CONFIRMED: Rappers Snoop Lion and Ice-T are coming to TIFF
It may have felt like Californian rapper and frequent, uh, smoker Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg, formerly Snoop Doggy Dogg) adopted his newest, ever-so-slightly-more-ferocious moniker almost overnight. In truth, the persona was at least a month in the making. Vice Magazine editor Andy Capper directed Reincarnated, a documentary that follows the newly minted reggae artist’s “spiritual odyssey/career reinvention” during his month-long vacay in Jamaica. Both director and subject will be here for TIFF. Snoop, alongside Coco’s husband, rapper-cum-Law and Order actor Ice-T, will also be featured in another TIFF movie, Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp, a biopic of sorts that blends interviews with pulp fiction iconography to tell the story of pimp and prolific author Iceberg Slim. With (at least!) two seasoned rappers at this year’s festival, we’re feeling pretty good about the chances for an encounter to equal last year’s meeting between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Ludacris.