In celebration of 4/20, Snoop Dogg liberated his eighteenth — yes, eighteenth — studio album From Tha Streets 2 Tha Suites, a 10 track offering with additional appearances from Mozzy, Larry June, Kokane, Big Tray Deee, Goldie Loc, Devin The Dude, ProHoeZak, and more. Following its release, the Cali legend unveiled a new visual from the project “Look Around,” a J Black-assisted effort that reminds listeners what it took for Snoop to reach his current position over nostalgic production from Nottz:
“I got a hundred thousand niggas with me, and the motherfuckin’ police still fucking with me, but I don’t give a fuck, nigga, come and deal with me, I’m acting stupid silly, my lil’ bitch from Philly/
She sent a nigga 20 G’s, cheese through the mail, and now I’m fillin’ up with L’s, gotta keep a lawyer just in case you niggas tell, probably squeal, nigga, probably will, Polly want a cracker, nigga, Polly wanna tell…/”
Directed by The Bakery, the accompanying video takes us through time, as Snoop can be seen sifting through classic rap records — some of which he reimagines with himself embedded within its artwork. Some of the albums seen throughout include Ice Cube’s AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted, Ice-T’s Power, Too $hort’s Life Is…Too Short, LL Cool J’s Radio, Slick Rick’s The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane’s Long Live The Kane, Boogie Down Productions’ By Any Means Necessary, Eric B. & Rakim’s Paid & Full, and Eazy E’s Eazy-Duz-It. The clip is definitely a reminder of some of the most iconic moments in hip hop history to date, made even more amazing by the fact that Snoop’s status is among the many emcees mentioned.