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[NEW RELEASE] SNOOP DOGG

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Snoop Dogg, one of rap’s OGs, has a gospel double album out. Yes, that’s right: The D-O-Double-G is doing G-O-D.

A humble, peace-loving, family-centered Snoop emerges on the 32-track double album “Bible of Love.’’ He quotes from the Book of Isaiah - “No weapon formed against me shall prosper’’ - and has nice things to say about his grandmother.

“I’m just a nobody trying to tell everybody about somebody who can save anybody,’’ he raps in one song. On another: “The devil will show up/But we’re going to keep on doing God’s work/Yes, sir/Rebuke the devil.’’

Snoop doesn’t perform on every track, preferring to showcase a variety of outstanding performers in the genre, such as the Clark Sisters, John P. Kee and Kim Burrell.

“Bible of Love’’ doesn’t just showcase talented gospel artists. It also shows off an elastic, big-tent version of the musical genre that can include flavors of soul, blues and R&B. Adding rap makes perfect sense.

For that we should all praise the Dogg. AP

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