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Riff: Snoop Lion – “Torn Apart”

Apr 22, 2013

Her lips were the very first thing that I saw/She flew like an angel and that made me want her more/My reputation says I’m there from love/And now she’s going away and now I’m so torn apart

from Torn Apart lyrics by Snoop Lion

A couple times on the album Snoop takes a back seat to his guest, which is more about appealing to the crossover than it is about him being outclassed. His crooning is out of character, but it’s not terrible. He’s simply being himself – an aging rapper without a shred of self-consciousness.

Riff by Jeff Min

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

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