Snoop Dogg Wants You to Fight for Your Rights in ‘Revolution’ Video [WATCH]
Snoop Dogg is ready to start a revolution. In his new video for “Revolution,” the rap veteran is urging folks to rise up and fight for their rights.
In the APLUSFILMZ-directed visual, Snoop is a hobo who witnesses various acts of discrimination by police towards two different people. The first arrest we see is that of an adult who is being slammed by cops while bystanders watch. The second involves a teen who is running from cops only to be saved by a young Muslim girl.
The clip is intertwined with scenes of Snoop in a room swathed in blue lighting as he spits empowering lyrics from his Just Blaze-produced song.
"Nowhere to turn and nowhere to go / My blood is burnin' I'm about to blow
Huey, Malcolm and Martin, those are my peers / They been doin' niggas like this for over hundreds of years / Poppin' us, fear, now it's time for us to clap back," he raps.
In an interview with XXL, APLUSFILMZ explains the concept of the video.
"[Snoop] means something different to people all over, so we wanted to use his message to show the lives of two kids living in distant corners of the world," he said. "People in power have preyed on ignorance to create a culture of fear in this country. A fear of people we don’t know, whose lives we don’t understand. This video offers an honest perspective on how similar our lives are, no matter what country we come from.”
"Revolution" is from Snoop Dogg's latest album, Coolaid, which is in stores now. You can also peep the Doggfather in TLC's summertime video for "Way Back."