Latin Grammys 2018
Watch Snoop Dogg's Politically Charged 'Revolution' Video With October London
"The revolution will be televised," Snoop Dogg says at the beginning of his new video "Revolution" featuring October London, out Monday (June 12). On the Just Blaze-produced track, Snoop narrates the victimizing experience of people of color at the hands of law enforcement.
The video depicts scenes of black men being handcuffed and running from the police. A young man is seen holding a camera phone, alluding to the present-day awareness around police brutality, while Snoop’s reference to the activism of late leaders Huey Newton, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. shows that the struggle isn’t new.
"Working with Snoop has been an honor without a doubt!," says London in an e-mail to Billboard. "Being able to collaborate with him on such a powerful song like revolution is special. It's special because I'm a huge believer in change and letting others know what is going on that is getting overlooked. The injustice and wrong doing the past few years has been overwhelming and Snoop and I want to make sure everyone knows it."
At the end of the video, a young black man and Muslim woman are seen looking at each other while police point guns at them, suggesting the similarities between the prejudice and discrimination of xenophobia and racism in America.
Check out the politically charged video of the COOLAID cut below: