Apparently, when it comes to Snoop Lion, the third time is the charm for the reggae-loving Snoop Dogg alter-ego.
After leaving us with question marks on his previous two releases, third taste “Lighters Up” sees Snoop Lion finally starting to bring the funk, mainly thanks to producers Dre Skull and Major Lazer bridging both the rapper’s past and present worlds with a tough, bass-led reggae bump that breathes with a certain Dr. Dre-like low-rider air, but also for the smart decision to sandwich Lion’s single verse between some nice vocal work from guest stars/ dancehall favorites Mavado and Popcaan.
Lighters will definitely be up if the bulk of the forthcoming Reincarnated (due early next year) follows this lane.
Stream the track below, then put your downloading paws on a remix (alternate version?) that adds a pretty decent Mike Posner appearance to the mix.