April 18, 2013 09:23:24 GMT
The newly-Caribbean-inspired artist signs up the Roc Nation latest it-girl for a duet about love and heartaches.
Rapper-turned-reggae artist Snoop Lion a.k.a. Snoop Dogg has released the third single off his soon-to-be-released album "Reincarnated", and this one features Roc Nation artist Rita Ora. Entitled "Torn Apart", the track is the latest offering from the 41-year-old Snoop after he first debuted his anti-violence anthem "No Guns Allowed" featuring Drake and daughter Cori B. and the commemorative song "Ashtrays and Heartbreaks" with Miley Cyrus.
In this three-minute-and-a-half new song, Snoop and Ora also sing about heartbreaks, but this time the romantic kind. The Major Lazer-produced track features the two artists reminiscing about a past love, specifically "the one" who got away, all done on top of mid-tempo, reggae instrumentals.
The two collaborators have also already put in the work on the track's music video, which they shot back in January on location in Thailand. They even have some photos taken from the time they spent working together, that show them recording in the studio and one where they are seen chilling out on the beach, catching some sun as they lay down on the fine sand.
April 23 will be the big release date of Snoop's new album, the gangster rapper's first recording foray into reggae music which he switched to in 2012 following a trip to Jamaica. Just like any other superstar of his stature, he has managed to attract a star-studded list of collaborators for his new project, including his ever-reliable hip-hop brothers Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes and T.I..