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Riff: Snoop Lion – “Here Comes the King”

Apr 22, 2013

They know me in Japan and Pakistan/Ganja makes me lord of all the land/I’m royalty no need for me to wear a crown/Born a rebel then I became a man

from Here Comes the King lyrics by Snoop Lion

Based on the footage, Snoop was treated like royalty in Jamaica, which makes the chorus that much more fitting. Fortunately he stays classy throughout and holds true to the one unifying force between him and Jamaica – the ganja; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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