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Snoop Lion's latest music video is an homage to Pokemon

The latest music video from American rapper Snoop Lion features references to classic video games, putting Snoop on the front lines of Pokemon and side-scrolling space shooters.

The video above, set to his song "Get Away" from the album Reincarnated, includes heavy references to the Pokemon franchise. A tiny Snoop walks through a town in a "red/yellow/green version" of what looks like an 8-bit video game. Snoop comes across a character named Major Lazer — the DJ and artist who produced Snoop's album — who promptly challenges him to battle using creatures that appear an awful lot like Pokemon.

From there the two take to hoverboards and test themselves in a sci-fi-looking side-scrolling shooter. These are the only two games to appear in the video, but the art style looks and feels like playing a GameBoy or the SNES.

The video's artwork was done by animator Mykola Dosenko, whose other works are viewable here.

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