Listen: Snoop Dogg and Massive Attack Collaborate!
Click here to stream the new song and get details on the odd political partnership.
What could have possibly brought 3D, the leader of Brit trip-hop act Massive Attack, and SoCal rapper Snoop Dogg together in musical collaboration? Imprisoned political activist Mumia Abu-Jamal.
The two decidedly different musicians recently recorded “Calling Mumia” for In Prison My Whole Life, a forthcoming documentary about Jamal, a former journalist and Black Panther member who is imprisoned on death row after being convicted of murdering a policeman in Philadelphia in 1981. The fairness of Jamal’s trial and imprisonment has been under constant scrutiny for more than 25 years, a struggle which Snoop addresses in the hard-hitting tune’s lyrics.
The track is currently streaming on Massive Attack’s website. Have a listen here, and offer your thoughts on the song in the comment section below.