Music Videos

Oct
29
Video: Faith Evans f/ Problem – ‘Good Time’

Good Time

The party continues. After celebrating ladies’ night with Missy Elliott and Sharaya J on “I Deserve It,” Faith Evans hits the club with Problem in the feel-good video for “Good Time.” The First Lady turns up and gets her two-step on, while DJ Battle Cat rocks the ones and twos.

“We all need to have a good time,” sings Faith over the West Coast-flavored track.

On November 24, she will release her sixth album Incomparable featuring appearances from Keke Wyatt, Karen Clark-Sheard, and more.

Report to the dance floor immediately.

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Oct
29
Video: Destructo f/ Problem – ‘Dare You 2 Move’

Problem and Destructo

After tearing up the town with YG in the video for “Party Up,” Destructo does damage with Problem in the video for “Dare You 2 Move.” The Compton MC rides shotgun with the DJ-producer as they cruise through downtown L.A. in a classic convertible while channeling gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. They peruse the aisles of a grocery store, go fishing, and even blast off into outerspace—all before the sun rises.

Destructo is gearing up for the release of his West Coast EP on November 24. In addition to YG and Problem, the six tracks include appearances from Kurupt, Too $hort, Warren G, and Ty Dolla $ign.

If you’re in the L.A. area this weekend, you can catch Destructo at the HARD Day of the Dead Festival at the Pomona Fairplex.

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Oct
29
Dawn Richard Announces ‘Blackheart’ Album, Debuts ‘Blow’ Video

Blackheart

The Black Era begins. In the wake of Danity Kane’s breakup and final album DK3, Dawn Richard is spreading her wings and flying solo once again. The singer has announced plans to release Blackheart on January 15.

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Oct
29
Video: August Alsina – ‘Grindin”

August Alsina

Six weeks after collapsing on stage during his show at New York City’s Irving Plaza, August Alsina gets back to business. The New Orleans crooner, who was hospitalized for exhaustion, dehydration, and seizures, spent three days in a coma and was forced to cancel the remaining dates on his “Testimony Live” tour.

But the hustle continues. On his first new song on six months, which was inspired by Lil Wayne’s “Grindin’,” he address the rumors, haters, and his now famous fall.

“A lot of these lames kept hatin’ on a ni**a / When I took a little fall you was steppin on a ni**a,” he sings on the Knucklehead-produced track.

He continues, “I just got of out of a coma / It showed me that when God is for me, no weapon can hold me / That’s why I go hard for N.O. and my homies, and I pay homage to ni**as before me.”

August will perform for his largest audience yet when he joins Usher on his “UR Experience” tour beginning November 1 in Montreal.

Watch him confront his critics and put on for his city in the dark and haunting video.

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Oct
28
Video: Danity Kane – ‘Rhythm of Love’

Danity Kane

Danity Kane may have disbanded, but they spread love in the feel-good video for “Rhythm of Love,” a fan favorite off their farewell album DK3, which was released this week (stream it here).

Aubrey, Dawn, and Shannon don’t appear in the Dan Fisher-directed clip, instead letting everyday people illustrate their message. Lovestruck men start dancing and singing the infectious lyrics when they see women who catch their eye. From a pool boy to Spider-Man, the fellas get lost in the rhythm of love and one lucky dude even scores a phone number.

Despite the breakup, DK’s fans are still showing their support by making the album No. 1 on iTunes R&B chart.

Watch what happens when love takes over.

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Oct
28
Video Premiere: Don Benjamin f/ Eric Bellinger – ‘Jealous’

Don Benjamin

After starring as Keyshia Cole’s love interest in her Point of No Return video series, Don Benjamin drops the video for his Redwine-produced single “Jealous” featuring Eric Bellinger.

Directed by Toroh Films, the clip stars Miami model and Justin Bieber’s gal pal Chantel Jeffries. While his girl (played by Jeffries) sits at home jealous, Don hits up Crooks & Castles, but he can’t keep the ladies off him.

The model-turned-rapper has built a massive following on Instagram (over 850k followers) and has appeared on “America’s Next Top Model” and in fashion campaigns for Guess, Moods of Norway, and Pink Dolphin. Now he has set his sights on the music industry with the release of his debut album, due out next year.

“Jealous” is now available on iTunes. Watch the video exclusively on Rap-Up.com.

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Oct
27
Video: Future – ‘Hardly’

Future

On the eve of his Monster mixtape release, Future pays tribute to his Freebandz associate OG Double D, who was shot and killed last year. The Atlanta rapper fights his demons in the self-directed video for the 808 Mafia-produced “Hardly.” As he sits against an all-white set, Future Hendrix laments about being treated like an outcast and numbs his pain with molly and champagne.

“Trying to find right in my wrong / Hope my legacy live on,” he emotes.

Future’s Monster mixtape drops Tuesday at 10:28 p.m. EST featuring “Break the Rules” and the title track.

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