Also, he’s got a new name: Snoop Lion.

The artist said at a news conference Monday in New York that he was “born again” during a visit to Jamaica in February and is ready to make music that his “kids and grandparents can listen to.”

The former gangster rapper is releasing a reggae album called “Reincarnated” in the fall. He said that in Jamaica, he connected with Bob Marley’s spirit and is now “Bob Marley reincarnated.”

Bob Marley’s son Rohan attended the conference and gave Snoop his blessing.

“I feel like I’ve always been Rastafarian,” Snoop said of the spiritual Jamaican movement. While there, he said, he visited a temple, was renamed Snoop Lion and was also given the Ethiopian name Berhane, meaning “light of the world.”

Snoop Dogg said he’s not completely retiring from hip-hop but is “tired” of the genre because it is no longer challenging.

“Reggae was calling … it’s a breath of fresh air,” he said. “Rap isn’t challenging; it’s not appealing.”

A coffee table book about Snoop’s rebirth is also in the works.

“It feels like I’m 19 or 20 years old again,” he said.