In the vein of Sean Combs -- aka Diddy, aka Puff Daddy, P. Diddy and Puffy -- the artist formerly known as Snoop Lion (and Snoop Dogg) shall heretofore be called Snoopzilla. A la Bootzilla, aka Parliament-Funkadelic bassist, Bootsy Collins.
Confused? Good, then you're following along. As Snoop prepares to release his new project with Dam Funk, he decided to get into the funk groove by adopting a monikker more reverent of the old-school influences in the forthcoming album, "7 Days of Funk."
"We're the babies of the Mothership," he explained in a statement published by Rolling Stone. "I've had funk influences in my music my whole career. Dam-Funk is cold. He's keeping the funk alive and I knew I had to get down with him."