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Solange Discusses Music's Connection to Denim in New Levi's Short


The acclaimed singer is part of The 501 Jean: Stories of an Original series, which also includes Snoop Dogg, Vince Staples, Kilo Kish, The Shelters, Joyce Manor, and King Tuff.

Levi's has released a new short film in which various musicians, including everyone from Snoop Dogg to Solange, weigh in on musical expression, artistic communication, and, naturally, how denim fits in to that creative conversation.

"It's so simple you can add to it," Snoop said of the classic Levi's 501 jeans. "It's like a cake with no icing."

The video is the fifth installment in Levi's The 501 Jean: Stories of An Original, a docu-series telling stories of denim-wearers and how jeans have become a cultural staple for people of all walks of life. That absolutely includes Snoop.

"I'm not a politician, I'm Snoop Dogg," the Doggfather continued. "What's going on with the sign of the times, I'm just being me. When it's beautiful I speak on beautiful events, when it's ugly I tell you how ugly it is."

"Throughout musical history, it's really about the energy you possess, in that denim, or that T-shirt," Solange said. "Different artists have aspirations to speak these political and social messages through their music. That's incredible--whether it be Nina Simone, or Marvin Gaye, or even Earth, Wind, & Fire with their spiritualism--those were all different forms of activism."

Other artists interviewed include Vince Staples, Kilo Kish, The Shelters, Joyce Manor, and King Tuff.

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