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There have been many artists that have crossed over to different music genres for a variety of reasons, but these 15 and their circumstances are among the most interesting. Click on to find out who made the list and why.

 

From Rap to Reggae

Last month, Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dog) released his reggae crossover album titled Reincarnation, which debuted at number 16 on the Billboard charts – miles away from the number 1 spots earned by game changing albums like Doggystyle and Tha Doggfather. But though Reincarnation underperformed – or over performed, depending on who you ask – Snoop has made it very clear that he’s committed to his new sound.

You’ll remember Snoop Lion adopted the moniker after converting to the Rastafari movement and undergoing a mental, spiritual and musical transformation in Jamaica. Alongside the album, he also released a documentary by the same name that captured his journey of renewal.

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