Talk about a career change: Snoop Lion is headed to "One Life To Live."
The rapper, formerly known as Snoop Dogg, will produce and perform the theme song for Prospect Park's revival of the late ABC soap.
In addition to performing the song, titled "Brand New Start," Snoop will appear as himself on "One Life To Live."
“We’re thrilled to have the support of such an iconic artist, like Snoop Lion. To have him write and produce the theme song for this series and to have the amazingly talented Iza Lach on board, is just incredible. We are extremely grateful and excited for fans to hear the new theme song and of course catch Snoop Lion in upcoming episodes,” Jeff Kwatinetz, chairman and CEO of Prospect Park, said in a statement.
Snoop Lion isn't the only surprising named headed to "One Life To Live." "Jersey Shore" vet Jenni "JWoww" Farley will recur as Nikki, a flirtatious bartender hired at a nightclub called Shelter, and Corbin Bleu of "High School Musical" fame will play Jeffrey King, a young reporter who comes to Llanview to work for The Banner under Victoria Lord (Erica Slezak).Bleu tweeted a photo of himself with Snoop Lion on the "One Life To Live" set:
— Corbin Bleu (@corbinbleu) April 12, 2013
“One Life To Live” will premiere with new episodes on Hulu, Hulu Plus and iTunes on Mon., April 29th.