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  • This features the voice of Pharrell Williams and Stevie Wonder's harmonica. "Listening to the song after I laid my vocals, and after Pharrell's vocals was laid, I was saying: 'Man, P, we need to get someone else on this thing. We need to get Stevie Wonder…" explained Snoop to The Guardian. "P was like: 'Can you get him?' I said: 'Sure. Hold on.' I called him up. Two hours later Stevie Wonder pulled up outside the studio."
  • The gold-tinted video takes viewers on a journey to a future Los Angeles. The clip shows Pharrell and Snoop Dogg rapping atop a pyramid lining the skies of LA, as well as the rapper and Stevie Wonder drifting through the clouds in a flying yellow convertible.

    The visual ends happily for Snoop and his leading lady, played by Nia Long. The American actress previously appeared in the video for Kanye West's "Touch The Sky."


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