Doja Cat’s Video For ‘Vegas’ Inspired By “Hound Dog” By Elvis, Celebrates The True Origin Of The Song – 1952 Big Mama Thornton’s “Hound Dog”

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Doja Cat released the visuals for her hit single “Vegas” and it is a masterpiece.

Vegas is inspired by Elvis’s ‘Hound Dog’ but we couldn’t help but appreciate how Doja’s visuals paid homage to the true origin of the song, Hound Dog by Big Mama Thornton 1952.

According to Billboard, We’re just three weeks away from the release of the highly anticipated Baz Luhrmann Elvis biopic, and Doja Cat raised the hype on Friday (June 3) with the release of her flashy “Vegas” music video.

The previously released song, which interpolates Big Mama Thornton’s 1952 foundational rock and roll song “Hound Dog,” was the first taste of Elvis Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, which is also set to feature songs from Kacey Musgraves, Maneskin, Eminem & CeeLo Green, Stevie Nicks, Jack White, Tame Impala, Jazmine Sullivan, Gary Clark Jr. and many, many more.

Doja debuted the single during her Coachella performances in April, and brought out gospel singer Shonka Dukureh — who plays Thornton in the film — for the sets.

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♬ UNRELEASED Doja Cat Vegas – Sony Music

Watch Vegas below:

The comments sang her praises:

The vocals, gorgeous melanated people, and the rawness of the true origin of “hound-dog” by Big Mama Thornton! This made my Black Day ❤️✊🏾 Doja is establishing her legacy!

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Another masterpiece! I love the mood and colours, really beautiful visuals. The concept is simpler than her recent videos but the way Doja dances and moves really elevates everything, she is a brilliant performer. I truly think she will be remembered like Michael Jackson and Beyoncé in the future. Everything she puts out is creative and immaculately executed.

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She’s literally the most talented artist out there. I’m so glad to be living in the same era as her!

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YOU SLAYED THIS GIRL and it has black History in it this song is amazing

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Watch Big Mama Thorton below:

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