Blaxploitation inspired video released by Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg releases Blaxploitation inspired video for the track ‘So Many Pros’ off of his new upcoming album titled ‘Bush’ which was produced by Pharrell Williams.
The video is said to be stylistically original, paying homage to the ‘Blaxploitation’ in urban action movies of the 70’s, including highlighting the very hot topic of the exploitation of black American culture by the privileged class today.
The rapper’s new album will be out in just under a month. The release is a creative partnership between Doggystyle Records, Columbia, and I Am OTHER.
BUSH is available for pre-order now here and fans who pre-order the album will receive the first single, “Peaches N Cream” and “So Many Pros” immediately.
The video for ‘So Many Pros’ was directed by Francois Rousselet and produced by DIVISION Paris.
Rousselet was clear about his vision for the music video, it features Snoop transformed via multiple film posters into a larger-than-life presence, dressed in various leading-man guises of Hollywood’s highly influential Blaxploitation movie genre. “I wanted to depict Snoop Dogg as a black James Bond, and film him in scenes inspired by the Blaxploitation era,” said Rousselet
“The video is a total homage to this period, which was one of the richest in terms of graphic design. Only Snoop Dogg could embody such great characters through a series of posters that depict and pay tribute to one of the most iconic chapters of Hollywood history.” Felicia ‘Snoop’ Pearson from HBO’s classic crime drama The Wire also appears in the music video.
Other collaborators contributing to the legendary musician’s Columbia Records debut album include Charlie Wilson, Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Stevie Wonder, and T.I.
Snoop Dogg’s single for BUSH, “Peaches n Cream,” features Charlie Wilson, and was launched in early March. The music video for the song was directed by Aramis Israel and Hanna Lux Davis.
Watch the official video