Snoop Lion recently explained the meaning behind his track ‘No Guns Allowed’ which features Drake and Snoop’s daughter Cori B. According to the West Coast rapper-turned-reggae artists, the song sticks to the roots of Rasta music, while also pulling from his own personal experience.
Snoop explained that he was returning from a show when the police stopped him at gunpoint. “I had just got off stage and I was getting ready to go back to the house. I pull up about a block and a half, before I know it a hundred police pull up on me. They all drawing down with real guns and they not playing,” Snoop said.
Authorities were convinced that Snoop was hiding a number of firearms, and police threatened to detain his family if he didn’t cooperate. “So they finally come over, pull me out the car. Start talking to me and they like, ‘You can play dumb all you want. We have your wife and kids under arrest and we finna run through your whole house. So either you gonna tell us where the guns are or we gon’ put your family through hell.’ And I had to think, ‘My daughter is in the house. My son is in the house. Do I really want them to go through this bullshit that I’m trained for, that doesn’t bother me. They never seen this,’” said Snoop.
Snoop also added that the track gets back to the heart of Rasta music which he says is love and positivity. “Let’s go back and make Rasta music what it was made for. Because we can educate and take them back to the beginning. It was all about love and positivity, not shooting and beating people and robbing, and killing,” said Snoop.