Monday, March 18, 2013

Clash of the lions -- Jamaica Observer

Clash of the lions
BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto and Entertainment
bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com
Monday, March 18, 2013
DRESSED in camouflage-patterned army fatigues with black combat boots, legendary musician Bunny Wailer was in a militant mood when he visited the Jamaica Observer's Kingston office last week. He wanted to set the record straight about his feud with American gangster rapper-turned-reggae artiste Snoop Lion. Wailer — who is releasing a 50-track commemorative album entitled Reincarnated Souls next month — is fuming that the artiste formerly called Snoop Dogg "illegally" used footage of their meeting in February 2012 as a launching pad for his film Reincarnated which was released in the United States last Friday. Wailer is a founding member of the Wailing Wailers which included Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. The Blackheart Man singer explained that his requests were set out in a contract, which the artiste signed, in addition to a subsequent letter. Wailer said the 41-year-old Snoop Lion, whose real name is Calvin Broadus Jr, breached their contractual arrangement when footage of their meeting was released. According to Wailer, the get-together "should not have been filmed" and anything done would be the "private property" of both artistes. Wailer and Snoop Lion have recently been embroiled in a war of words. The American publication, The Huffington Post, last week reported that Wailer "is the most notable sceptic" of Snoop Lion's conversion. In response, Snoop was quoted: "'If I was Snoop Dog: (Expletive) Bunny Wailer. But I'm Snoop Lion right now, so I'm chilling.'" "I don't mix up in any slimy argument," Wailer told the Observer. "All I did was to call him a lion." He explained how Snoop's new moniker came about. Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Clash-of-the-lions_13877491. For further information: http://www.myspace.com/bunnywailer1


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