Cypress Hill’s B-Real, legendary rapper Kid Frost and Oscar nominated actor Edward James Olmos have teamed up with Snoop Dogg for his new video for “Vato.”
Directed by Phillip Atwell, the video casts Snoop Dogg and B-Real as gang members who come together as a show of solidarity.
In wake of violence in recent months in L.A., the short cinematic clip also aims to promote a theme of unity between black and Hispanic people.
“It’s about time we start to fight for each other rather than fighting against each other,” Snoop Dogg said. “I have homies from all cultural backgrounds and love all of my brothers, black and brown.”
“Vato,” produced by Pharrell, is the lead single from Snoop’s highly anticipated eighth LP The Blue Carpet Treatment which arrives in stores Nov. 21.
The album features production from Dr. Dre, Timbaland, Rick Rock, Pharrell and features guest appearances by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Ice Cube, The Game, Brandy, R. Kelly and MC Eight.
“Vato” will make its video debut on August 30th on BET’s Access Granted.