Videos

Aug
30
Tinashe Performs ‘Pretend’ in Paris

Tinashe

With her DJ Mustard-produced single “2 On” already a hit in the U.S., Tinashe brought her campaign overseas to Europe.

In addition to performing at the Reading Festival and XOYO in London, the L.A. singer staged a showcase at Paris’ La Maroquinerie. She treated her European fans to the first performance of her A$AP Rocky-assisted single “Pretend,” along with her mixtape cuts “Midnight Sun,” “Vulnerable,” and “Boss.”

During her trip overseas, she also busted out some dance moves to Rae Sremmurd’s new single “No Type” in front of the Eiffel Tower.

Her debut album Aquarius arrives October 7 featuring contributions from Future, Dev Hynes, Jasper, and Stargate. Check out the cover art and tracklisting here.

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Aug
29
Nas Returns to His Roots in ‘Time Is Illmatic’ Documentary [Trailer]

Nas

Twenty years after the release of his groundbreaking debut Illmatic, Nas takes a walk down memory lane in his documentary Nas: Time Is Illmatic.

The hip-hop icon returns to his childhood home in Queensbridge and shares stories of his rise to stardom and the obstacles he faced before his major label signing at age 20.

The 74-minute film features interviews with his Illmatic producers including Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, and DJ Premier, as well as his musical peers Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, and Busta Rhymes.

Nas: Time Is Illmatic opens at the Tribeca Film Festival and select theaters on October 1 and will be available on demand and iTunes beginning October 3.

On October 2, Nas will embark on a 14-city fall tour. Before each show, he will screen the film and perform Illmatic from start to finish.

Watch the official trailer below.

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Aug
29
Ariana Grande Brings Her ‘Everything’ to ‘Today’ Concert Series

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande capped off her release week with an appearance on the “Today” Summer Concert Series. Throngs of fans packed New York’s Rockefeller Plaza on Friday to watch the pint-sized diva perform songs off her album My Everything, which is set to debut at No. 1 next week.

She belted out “Problem,” “Break Free,” “Bang Bang,” and “Break Your Heart Right Back” during the mini-concert.

She also forecasted the weather with Al Roker, brought her grandmother Nonna on set, and sat down with Matt Lauer for an interview.

When asked how she remains grounded, she said, “I spend a lot of time with my family. … I just have to constantly remind myself how lucky I am to do what I love.”

She and Big Sean were recently seen holding hands at the VMAs, but she remained coy when asked about her romantic relationship. “Oh my goodness, y’all are putting me on the spot!” she said before declaring, “I’m happy.”

Watch the pop sensation take over the Plaza.

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Aug
29
Video: Rico Love f/ Future – ‘He Got Money’

Rico Love and Future

The power of a dollar. Rico Love cashes in with Future in the video for his hustlers’ anthem “He Got Money” off his mixtape I Sin. The Division1 hitmaker stunts alongside Future while surrounded by women in the Parris Stewart-directed clip.

I Sin, which is now available to download, also features Big K.R.I.T., Troy Ave, Bobby Shmurda, Future, and Kevin Gates.

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Aug
28
Video: The Weeknd – ‘King of the Fall’

The Weeknd

XO XO XO. Hot on the heels of his “Often” video, The Weeknd touches down in T-Dot in the dark and provocative video for “King of the Fall.”

The Canadian crooner throws a house party with tons of women (of course) and even ventures outside (gasp) in the daytime with his fashionable crew. He pulls up to an underground party in his G-Class Grey Matic and witnesses plenty of girl-on-girl action.

Look for more new music from The Weeknd later this year. On September 19, he will kick off his four-city “King of the Fall” tour with ScHoolboy Q and Jhen√© Aiko, with stops in New York, Toronto, L.A., and San Francisco.

Watch him own the night.

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Aug
28
Rap-Up TV: K. Michelle Sounds Off on Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Kim

In addition to starring in her “Rebellious Soul” musical for VH1, K. Michelle has been putting the finishing touches on her sophomore album and readying a new VH1 reality show. But recently the “Love & Hip Hop” star has been back in the headlines for her comments about Lil’ Kim and Nicki Minaj.

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Aug
28
Video: Gipp f/ CeeLo Green – ‘Shine Like Gold’

CeeLo Green and Gipp

CeeLo Green bands together with his Goodie Mob brother Gipp in the video for the latter’s single “Shine Like Gold.” The fellas, who star on the TBS reality show “CeeLo Green’s The Good Life,” salute the beautiful women of the world in the comical clip. They mack on a pair of twins, while dressed as twins, and flirt with a school teacher.

“My brother @GippGoodie has been working so hard on his music, I’m very happy to see it come to fruition and to be a part of it!” said CeeLo.

Gipp’s second solo album Zagga is due this fall on Epic Records, while CeeLo is working on an album of his own called Girl Power.

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