This week it seems Mac computers are not the only ones to receive an upgrade. According to Rapper Snoop Dogg, he's undergone a reincarnation and is now emerging as reggae artist "Snoop Lion".

"I want to bury Snoop Dogg, and become Snoop Lion" the former rapper asserted at a news conference in New York, Tuesday.

The rapper recently made visit to Jamaica at which time he experienced a rebirth - both spiritually and artistically and was given the new name "Snoop Lion" by Rastafarian priests.

"I didn't know that until I went to the temple, where the High Priest asked me what my name was, and I said, 'Snoop Dogg.' And he looked me in my eyes and said, 'No more. You are the light; you are the lion.' From that moment on, it's like I had started to understand why I was there."

The name, however, is not the only thing Snoop Lion has changed. Professing rap "no longer a challenge" Snoop says he plans to begin a new chapter as a reggae artist starting with his next album titled "Reincarnation".

According to the Lion, "I've won every accolade you can get in rap ... they call me 'Uncle Snoop' in rap. When you're an uncle, it's time to find something new. ... I want to feel like a kid again."

The artist's sudden transformation and name change has apparently struck a chord within the online community as well, causing an influx of tweets for more reincarnated rapper name suggestions under the hashtag #UpgradedRapperNames".

Here are just a few that made us smile.

@RayRizzzle #UpgradedRapperNames ice cube => ice box

@TheFunnyRacist #UpgradedRapperNames P. Diddy à P. Didn't

@RIOT_YO #UpgradedRapperNames lil wayne - lil drizzle

@Alex_TNW #UpgradedRapperNames Lil Twist--> "Big Swirl"

@sa_r_ah #UpgradedRapperNames not-so-slim shady

@Youknowcamo #UpgradedRapperNames Bigger Sean, Medium Wayne, 50 Cents Plus Tax, Eminem Reeses

@DeeArrAye #UpgradedRapperNames Q-diddy.

@MrFrankOcean #UpgradedRapperNames 3pac, 60 Cent, Kanye East, Snoop Wolf, Nurse Dre

@therealestasian #UpgradedRapperNames Tupac = Tupac (he can't be upgraded he was already too good)

@Fckk_Ya_Feelins #UpgradedRapperNames: Eminem --> Skittles .

‏@Robol_ #UpgradedRapperNames ca$h out is now ca€h out

@JasonAllenLindo #UpgradedRapperNames Soulja Boy - General Man

@CokeBottle_Mase #UpgradedRapperNames Snoop Dogg- Charlie Brown

@_2Shanez_ #UpgradedRapperNames Biggie Talls

‏@Ms_Yungraw #UpgradedRapperNames 2 Chainz & a matching wrist watch

@aimzzzzzzzzzzz #UpgradedRapperNames Tinchy Stryder = Big Steps

‏@MrPryority #UpgradedRapperNames NikeBoot (Timbaland)

‏@JoeysAverage #UpgradedRapperNames The Weeknd - Summer Vacation

@TheAllderdice #UpdatedRapperNames Taco>Burrito

@krookinlove #UpdatedRapperNames Gudda gudda-Betta Betta. I'm so funny

‏@HannahRose_____ #updatedrappernames slim sunny with a chance of showers

@RLPCFelix #UpdatedRapperNames post traumatic stress disorder boy (soulja boy)

@Dat_Kid_Ran #UpdatedRapperNames Big Dread (Lil Twist)

@Looka_Cakkle #Updatedrappernames 6 pac ... no? ok

@Dat_Kid_Ran #UpdatedRapperNames Nicki Minaj et Toi "

@RLPCFelix: #UpdatedRapperNames Mrs. Elliot

‏@masonstrouse Snoop Dogg is changing his name to Snoop Lion? #ForReal? Is it time for Hannah Montana to become Hanna Nebraska, too?#UpgradedRapperNames

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UPDATE:

According to a recently released video of the Snoop Dogg's reincarnation interview, the Dogg-gone Lion also believes he embodies Bob Marley's spirit.