are not to be mixed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1272213574 Maxine Isis Stowe

      RASTAFARI AND REGGAE 101

      “Rastafarianism was to become the dominant ideology of Jamaican music in the mid-970s”. “The heavy Rasta beat, as much as their philosophy and style of social commentary in the lyrics, led Jamaican pop music from Rock Steady to reggae.”

      As Pollard notes, “[r]eggae music…is music written essentially by Rastafari and containslyrics that, for them, are serious ‘messages’.”

      “The Rastafarian shamanizes his cultural values in music and Arts” incorporating within them his message from and to his God and King.

      Rastafari singers and players of instruments view their roles as a social and religious responsibility. “For the Jamaican culture, and perhaps the Diasporan, this is a new way of perceiving the song.”

      Reggae is and has been primarily Rastafari message music, which accounts for its incredible global appeal. “By the time the lyrics of Reggae music reached the airwaves of the world, the language of Rastafari had become an integral part of its
      culture.”

      “In the last 70 years or so, Rastafari, a new world 20th century sacrilegious movement that spoke first to the Jamaican poor, has spread not only to the rest of the
      Caribbean, but outside of the region to North and South America, Europe, Africa,
      Asia and the Pacific.”

      Recognising the unique symbiotic relationship between
      Rastafari and Reggae, Neil Savishinsky has remarked that “what is perhaps most interesting and unique about Rastafarianism is that it may represent the only
      contemporary socio-religious movement whose diffusion is directly linked to various mediums of transnational popular culture, most notably reggae music.”

      “The combined effect of Rastafari and reggae music is powerful”? spiritually, symbolically, culturally and ECONOMICALLY. As anyone who has experienced the roots
      of Reggae music would attest, “in many ways, to feel the reggae beat is to think Rasta.”

      However, by virtue of the fact that international identification with Rastafari has come more through Reggae than through Rastafari mansions and organisations, “reggae’s travel abroad has also succeeded in clearing space for readings that find artists and fans incorporating Rastafari symbols into their lives and music without necessarily subscribing to the spiritual dimensions of Rastafari
      ideology.”

      Unauthorised copying and reproduction of Rastafari style of dress, language, symbols and imagery, raises issues about the right of Rastafari as a community to safeguard
      the use and misuse of its culture, without regard or respect for it and for those who suffered and died to establish, nurture and develop it. The issue is compounded by the
      fact that, despite immense national and international popularity and exploitation of its traditional cultural expressions, the Rastafari have remained at the lowestsocioeconomic levels of Jamaican society,
      a feature that is common worldwide in
      societies with indigenous and minority communities.

  • Ras Boom Out

    Let those whose hands are clean with a pure heart cast the first stone.

    The council who decide to seek money in Babylon System from an individual who declare Rasta is promoting segregation and discrimination.

  • Ras Boom Out

    Let those whose hands are clean with a pure heart cast the first stone.

    The council who decide to seek money in Babylon System from an individual who declare Rasta is promoting segregation and discrimination.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002133343113 Bantan Bushy Ogarro

      Its comming like da church…it’s a joke….and may I ask weh dis council resides????

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002456479653 Raymond Sande

      What COUNCIL????? Snoop has every right to call himself whatever he wants. He also has every right to call himself a rasta. Whose council is this???? Whats this who ha about???

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=736275872 Deshawn Findley

      I think you guys should research before you just jump into this thing about council and Snoop. Don’t wait til all of a sudden Snoop on it and have an opinion about the movement Rasta is on. This council been around. Maybe you should try take a trip down to Bobo Hill and see, it’s real.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001483764015 Rythym Sounds Beats

      Deshawn Findley
      THE NAME LION IS VERY SIGNIFICANT , DOOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED INTHE TEMPLE WHICH REPRESENTS THE DEVIL, LION IS CLOSELY A$$OCIATED TO GOD, SNOOP IS A SATANIST THAT IS THE OPPOSITE TO REGGAE. IT IS A PLOY TO DESTROY REGGAE BY MIXING IT WITH THE CORRUPTED COMMERCIAL MUSIC HI HOP, AND OTHERS.
      IF YOU DECIDE TO BE A christian you change same goes for rasta you change to rasta

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1308213564 Thaddeus Nathaniel Kerrin

      Deshawn Findley you sound like a southern baptist redneck or preacher driving a hummer, or a middle eastern acting like they have some claim on Islam, when it was actually sent here for Nas bka Mankind. What council can claim they have exclusivity to the word of God/Jah/Allah/Haile Sela$$iei/Yahweh…that is all the research that a man needs. Knowing that it is the word of the most high and no one man can claim that. Now hush till you get a beard. BMCC is not Columbia or Fordham, you have a lot of growing up to do in the books and life. And yes I attended BMCC…

  • Ras Boom Out

    Let those whose hands are clean with a pure heart cast the first stone.

    The council who decide to seek money in Babylon System from an individual who declare Rasta is promoting segregation and discrimination.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002133343113 Bantan Bushy Ogarro

      Its comming like da church…it’s a joke….and may I ask weh dis council resides????

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002456479653 Raymond Sande

      What COUNCIL????? Snoop has every right to call himself whatever he wants. He also has every right to call himself a rasta. Whose council is this???? Whats this who ha about???

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=736275872 Deshawn Findley

      I think you guys should research before you just jump into this thing about council and Snoop. Don’t wait til all of a sudden Snoop on it and have an opinion about the movement Rasta is on. This council been around. Maybe you should try take a trip down to Bobo Hill and see, it’s real.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001483764015 Rythym Sounds Beats

      Deshawn Findley
      THE NAME LION IS VERY SIGNIFICANT , DOOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED INTHE TEMPLE WHICH REPRESENTS THE DEVIL, LION IS CLOSELY A$$OCIATED TO GOD, SNOOP IS A SATANIST THAT IS THE OPPOSITE TO REGGAE. IT IS A PLOY TO DESTROY REGGAE BY MIXING IT WITH THE CORRUPTED COMMERCIAL MUSIC HI HOP, AND OTHERS.
      IF YOU DECIDE TO BE A christian you change same goes for rasta you change to rasta

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1308213564 Thaddeus Nathaniel Kerrin

      Deshawn Findley you sound like a southern baptist redneck or preacher driving a hummer, or a middle eastern acting like they have some claim on Islam, when it was actually sent here for Nas bka Mankind. What council can claim they have exclusivity to the word of God/Jah/Allah/Haile Sela$$iei/Yahweh…that is all the research that a man needs. Knowing that it is the word of the most high and no one man can claim that. Now hush till you get a beard. BMCC is not Columbia or Fordham, you have a lot of growing up to do in the books and life. And yes I attended BMCC…

  • Tina Marie Sandridge Franklin

    Bunny need to sit down…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1272213574 Maxine Isis Stowe

      RASTAFARI AND REGGAE 101

      “Rastafarianism was to become the dominant ideology of Jamaican music in the mid-970s”. “The heavy Rasta beat, as much as their philosophy and style of social commentary in the lyrics, led Jamaican pop music from Rock Steady to reggae.”

      As Pollard notes, “[r]eggae music…is music written essentially by Rastafari and containslyrics that, for them, are serious ‘messages’.”

      “The Rastafarian shamanizes his cultural values in music and Arts” incorporating within them his message from and to his God and King.

      Rastafari singers and players of instruments view their roles as a social and religious responsibility. “For the Jamaican culture, and perhaps the Diasporan, this is a new way of perceiving the song.”

      Reggae is and has been primarily Rastafari message music, which accounts for its incredible global appeal. “By the time the lyrics of Reggae music reached the airwaves of the world, the language of Rastafari had become an integral part of its
      culture.”

      “In the last 70 years or so, Rastafari, a new world 20th century sacrilegious movement that spoke first to the Jamaican poor, has spread not only to the rest of the
      Caribbean, but outside of the region to North and South America, Europe, Africa,
      Asia and the Pacific.”

      Recognising the unique symbiotic relationship between
      Rastafari and Reggae, Neil Savishinsky has remarked that “what is perhaps most interesting and unique about Rastafarianism is that it may represent the only
      contemporary socio-religious movement whose diffusion is directly linked to various mediums of transnational popular culture, most notably reggae music.”

      “The combined effect of Rastafari and reggae music is powerful”? spiritually, symbolically, culturally and ECONOMICALLY. As anyone who has experienced the roots
      of Reggae music would attest, “in many ways, to feel the reggae beat is to think Rasta.”

      However, by virtue of the fact that international identification with Rastafari has come more through Reggae than through Rastafari mansions and organisations, “reggae’s travel abroad has also succeeded in clearing space for readings that find artists and fans incorporating Rastafari symbols into their lives and music without necessarily subscribing to the spiritual dimensions of Rastafari
      ideology.”

      Unauthorised copying and reproduction of Rastafari style of dress, language, symbols and imagery, raises issues about the right of Rastafari as a community to safeguard
      the use and misuse of its culture, without regard or respect for it and for those who suffered and died to establish, nurture and develop it. The issue is compounded by the
      fact that, despite immense national and international popularity and exploitation of its traditional cultural expressions, the Rastafari have remained at the lowestsocioeconomic levels of Jamaican society,
      a feature that is common worldwide in
      societies with indigenous and minority communities.

  • Tina Marie Sandridge Franklin

    Bunny need to sit down…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1272213574 Maxine Isis Stowe

      RASTAFARI AND REGGAE 101

      “Rastafarianism was to become the dominant ideology of Jamaican music in the mid-970s”. “The heavy Rasta beat, as much as their philosophy and style of social commentary in the lyrics, led Jamaican pop music from Rock Steady to reggae.”

      As Pollard notes, “[r]eggae music…is music written essentially by Rastafari and containslyrics that, for them, are serious ‘messages’.”

      “The Rastafarian shamanizes his cultural values in music and Arts” incorporating within them his message from and to his God and King.

      Rastafari singers and players of instruments view their roles as a social and religious responsibility. “For the Jamaican culture, and perhaps the Diasporan, this is a new way of perceiving the song.”

      Reggae is and has been primarily Rastafari message music, which accounts for its incredible global appeal. “By the time the lyrics of Reggae music reached the airwaves of the world, the language of Rastafari had become an integral part of its
      culture.”

      “In the last 70 years or so, Rastafari, a new world 20th century sacrilegious movement that spoke first to the Jamaican poor, has spread not only to the rest of the
      Caribbean, but outside of the region to North and South America, Europe, Africa,
      Asia and the Pacific.”

      Recognising the unique symbiotic relationship between
      Rastafari and Reggae, Neil Savishinsky has remarked that “what is perhaps most interesting and unique about Rastafarianism is that it may represent the only
      contemporary socio-religious movement whose diffusion is directly linked to various mediums of transnational popular culture, most notably reggae music.”

      “The combined effect of Rastafari and reggae music is powerful”? spiritually, symbolically, culturally and ECONOMICALLY. As anyone who has experienced the roots
      of Reggae music would attest, “in many ways, to feel the reggae beat is to think Rasta.”

      However, by virtue of the fact that international identification with Rastafari has come more through Reggae than through Rastafari mansions and organisations, “reggae’s travel abroad has also succeeded in clearing space for readings that find artists and fans incorporating Rastafari symbols into their lives and music without necessarily subscribing to the spiritual dimensions of Rastafari
      ideology.”

      Unauthorised copying and reproduction of Rastafari style of dress, language, symbols and imagery, raises issues about the right of Rastafari as a community to safeguard
      the use and misuse of its culture, without regard or respect for it and for those who suffered and died to establish, nurture and develop it. The issue is compounded by the
      fact that, despite immense national and international popularity and exploitation of its traditional cultural expressions, the Rastafari have remained at the lowestsocioeconomic levels of Jamaican society,
      a feature that is common worldwide in
      societies with indigenous and minority communities.

  • Tina Marie Sandridge Franklin

    Bunny need to sit down…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003569334191 Stefan Lee

    Snoop do whateva you want homie they just broke and want some money

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1272213574 Maxine Isis Stowe

      When someone worth $100 million US Dollars and with the global media at his behest is considerate of doing something then there is a different set of rules here based on the potential damage that can be done.

      Again he chose to make his ‘transformation/reincarnation’ not be a private decision but a public commercial product, that is the key difference and the reason for the reaction from a legal and commercial response.

      You cant view this as something personal that did not start that way!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003569334191 Stefan Lee

    Snoop do whateva you want homie they just broke and want some money

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1272213574 Maxine Isis Stowe

      When someone worth $100 million US Dollars and with the global media at his behest is considerate of doing something then there is a different set of rules here based on the potential damage that can be done.

      Again he chose to make his ‘transformation/reincarnation’ not be a private decision but a public commercial product, that is the key difference and the reason for the reaction from a legal and commercial response.

      You cant view this as something personal that did not start that way!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001928042662 Cuban Wint

    MUSC CHANNEL THRU EVERBODY SOUL YUTH MUSIC A FI EVERY BODY.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000476498994 Peggy Samuels

      let the man find is inner soul ,wat the mansight the father

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1272213574 Maxine Isis Stowe

      When someone worth $100 million US Dollars and with the global media at his behest is considerate of doing something then there is a different set of rules here based on the potential damage that can be done.

      Again he chose to make his ‘transformation/reincarnation’ not be a private decision but a public commercial product, that is the key difference and the reason for the reaction from a legal and commercial response.

      You cant view this as something personal that did not start that way!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001928042662 Cuban Wint

    MUSC CHANNEL THRU EVERBODY SOUL YUTH MUSIC A FI EVERY BODY.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000476498994 Peggy Samuels

      let the man find is inner soul ,wat the mansight the father

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1272213574 Maxine Isis Stowe

      When someone worth $100 million US Dollars and with the global media at his behest is considerate of doing something then there is a different set of rules here based on the potential damage that can be done.

      Again he chose to make his ‘transformation/reincarnation’ not be a private decision but a public commercial product, that is the key difference and the reason for the reaction from a legal and commercial response.

      You cant view this as something personal that did not start that way!

  • Mikey A. Kranium

    Everything is to sell records today!When Khago called himself Rasta and Natural Black cut off his locks,there wasnt this big of a commotion.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1272213574 Maxine Isis Stowe

      When someone worth $100 million US Dollars and with the global media at his behest is considerate of doing something then there is a different set of rules here based on the potential damage that can be done.

      Again he chose to make his ‘transformation/reincarnation’ not be a private decision but a public commercial product, that is the key difference and the reason for the reaction from a legal and commercial response.

      You cant view this as something personal that did not start that way!

  • Mikey A. Kranium

    Everything is to sell records today!When Khago called himself Rasta and Natural Black cut off his locks,there wasnt this big of a commotion.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1272213574 Maxine Isis Stowe

      When someone worth $100 million US Dollars and with the global media at his behest is considerate of doing something then there is a different set of rules here based on the potential damage that can be done.

      Again he chose to make his ‘transformation/reincarnation’ not be a private decision but a public commercial product, that is the key difference and the reason for the reaction from a legal and commercial response.

      You cant view this as something personal that did not start that way!

  • Mikey A. Kranium

    Everything is to sell records today!When Khago called himself Rasta and Natural Black cut off his locks,there wasnt this big of a commotion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003278153871 Carl Grant

    MUSIC IS NOT SELLING ALL OVER THE UNIVERSE BECAUSE OF TECNOLOGY , COMPUTOR).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003278153871 Carl Grant

    MUSIC IS NOT SELLING ALL OVER THE UNIVERSE BECAUSE OF TECNOLOGY , COMPUTOR).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003278153871 Carl Grant

    I DOn’t KNOW SNOOP DOG OR BUNNY WAILER , BUT ONE THING I KNOW , THEY ARE A BIG LOOSE, ALL THE STAR , MOON , ANIMALS, OCEAN, FISH , THE TREES, BLACK FROM ALL OVER THIS UNIVERSE, WHIT, CHINES, SPANISH, RICH, POOR, ARE APART OF THE CREATOR CREATION (GOD), ALL HUMAN ARE MADE FROM SPERM DROP THAT ATTACH TO THEIR MOTHER EGG IN THE WOMB, ALL HUMAN BEING ARE A BIG LOSERS BECAUSE THE CREATOR GAVE US ONLY THREE TICKETS MOTHER WOMB- EARTH- GRAVE, LOVE , PEACE AND POSITIVE ENERGY,

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003278153871 Carl Grant

    I DOn’t KNOW SNOOP DOG OR BUNNY WAILER , BUT ONE THING I KNOW , THEY ARE A BIG LOOSE, ALL THE STAR , MOON , ANIMALS, OCEAN, FISH , THE TREES, BLACK FROM ALL OVER THIS UNIVERSE, WHIT, CHINES, SPANISH, RICH, POOR, ARE APART OF THE CREATOR CREATION (GOD), ALL HUMAN ARE MADE FROM SPERM DROP THAT ATTACH TO THEIR MOTHER EGG IN THE WOMB, ALL HUMAN BEING ARE A BIG LOSERS BECAUSE THE CREATOR GAVE US ONLY THREE TICKETS MOTHER WOMB- EARTH- GRAVE, LOVE , PEACE AND POSITIVE ENERGY,

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003278153871 Carl Grant

    THERE IS ALOT OF PEOPLE DOES NOT BELIEVE IN GOD BECAUSE WE SUFFER, PAIN, SICKNESS, BUT WHERE THERE IS A DESIGN THERE IS A CREATOR , THIS PLANET EARTH THE CREATOR DESIGN THE EARTH AND GAVE IT TO HUMAN BEING THE GREATEST MACHINE EVERY LIVE ON EARTH, CREATOR GAVE HUMAN BEING INSTRUCTION HOW TO RUN THIS PLANET OUR EGO AND PRIDE IS HIGH BECAUSE OF MONEY , WEALTH, MAN MADE THING, BUT AT THE END ALL HUMAN IS THE BIGGEST LOSER ON THIS PLANET. LOVE, PEACE, POSITIVE ENGERY.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003278153871 Carl Grant

    THERE IS ALOT OF PEOPLE DOES NOT BELIEVE IN GOD BECAUSE WE SUFFER, PAIN, SICKNESS, BUT WHERE THERE IS A DESIGN THERE IS A CREATOR , THIS PLANET EARTH THE CREATOR DESIGN THE EARTH AND GAVE IT TO HUMAN BEING THE GREATEST MACHINE EVERY LIVE ON EARTH, CREATOR GAVE HUMAN BEING INSTRUCTION HOW TO RUN THIS PLANET OUR EGO AND PRIDE IS HIGH BECAUSE OF MONEY , WEALTH, MAN MADE THING, BUT AT THE END ALL HUMAN IS THE BIGGEST LOSER ON THIS PLANET. LOVE, PEACE, POSITIVE ENGERY.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003278153871 Carl Grant

    THIS PLANET EARTH IS BECOMING LIKE A BIG ZOO.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003278153871 Carl Grant

    THIS PLANET EARTH IS BECOMING LIKE A BIG ZOO.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003278153871 Carl Grant

    BUNNY WAILER AND SNOOP DOG IS DOING THIS TO MAKE MONEY, TO GET PEOPLE ATTTENSION, THIS IS WHAT THEY DO,

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=736275872 Deshawn Findley

      Dude you don’t know what you talking about. I been reading all your comments and still don’t understand your point. If you don’t know Bunny, how can you even have an opinion about what he’s doing. You sounding ignorant.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003278153871 Carl Grant

    BUNNY WAILER AND SNOOP DOG IS DOING THIS TO MAKE MONEY, TO GET PEOPLE ATTTENSION, THIS IS WHAT THEY DO,

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=736275872 Deshawn Findley

      Dude you don’t know what you talking about. I been reading all your comments and still don’t understand your point. If you don’t know Bunny, how can you even have an opinion about what he’s doing. You sounding ignorant.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003278153871 Carl Grant

    BUNNY WAILER AND SNOOP DOG IS NOT BAD AT EACH OTHER IS TO GET THE HUMAN BEING ATTENSION TO SELL RECORD. LOVE , PEACE POSITIVE ENGERY FOR TODAY.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003278153871 Carl Grant

    BUNNY WAILER AND SNOOP DOG IS NOT BAD AT EACH OTHER IS TO GET THE HUMAN BEING ATTENSION TO SELL RECORD. LOVE , PEACE POSITIVE ENGERY FOR TODAY.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003278153871 Carl Grant

    DEEP IN BY HEART SNOOP IS PLAYING A BIG GAME, WE ARE CONTOL BY TIME , TIME FOR SLLEP, TIME TO LIE , TIME FOR DRAMA , TIME TO BE BORN BUT THE THE BIGGEST DRAMA AND TRAUMA WILL BE IN THAT GRAVE WHEN THE CREATOR SAID YOUR TIME IS UP, NEXT LIFE , NEXT JOURNEY FOR ALL HUMAN BEING ON THIS PLANET EARTH, GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003278153871 Carl Grant

    DEEP IN BY HEART SNOOP IS PLAYING A BIG GAME, WE ARE CONTOL BY TIME , TIME FOR SLLEP, TIME TO LIE , TIME FOR DRAMA , TIME TO BE BORN BUT THE THE BIGGEST DRAMA AND TRAUMA WILL BE IN THAT GRAVE WHEN THE CREATOR SAID YOUR TIME IS UP, NEXT LIFE , NEXT JOURNEY FOR ALL HUMAN BEING ON THIS PLANET EARTH, GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=711020122 Marsha Rose

    wow, this is silly. I get what they are saying but what about all the Europeans, Japanese and other nationalities who come to Jamaica and turn Rasta, no one pressuring them. Snoop should have eased into it.Jamaica is not an easy place you just can’t run up into things like you are the savior I think that is the turnoff.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=711020122 Marsha Rose

    wow, this is silly. I get what they are saying but what about all the Europeans, Japanese and other nationalities who come to Jamaica and turn Rasta, no one pressuring them. Snoop should have eased into it.Jamaica is not an easy place you just can’t run up into things like you are the savior I think that is the turnoff.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003525036960 Not-asingleSoul Innocently Kurupt On-Earth

    Cyaan just waan be rasta and be rasta! Its not an overnight thing, its a transitional thing. More so if you are embracing Rastafari from a culture that has been such a big part of you like Snoop and the Hip Hop/Rap culture. Snoop don’t need no lawsuits, he just needs guidance. One Love

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1272213574 Maxine Isis Stowe

      He rejected the request for guidance for 11 months thats why it had to take the form of a ‘Demand Letter’ backed up by the ‘threat of legal action’.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003525036960 Not-asingleSoul Innocently Kurupt On-Earth

      A tru. But di council should leave it to the people and time. If they don’t embrace snoop, there’s no way in a million years he’s going to have any impact on the reggae/ragga scene. “You can fool some people sometimes but you can’t fool all the people all the time”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003525036960 Not-asingleSoul Innocently Kurupt On-Earth

    Cyaan just waan be rasta and be rasta! Its not an overnight thing, its a transitional thing. More so if you are embracing Rastafari from a culture that has been such a big part of you like Snoop and the Hip Hop/Rap culture. Snoop don’t need no lawsuits, he just needs guidance. One Love

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003525036960 Not-asingleSoul Innocently Kurupt On-Earth

    Cyaan just waan be rasta and be rasta! Its not an overnight thing, its a transitional thing. More so if you are embracing Rastafari from a culture that has been such a big part of you like Snoop and the Hip Hop/Rap culture. Snoop don’t need no lawsuits, he just needs guidance. One Love

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1272213574 Maxine Isis Stowe

      He rejected the request for guidance for 11 months thats why it had to take the form of a ‘Demand Letter’ backed up by the ‘threat of legal action’.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003525036960 Not-asingleSoul Innocently Kurupt On-Earth

      A tru. But di council should leave it to the people and time. If they don’t embrace snoop, there’s no way in a million years he’s going to have any impact on the reggae/ragga scene. “You can fool some people sometimes but you can’t fool all the people all the time”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003208574575 Raymond Ingraham

    Sounds like a money motive to me it’s one thing to say such and such is not Rasta it’s quite another to sue in court for what?I could see if it was the Twelve Tribes saying this as far as if Snoop Lion said he was in their organization and he was not but to sue for not fulfilling contractual agreements means it’s about business not being a Rasta. There is no centralized movement organization like the Catholic Church with one central figure like the Pope so it seems that mr Wailer and his council made some bad business decision and is trying to

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1272213574 Maxine Isis Stowe

      If a contract is signed and there is a breach, where is this breach to be adjudicated?. The bad business decision was made by Snoop.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1272213574 Maxine Isis Stowe

      Well he came and explained that as an artist with a world wide brand and image he wanted to clean up that image and become a better brand and create better products using the image of the Rastafari! The Rastafari Community is forced like Indigenous communities all over the world that were not interested in global commerce to be protecting their Traditional Knowledge And Expressions. This is not some personal Rastafari thing, this is a new level of global exploitation that the United Nations and The World Intellectual Property Organizations are grappling with and trying to protect these communities. So I hope that this is an effective forum and basis for the 7 billion people in the world who are feeding off the few million natural living people and their traditional knowledge without any returns going to them, can become conscious of the needs of these people.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1272213574 Maxine Isis Stowe

      Snoop should truly be working on behalf of the Rastafari Community in the manner expressed by is introductory written proposal to the community with his global platform.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003208574575 Raymond Ingraham

    Sounds like a money motive to me it’s one thing to say such and such is not Rasta it’s quite another to sue in court for what?I could see if it was the Twelve Tribes saying this as far as if Snoop Lion said he was in their organization and he was not but to sue for not fulfilling contractual agreements means it’s about business not being a Rasta. There is no centralized movement organization like the Catholic Church with one central figure like the Pope so it seems that mr Wailer and his council made some bad business decision and is trying to

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1272213574 Maxine Isis Stowe

      If a contract is signed and there is a breach, where is this breach to be adjudicated?. The bad business decision was made by Snoop.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1272213574 Maxine Isis Stowe

      Well he came and explained that as an artist with a world wide brand and image he wanted to clean up that image and become a better brand and create better products using the image of the Rastafari! The Rastafari Community is forced like Indigenous communities all over the world that were not interested in global commerce to be protecting their Traditional Knowledge And Expressions. This is not some personal Rastafari thing, this is a new level of global exploitation that the United Nations and The World Intellectual Property Organizations are grappling with and trying to protect these communities. So I hope that this is an effective forum and basis for the 7 billion people in the world who are feeding off the few million natural living people and their traditional knowledge without any returns going to them, can become conscious of the needs of these people.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1272213574 Maxine Isis Stowe

      Snoop should truly be working on behalf of the Rastafari Community in the manner expressed by is introductory written proposal to the community with his global platform.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002456479653 Raymond Sande

    Madness

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002456479653 Raymond Sande

    Madness

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000908528824 LaTosha Stanfield

    GOOD— stand up for what is right in the name of JAH.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=745337807 Ebony S. Barton

    He should just go back to being Snoop Dogg.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=736275872 Deshawn Findley

    Reading these peoples comments is hilarious. I like Snoop and I respect the Rasta community but I’m no Rasta. Snoop can call himself Snoop Lion but I highly believe he is not a Rasta. If he follows the way of life as a Rasta then I can see that but like one person said, smoking weed and liking Bob don’t make you one. Reggae and the Rasta community don’t need Snoop. For all who commenting about how Rasta and reggae go together and this and that, kill your ignorance and learn what true Rastafarian is all about.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303195079 Datsnot Polite

    Datsnot Polite

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000005541124 Stephen Norris

    What’s next are people going to start going after fake Christians, Muslims, Jews and Buddhist next?

  • Jesus Andrea Tafoya

    I think the US needs to ban Rastas because they may own weapons of ma$$ destruction such as a AR15 or extended mag.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1272213574 Maxine Isis Stowe

    Its not the how, its the way. There are hundreds of thousands, if not millions of Rasatafari brethren and sistren taking on the culture all over the world with no scrutiny, so then there must be something of significance why Snoop is being so scrutinized. There is a saying in Jamaica that says ‘the higher the monkey climb the more him exposed’. So if you as a multi millionaire gangsta rapper engage a world wide media company to take a film clip of your conversion to Rastafari that automatically falls into the contractual category of filming the holy sacred sites of the Nyahbinghi Order and so has to abide by the rules and regulations of that process of filming and exploitation, that you through your introductory approach and documentation present, then go on to breech those contractual terms, then this is the result. So this is not about the personal choice of being a Rastafari, this is about the hyper public and exploitation platform that has been chosen to identify to the global market that you are now a part of this community.

    So as one of the examples of beginner missteps, when you are given the spiritual name ‘Berhane’ by the HIgh Priest of the Nyahbinghi Order, he does not expect for you to turn around and turn it into a logo with three dancehall women in the center. He expects it to be a private name that you meditate on the highest non-babylon realms. So the mistakes that are being made are playing out on CNN, BET, TWITTER, FACEBOOK ETC. ETC. and exposing the community’s highest moral authority, which is the Nyahbinghi Ancient Council to ridicule in front of the global Rastafari community!

    Then they do not expect your now high multi media global conversion dismissing and burying the Gangsta Rappa environment of urban america to come to Jamaica and your first step is to produce and promote a ‘Noisey Jamaica’ film project executive produced by.
    SNOOP LION promoting the ‘Gaza Emperor’ the head of the ‘gangsta dancehall’ environment! This incorporating your ‘Reincarnated’ self.

    Then privately communication is sent to you for 11 months, since you ‘reincarnated’ to speak to the Elders and you send your managers instead, which insults the personal responsibility wrapped in the student disrespecting his teacher, who in the Rastafari way wants to reason.

    It is these very public mis steps that is creating these waves, so a RESET button has to be pressed!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id= Anonymous

    while rasta is a way of living, bunny nor any man should’nt… prohibit any man from coming to rasta.. many roads can lead a man to the most high. while snoop hasn’t been involved that long… rastas preaching to the choir are not expanding the body of rasta. snoop is a leader of a lost generation…. and now that he has found a calling… we should let him answer. I have known snoop dogg and his mgr. kevin for ever a decade… and his calling is genuine. he has mislead many down the wrong path… and he is trying to the best of his ability to rectify it. more than I can say for most? snoop has the ability to reach people bunny cannot… and if he leads them back to rasta… why should any man have a problem with it? the truth is not limited to the self righteous. many have been chosen… few have answered. snoop is a hip hop icon with fans from 6-80 dumb crippled and crazy. bob himself.. made secualr music in the 60’s and it led him to the greatness he has achieved…i infact would argue his commercial music led me to his soulful music…. here in america. if u are a true rasta u will know.. that there is only one judge…. that matters… and his name is not bunny or nor council there of…. e.z. now!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=780935496 Alanna Luna

    Jah Rastafarie himself would not approve of Snoop Dog becoming a true Rastafarian unless he was in fact, able and willing to act as one. If he’s really a rastafarian, he will turn his riches into charities and enhance the movements for peace as well as join together with other peace makers of the world. That would be the true Rasta way.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1833764025 Ahmad Ular

    bunny looking For Publicity got alot of fake Rastafarian out there since when rasta got a council gtfo with that Got To many people faking it. by the way learn king salsi I history you will notice he was not all that great people like Luther king and followers went to help the poor Ethiopians backing in the day because of poverty and starvation at a all time high. Snoopy don’t need no one permission to be a raster because it got a tons of fake rasta out there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002496154767 Joeanne Wifematerial Willock

    How long did his transformation take? do u think Rastafarianism is just something u wake up one morning and have an epiphany and then to try an emulate the Great Bob Marley, it doesn’t happen so, it’s a spiritual journey which brings out much enlightenment to which one follows a path. not because people have dreds n smoke weed makes them true rastas but their spirit and beliefs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000258345473 DrSwaggas Conover

    HE DOES NOT HAVE TO DROP THE LION NAME AS IF THEY OWN IT THE HELL WITH THAT PEOPLE ALWAYS GOT SOMETHING TO SAY TO GET THEIR 4 MINS OF FAME.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000990543260 Enrique Chisholm

    At the end of the day we all will be judged.So if snoop decides he wants to be a Rasta then let him be.If you disagree, then show him the righteous way to real Rasta, but don’t condemn him.Now, that’s Rasta! ONE LOVE…

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  • Jake Carson

    Don Rickles and Johnny Carson

    We remember watching the Tonight Show, (Years Ago) when Johnny Carson
    and Don Rickles were having another one of their Fantastic Shows
    Together. Johnny and Don were chatting about a movie that Don Rickles
    had made named “Wasting Away Again In Kutcharitaville”. It was a Super
    Terrific Show to say the least, both of them started talking about
    Kutchie Pelaez and his World Famous Restaurant called Kutchie’s Key West
    Kutcharitaville Cafe. About his Famous Goody Goody Cheese Burgers in
    Paradise and how he had been serving them since the early 1970’s. That’s
    when Johnny Carson started telling Don about the famous key lime pies
    that Kutchie bakes. Don then preceded to tell Johnny that he too was
    “Addicted To Kutchie’s Famous Key Lime Pies”. That’s when Ed McMahon hit
    Rickles from behind with a key lime pie, all over his bald head.
    Johnny, must have been planing it from the beginning, he sure set
    Rickles-up to take the hit. Oh my gosh, that show was just hilarious, it
    had all of us rolling in the floor for hours. They just don’t make TV
    like that anymore. Those three were always great together. Don, Johnny
    and Ed. Any-Who, could anyone here please tell me just when that
    “Kutcharitaville Movie” came-out? Was it in the 70’s or was it in the
    80’s? We just can’t seem to find any information about it. It’s like it
    just Disappeared, like Johnny and Ed did. Thank God, we still have Don
    Rickles. We remember the days back when we spent many of our days
    “Wasting Away Again In Kutcharitaville”. I am sure that many of you do
    too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000476498994 Peggy Samuels

    let the man find is inner soul ,wat the mansight the father

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=590190662 Michael Ess

    You just put “commercialize” and “reggae” in the same sentence, which is all anyone really needs to see that you’re talking out your a$$. Good day sir

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=736275872 Deshawn Findley

    Dude you don’t know what you talking about. I been reading all your comments and still don’t understand your point. If you don’t know Bunny, how can you even have an opinion about what he’s doing. You sounding ignorant.