After announcing his gospel album Bible of Love, Snoop Dogg lets loose five new songs from the project.
“Words Are Few” comes with a light-filled video, which was shot inside of a church, where Da Doggfather kneels, prays, and sings about God with B Slade and a choir by his side. “Things ain’t what they seem,” he sings. “Feeling like I’m fooling me / I know God is calling me / I’m not where I’m supposed to be.”
The holy contemplations continue on “Blessing Me Again,” which features Rance Allen’s commanding vocals and Da Doggfather’s gratitude. “I got a whole lot that I can really thank Him for,” he sings. “When I was moving fast, He had to slow my roll / Out or in control, next episode.”
The album is curated by S-N-Double-O-P, but he isn’t featured on every track. Instead, he presents new material from a variety of performers, including Faith Evans and 3rd Generation (Bereal Family), who appear on “Saved.” Elsewhere, The Clark Sisters harmonize on “Blessed & Highly Favored,” and Tye Tribbett takes ’em to church on “You.”
Fans can expect plenty more from the 32-song project, which was inspired by a conversation Snoop had with Faith Evans. “Me, Faith Evans, we talked about it heavily,” he said at the time. “She feel like she wanna get down with me. All of the people that I know, from Charlie Wilson to Jeffrey Osborne, whoever I want to get down with. I’m gonna make it all the way right. It’s gonna feel good.”
Snoop Dogg Presents Bible of Love is due March 16.