Track is the lastest taken from Reincarnated
Adam Tait
10:26 4th April 2013

Snoop Lion has unveiled another new track taken from his Reincarnated reggae feature, this time featuring unlikely collaborator Miley Cyrus.

'Ashtrays and Heartbreaks' was written by another collaborator, Angela Hunte, while Snopp was recording in Jamaica after the sad news that his counsin's nephew had died.

Throughout the track the focus is remembering loved ones who have passed away and, obstensibly, smoking a ton of weed to deal with it.

The track sticks to the safe, pop-reggae that's fairly popular in the US and has given us people like Sean Kingston, and is another example of the high-profile popstar guest features, with Drake, Rita Ora and Chris Brown also featured on the album.

Speaking about the album in the past, Snoop said: "We were searching for true reggae music and the message of peace and hope it reflects.

"It's so much a part of who I am, and this record is all about paying homage and giving respect to those who created and love reggae music, and hopefully introducing it to a whole new audience.

"I feel truly honoured to make this album and respect to all who blazed the path for me."

You can't help wonder, though, how this will impact on Miley's insistence that she's not a pot-head.

Reincarnated will be available from April 23.

Below: Don't call me Snoop Dogg: Stars who changed their names

  • Snoop Lion: Yes, Snoop Doggy Dogg became Snoop Dogg and recently upgraded to a lion. No explanation was given as to why, unless you count being the reincarnation of Bob Marley as a reason, but it''s thought that it could be a reference to the Lion of Judah which is a religious symbol popular in Rastafarian and Ethiopian culture.

  • Prince: In possibly one of the more famous name changes, Prince changed his name to The Love Symbol... AKA a symbol that no one could actually pronounce - and was never introduced to PC keyboards. This meant that he was then called The Artist Formerly Known As Prince. It''s no wonder that he gave up the hassle seven years later and returned to - yes, Prince. Again.

  • Yusuf Islam: Formerly known as Cat Stevens, the 'ooooh, baby, baby, it's a wild world' singer (hey, if we've got that stuck in our heads then it's only right you should too) changed his name in '77 when he converted to Islam. He now goes professionally just by the name 'Yusuf.'

  • HIM: Here''s a tricky one - the Finnish metal band HIM sell their albums in the US under the name HER. An American band named HiM own the rights to the name and so HIM have to be a little sneaky in the record stores. Awkward...

  • Aphex Twin: While Aphex Twin never actually changed his name, he's released some of his works under a multitude of different names, so it's a little difficult to tell which one he uses. Basically, if you like Aphex Twin then check out AFX, Caustic Window, Gak, Polygon Window, Power-Pill, Q-Chastic, Bradley Strider and a whole host of other names that he's made up just for appearing on compilations. Someone needs to tell him to just pick one - and stick with it.

  • New Order: Okay, so it's a little different, but after the death of Ian Curtis, Joy Division became New Order. While they are kind of a different band, there's no denying that the two are always going to be linked together and some confusion followed. Maybe we're pushing it a little, but can you honestly tell us that you don't associate the two?!

  • Pop Etc: The Morning Benders had to change their name when they started gaining popularity in the UK and realised that, hang on, ''benders'' isn''''t actually that nice of a word over here. Not only was the name overshadowing their music but they didn''t want to carry on using a name that was, in their words, "demeaning to the gay community." Good for you, boys, but we''''re not sure that Pop Etc is the answer.

  • The Raconteurs: Another tricky one - we all know them as The Raconteurs but Australian fans will be chanting the name of The Saboteurs. Yes, another existing band means that when in Australia, The Raconteurs have to have a quick identity change. They did try and buy the name, but Queensland band The Raconteurs reportedly turned them down.

  • Yasiin Bey: Or, as we know him, Mos Def. At the beginning of this year, Mos Def retired his name and decided to use the stage name Yasiin Bey instead. "I’m retiring the Mos Def name after 2011. I’m actually doing it. Yasiin. That’s it," he told MTV. Point taken.

  • Diddy: Ah yes, Diddy. Or should we say Puff Daddy or P Diddy? Not major changes, but the rich rapper changed his name for the second time in 2005. He did point out himself that fans didn't know what to call him anymore, which is understandable. Personally, we're hoping for a P Diddly Dee reinvention in 2012. Watch this space.

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