Snoop Dogg is ditching rap to record an album of bluegrass songs.
The hip-hop star became inspired by his appearance at the Country Music Television (CMT) Awards in April (08) - and is busy writing tracks.
He tells OK! magazine, "I went to the CMT Music Awards and I got into the spirit of wanting to do something different.
"I've been smoking so much green grass I wanted to do a bluegrass album."