Beliefs Why did Snoop Dogg change his name when he became a Rasta? By Daniel Burke | August 2, 2012 ShareTweet EmailPrint More More on Beliefs Subscribe to Beliefs RNS photo by Jason Persse via Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonpersse/7114518283/) *Note - due to copyright laws, RNS can not offer the downloadable version of this image. If you would like to download it, please go to the link above. Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here. (RNS) The hip-hop artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg has taken a new name that reflects his religious conversion. So, did Snoop have to change his name when he became a Rasta? By Daniel Burke.