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

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]

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  • tigerpop

    I thought Snoop was a rapper.

  • 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

  • TheMojoPin

    I think I’m pregnant.

  • 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.

  • Ned Raggett

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

    In this case, this is a problem?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • baconfat

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

  • 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.

  • Darth Funk

    is snoop dogg the new ryan adams aka dj reggie?

  • 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.

  • janine

    @rhythmchyc: That old chestnut…

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • saltwater

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

  • AnnoyingFemaleLeadVoiceover

    I need a new pair of panties. Damn.

  • 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.

  • moomintroll

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

  • 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.

  • 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’.

  • Anonymous

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