Snoop Dogg Makes Best Video Of <s>2007</s> 1979

Nov 28th, 2007 // 22 Comments

Rooting around the I Love Music message board for something else entirely, I got completely sidetracked by the new clip for Snoop’s “Sensual Seduction”. Frankly I don’t even want to say too much about it. Except: Flying beds! Don Cornelius duds! “When Doves Cry” quotations! And what is that watery synth hook (best heard at the very beginning) sampled from anyway? It sounds right off a Derrick May record.

Snoop Dogg – “Sensual Seduction” [Daily Motion]

  1. tigerpop

    I thought Snoop was a rapper.

  2. natepatrin

    WITHOUT VIDEO: veteran MC going the oh-noes-sellout pseudo-T-Pain/”hey I heard this group called Daft Punk a while back” route over okay enough house-rap beats

    WITH VIDEO: Song of the decade

  3. TheMojoPin

    I think I’m pregnant.

  4. Anonymous

    the video is amazing, although is it just me or has nostalgia completely taken over? (Cool Kids, Ronson, etc).

    the backing track reminds me a lot of “Bliss” by Alan Braxe/Fred Falke project DEFENDER (mainly because of the flutes)… which is AWESOME.

  5. Ned Raggett

    although is it just me or has nostalgia completely taken over?

    In this case, this is a problem?

  6. Julio Allison

    Man, the 70s/80s throwback video is as old as “Last Nite” — the only cache here is that you don’t see rappers doing it very often.

    The whole “irony thing” is pretty tired. At this point, all these hey-look-how-cheesey-shit-was nostalgia trips are really just another kind of poor substitue in place of where a decent original idea might have gone. I mean, even the Backstreet Boys navigated the smooth, safe waters of the corny nostalgia video…like three years ago. That should have been the final nail.

  7. Ned Raggett

    At this point, all these hey-look-how-cheesey-shit-was nostalgia trips are really just another kind of poor substitue in place of where a decent original idea might have gone

    Or, alternately, video budgets have cratered to the point where they’ll all start looking like 70s/80s videos again anyway.

  8. Trackback

    The song and video for Snoop Dogg’s “Sensual Seduction” is doing things to me. I never liked Snoopy like that, but I’d definitely let him blow weed smoke into my a-hole anytime, anyplace, anywhere. Damn, I want to work the corner for him and run from the police in 8-inch platform heels.

  9. baconfat

    The only thing missing from this video was a Christy Canyon cameo.

  10. Anonymous

    @Ned Raggett:
    Ha, very good point. Before long all music videos will practically be made on cell phone cameras. Get used to that grainy effect/poor lighting.

    I agree with KINGHATER (no surprise that he is hating on this video…) that nostalgia is defintely a poor substitute for originality, which is why I automatically dislike Cool Kids, Ronson-produced stuff, etc. But in this case, I think Snoop pulls it off, simply because his persona has always been about this era. And also, the video is extremely well-executed, not to mention the fact that the song fits the vibe perfectly.

  11. Darth Funk

    is snoop dogg the new ryan adams aka dj reggie?

  12. Anonymous

    We all know hip-hop will crash and burn in the next couple of years, a la 80s metal. Where else was it to go but back to the 70s?

    Thanks 50.

  13. janine

    @rhythmchyc: That old chestnut…

  14. rad_matter

    I just wish Snoop snuck in a shot of an erupting volcano somewhere, even if it was on the back of a van.

  15. brainchild

    He’s done this before with Latoiya Williams’ “Fallen Star” video (which he got a co-director credit with Diane Martel)

    [youtube.com]

    Both songs and videos are great.

  16. saltwater

    Chromeo works. This is a self-absorbed whiff in their funky direction.

  17. AnnoyingFemaleLeadVoiceover

    I need a new pair of panties. Damn.

  18. Trackback

    Snoop Dogg’s video for his new single “Sensual Seduction” is so excellent a piece of art you might think it’s a parody at first. “Best video of 1979,” says Idolator.

  19. moomintroll

    Ha! I loved the “framptone” hose, the sample sounds like an 808 State song.

  20. Anonymous

    @Stafford: “What can I say, I love struttin’”

    Classic! And I am in complete agreement in wanting a return to the smooth disco-funk. After being bombarded with the glitchy synth stabs of Justice and the rest of Ed Banger all summer, we all need to lay off the meth and just chiiiiilllll. As I mentioned above, check out the track “Bliss” by DEFENDER.

  21. Stafford

    Frankly I view it as a positive thing if more people are taking their cues from chromeo and/or t-pain. If there’s one thing a lot of music hasn’t been in recent years, it’s smooth. I, for one, welcome this return to smooth, synthy, disco-funk sound. What can I say, I love struttin’.

  22. Anonymous

    That was hypnotic. I could watch it all night long.

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