Music Videos

Sep
15
Video: August Alsina f/ Nicki Minaj – ‘No Love (Remix)’

August Alsina and Nicki Minaj

Love takes over in the cinematic video for August Alsina’s “No Love (Remix)” co-starring Nicki Minaj. In the Benny Boom-directed clip, August and Nicki play lovers, but their relationship is non-exclusive. He hits the club with another woman, while Nicki waits at home.

But soon he realizes that what he has with Nicki is the real deal. He sends her hundreds of roses to show his love and win her heart.

In a recent interview with Rap-Up TV, August opened up about shooting the video with the “Anaconda” rapper, who also wrote the treatment.

“Nicki was very, very deeply involved with this one in particular, as far as the video goes,” he said. “She had a vision for it and she really, really is a big fan of the record, which was real important to me because it makes it that much more special.”

“No Love” is the latest single off August’s debut album Testimony.

Peep the romantic video, featuring a cameo from Tyga, below.

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Sep
15
Video: Jeezy – ‘Holy Ghost’

Jeezy

After giving us the remix with Kendrick Lamar, Jeezy drops the cinematic video for the Don Cannon-produced “Holy Ghost.” The TAJ-directed clip opens with the CTE chief sharing some motivational words with a young’n before he rides through the streets of L.A. in the back of his Rolls-Royce Ghost.

His album Seen It All: The Autobiography debuted at No. 2 last week, selling 121,000 copies.

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Sep
15
Video: Beyoncé and Jay Z – ‘Bang Bang: Part One’

Beyoncé and Jay Z

Just days after wrapping their “On the Run Tour” with two sold-out shows in Paris, Beyoncé and Jay Z relive the magic in Part 1 of “Bang Bang.”

Directed by filmmaker and photographer Dikayl Rimmasch and soundtracked by an Ennio Morricone classic, “Bang Bang” is a trilogy of short films starring the couple that was shown during their two-and-a-half-month long tour.

In the black-and-white clip, the Carters play a modern day Bonnie and Clyde as they drive through the desert.

“In my first conversation on the telephone with Jay Z he explained his concept of On the Run,” Rimmasch told Nowness. “He said: ‘We’re not trying to do this literally, it’s not that we’re Bonnie and Clyde. We’re on the run from everything. On the run from becoming a cliché. On the run from doing the same thing again.”

“Bang Bang” is also being used in the trailer for their “On the Run” HBO special, which airs Saturday.

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Sep
14
Video: DJ SpinKing f/ Tyga, Jeremih, & Velous – ‘Adult Swim’

Jeremih and Tyga

Summer may almost be over, but the party don’t stop in the video for “Adult Swim.” DJ SpinKing calls out his homies Tyga, Jeremih, and Velous and heads to Malibu for a beachside bash. The fellas ride ATVs and smoke the hookah, while bikini-clad babes strut around on the sand.

The original song, produced by Vinylz and SpinKing, features A$AP Ferg, but he does not appear in the video.

Drop the top and ride out.

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Sep
12
Video: Chris Brown f/ Ariana Grande – ‘Don’t Be Gone Too Long’

Chris Brown and Ariana Grande

Chris Brown sparks a new flame with Ariana Grande in the long-awaited video for their pop-dance collaboration “Don’t Be Gone Too Long.” The medieval-themed clip, directed by Brown, was shot earlier this year, but was put on hold after Chris’ jail sentence.

The pop superstars show off their chemistry in the romantic scenes. Ariana plays a princess, who falls in love with Chris, but the kingdom does not approve of their relationship. Breezy is captured and locked away, but nothing can keep them apart. He eventually manages to escape and return to his love.

A version of the song without Ariana appears on Chris’ album X, which drops Tuesday.

Watch their forbidden love story unfold.

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Sep
12
Lyrica Anderson Covers DJ Khaled’s ‘Hold You Down’

Lyrica Anderson

When she’s not writing hits for Beyoncé (“Jealous”) and Jennifer Hudson (“Walk It Out”), Lyrica Anderson is quickly making a name for herself as a solo artist.

In May, the L.A. singer-songwriter, who was previously signed to Timbaland’s Mosley Music Group, released her ’90s R&B-inspired EP King Me 2 featuring Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, and Kevin Gates.

Now the gifted scribe has given DJ Khaled’s “Hold You Down” a makeover, showing off her sultry vocals and lyrical skills.

You can also hear her pen game on Tinashe’s A$AP Rocky-assisted single “Pretend” and Jeezy’s “Fuck the World” featuring August Alsina.

Watch Lyrica’s Khaled cover and get to know her in our exclusive interview below.

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Sep
11
Video: Boots – ‘Mercy’

Boots

The world was introduced to the many talents of Boots through Beyoncé’s surprise album. The elusive singer-songwriter, who wrote and produced the bulk of Beyoncé including “Partition” and “Drunk in Love,” has since scored the trailer for Shades of Grey and released his mixtape WinterSpringSummerFall in May.

Now he gives us the video for his latest song “Mercy.” In the self-directed clip, a bloodied and bruised Boots aka Jordy Asher walks, then runs down a deserted road before tragedy strikes in the last five seconds.

Watch the startling ending to his story.

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