Snoop Dogg Releases One Of His Most Powerful Political Songs Yet (Audio)
Snoop Dogg may not first come to mind as a political rapper. However, since his fame has ascended into household name status, Tha Doggfather has proudly become just that. In recent years, Snoop has called for peace in the streets and the industry. This March, his BADBADNOTGOOD collaboration “Lavender” commented on the profiling and violence that Black people suffer in America. In the corresponding video, Snoop used clowns (one played by Michael Rapaport) to make his point with humor. In the ’60s Batman TV series-tinged visual, Snoop also took literal aim at a clear caricature of the President (in the video, it was “Ronald Klump). The Commander-in-Chief took umbrage and decried the video. One year after he arranged a march to LAPD headquarters, Snoop persisted calling out brutal cops, and defending the rights of those profiled and victimized in “Revolution.” Now, Snoop, who burst on the scene unafraid to check older rappers, continues to push the buttons of the man in the Oval Office.
“M.A.C.A.” is the first single to an EP title that beckons to be printed on blue hats, Make America Crip Again. However, Snoop Dogg is doing way more than set-trippin’. The song, produced by Ben Baller, reworks Slick Rick’s “Hey Young World.” Snoop burst on the scene in making “Lodi Dodi,” a Long Beacher’s homage to the Doug E. Fresh & MC Ricky D classic. He stands up for Colin Kaepernick and other athletes protesting the unpunished killings of unarmed Black men and women. Snoop warns he’ll expand the GFL, his football league. He clowns the President’s social media outbursts, as he encourages listeners to do like true gangsters do (of all colors): make it happen. In the 25th year on wax, Snoop Dogg is reaching to use his multi-media platform to bring change—even if it means upsetting the set-up.
M.A.C.A. drops next week, October 27, and features Chris Brown, O.T. Genasis, and Snoop’s latest protege, October London. Earlier this year, he released Neva Left. That Doggystyle/Empire Distribution project features KRS-One, Too Short, Redman, Method Man, B-Real, Devin The Dude, and “Uncle” Charlie Wilson.
#BonusBeat: Snoop has been trolling the Prez’ on the ‘gram too:
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