After calling for a “Revolution” in his last video, Snoop Dogg parodies the rap game in “Moment I Feared,” the latest clip promoting his newest album, Neva Left.
The tongue-in-cheek visual starts with an interview between Snoop Dogg and Rick Rock on “GGN,” which finds them talking about the state of the rap game. “It’s a young man’s game,” says Tha Doggfather. “I commend the young homies for doing they thing. They different. They look different. They rap different, but that’s what hip-hop is. It’s meant to be different.”
However, after a weather report, the video introduces a character named Fonz D-Low, who wears tight clothing, a pink purse, and red dreadlocks, much like Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty, and Young Thug. During the clip, Fonz also wears high heels and a dress, a not-so-subtle reference to Thugger’s eye-catching Jeffery cover art.
While this is going on, Tha Doggfather spits about the current trends in rap. “The game is getting slippery,” he rhymes. “This shit is a maze, cuz singing like a Tempree.” Later, he laments about how “sucker shit is running rampant.”
The “Moment I Feared” clip ends with Snoop interviewing Fonz D-Low on his “GGN” program, asking him about why detractors like to bash him. “Everybody’s hating on me because they can’t do what I do,” he says. “The fabrics I wear…Why hate on me? They didn’t hate on Michael Jackson when he wore the skinnies. They didn’t hate on Prince when he had on his high heels.”
This echoes Lil Uzi Vert’s response to haters who diss his fashion choices. “You know what it is?” he recently said. “They never felt these fabrics before. That’s all.”
Snoop responds by saying that he respects Fonz D-Low and “all the young homies that’s doing they thing.” He adds: “When I was young, they didn’t understand me or respect me for what I did but I grew into who I am and I think that’s what you’re doing.” But then, Tha Doggfather asks D-Low if he’s gay. “Yes,” responds Fonz. “I’m happy. I’m happy right now in my career.”
Featuring Wiz Khalifa, KRS-One, Redman, Method Man, Devin the Dude, Too $hort, and Cypress Hill’s B-Real, Snoop’s latest album Neva Left was released last month. Up next, he’s announced a new gospel album, which he’s working on with Faith Evans and Charlie Wilson.