Snoop Televises The Revolution On The Most Political Song Of His Career (Video)
Snoop Dogg recently released his Neva Left album. However, the always busy Doggfather isn’t quite done promoting last year’s Coolaid either. “Revolutions” is a Just Blaze-produced track that is among Snoop’s most political work, in a season where he’s been speaking up. The music video attempts to convey that, chronicling the police profiling both a young Black male and a woman in a hijab. Inter-cuts show how fear is imposed on both of these people.
Snoop, paying homage to Gil Scott Heron’s “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” wants that revolution to be here. “We loot ’til the boot out / Me and my brother, we was caught up in a shootout / Had to handle, pigs on a ni**a, four days / Eight laws of power, 85 ways / TEC-9’s with a couple 45’s / And the revolution will be televised,” spits Snoop, kicking a message of fighting back on law enforcement. This is not unlike the “Deep Cover” style Snoop had 25 years ago, urging citizens to be unafraid of waging brutal force right back. The video is as dramatic as any from Snoop in the last 10 years.
More than just music, Snoop showed action in the streets last July. Partnering with The Game, he led a March (joined by Russell Simmons and others), taking citizens of Black and Brown communities in Los Angeles to the LAPD headquarters. There, they were heard and given meetings, complete with the commissioner.
This year, his visuals are especially political. In March, Snoop made major news after his “Lavender” video paid homage to the 1960s Batman TV series, and portrayed Donald Trump as a clown-villain.