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Snoop Lion drops in on TV's 'One Life to Live'

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There’s really nothing Snoop Dogg can’t do.

The multi-platinum rapper has already amassed an impressive resume in his more than two-decade career. He’s been a pimp, an occasional actor, a spokesman for everything from flavored malt liquor to Hot Pockets and is currently moonlighting as a reggae singer (we’re still getting used to calling him Snoop Lion).

Now, Snoop can add one more notable yet deeply weird accomplishment under his belt: soap star.

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For those not looped into the current happenings in the world of daytime soaps, the rapper has lately been dropping in on the classic soap “One Life to Live.” 

Snoop is playing himself during his four-episode stint, which started Tuesday.

But what brings Snoop D-O Double G (Sorry, Lion) to the fictional drama-filled town of Llanview? Promoting his new film, “Reincarnated,” of course.

The documentary, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and is currently available on iTunes, explores his pilgrimage to Jamaica, where he immersed himself in the Rastafarian culture as he cut his reggae debut as Snoop Lion.

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He didn’t drop in on the series to just promote himself, though. Snoop also produced and is featured on the series’ new theme song, “Brand New Start,” which also features soul singer IZA, a new signee to Snoop’s production company, Berhane Sound System, and his wife’s imprint, Boss Lady Entertainment.

“One Life to Live” ran on ABC for more than 40 years before it was revived as a Web series earlier this year on Hulu and iTunes. The rapper previously appeared on the soap when it aired on ABC.

Snoop will also appear on Thursday’s episode and two additional episodes next week.

Check out a clip of Snoop Lion roaring through Llanview below:

 

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