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It isn’t uncommon for the rich and famous to reinvent themselves through religion, but it can be especially interesting when it happens to musicians. More often than not spiritual conversion inspires a major shift in the creative direction of an artist. When it happens to popular musicians, the transformation can be jarring. Here are 15 hip-hop, rap, rock and pop musicians whose new found religion and subsequent work may well surprise you.
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Last year, Snoop Dogg announced a documentary would be released to coincide his album Reincarnated. He later revealed the album to be a reggae divergence from his typical hip-hop stylings. For that matter, the documentary would reportedly detail the rapper’s conversion to Rastafarianism. Having been re-dubbed Snoop Lion by a Rastafarian priest, the legendary rapper has embraced his new title and has made a deal with RCA to release Reincarnated sometime this year.