Cover art for Here Comes The King by Snoop Lion and Major Lazer

The emergence of Snoop Lion has been the source of a lot of jokes for me, personally, ever since he got his Rasta conversion kit earlier this year. But truth be told both of the Major Lazer-produced singles you lion has dropped on us are pretty bop-worthy musically. LargeUp has the story on the latest; “Here Comes The King,” featuring Angela Hunte. Read on and hit the link at bottom to stream the track:

Snoop Lion is a cipher on “Here Comes the King,” the second single from the artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg’s reggae album, Reincarnated. Similar to the project’s first release, “La La La,” the song serves more as a showcase for Major Lazer, Ariel Rechtshaid, and 6Blocc’s pop-, dancehall- and dubstep-straddling production and, in this case, the vocals of “Empire State 0f Mind” co-writer Angela Hunte (sounding an awful lot here like Jovi Rockwell on “La La La”), than as a canvas for Snoop’s singing talents. In what is perhaps a testament to the production—or perhaps not—at points you almost forget that he’s there. -Jesse Serwer

>>>Stream Snoop Lion – “Here Comes The King” (via LargeUp)