Music Videos

Oct
1
Video: Flying Lotus f/ Kendrick Lamar – ‘Never Catch Me’

Flying Lotus

Flying Lotus explores life after death in the Hiro Murai-directed video for “Never Catch Me,” which expands on the fantastical dream state imagery found in the video for ““Until the Quiet Comes”.”

The dark visuals start off at a funeral for a young boy and girl, but the sadness soon fades. Their souls rise out of their coffins and start to dance in front of the mourners before playing games in the backyard. With a smile on their faces, they drive off in a hearse as children chase them down the street.

The song will appear on Flying Lotus’ album You’re Dead! (due Oct. 7) featuring Snoop Dogg, Thundercat, and Kendrick.

“It just came about sort of naturally,” Lotus told Rolling Stone of collaborating with K-Dot. “He came through the crib and recorded it and it was great. The funny part is, though, that he wanted to keep that shit for his album. When I first sent him the track, he was trying to convince me to give it to him. Like, ‘Nah, man, I need that!’”

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Oct
1
Video: Tiara Thomas – ‘One Night’

Tiara Thomas

You may know her from Wale’s hit “Bad,” but Tiara Thomas can do bad all by herself. The singer-songwriter pulls off a heist in the cinematic video for her Rico Love-produced single “One Night.”

In The ENDS-directed clip, inspired by Set It Off, an armed and dangerous Tiara robs a bank where her boyfriend works. She fires off machine guns, while her partners in crime tie up her man and hold him hostage. But wait until the end for the big twist.

“One Night” will appear on Tiara’s upcoming debut The Bad Influence, due on Division1/Interscope.

Watch Tiara and her girls set it off.

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Oct
1
Video: Stalley f/ Rick Ross – ‘Everything a Dope Boy Ever Wanted’

Stalley and Rick Ross

Dope boy fresh. Stalley and Rick Ross live the Double-M-G lifestyle in the video for their latest collaboration “Everything a Dope Boy Ever Wanted.” Rozay gets a massage on his private plane and conducts deals on his iPhone 6, while Stalley reps the 330 and shouts out his labelmate Meek Mill.

Stalley’s debut Ohio arrives October 27 featuring August Alsina, Nipsey Hussle, De La Soul, and Ty Dolla $ign.

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Sep
30
Video: Elijah Blake – ‘Strange Fruit’

Elijah Blake

With his EP Drift now available, singer-songwriter Elijah Blake takes a bite of “Strange Fruit” in his sinful and seductive new video. In the Adam and Eve-inspired visuals, directed by Sean Alexander, Elijah explores his own Garden of Eden, complete with snakes and an apple-bearing Eve.

Executive produced by No I.D., Drift features eight tracks including the J. Cole-assisted “Vendetta.”

On Monday night, Elijah held an intimate listening session in L.A. to celebrate the EP’s release. No I.D., Keyshia Cole, and Laurieann Gibson were among those in attendance.

Will Elijah be able to fight temptation? Watch “Strange Fruit” below.

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Sep
30
Video: Pharrell Williams – ‘It Girl’

Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams explores the world of Japanese anime in his eye-popping video for “It Girl,” the latest release from his album G I R L.

The colorful clip—produced by Takashi Murakami, directed by Mr., co-directed by fantasista utamaro, and animated by NAZ—stars “The Voice” coach (and his famous hat) as 8-bit characters straight out of a video game. He hits the beach with some bikini-clad Baes and wanders the streets of Tokyo in his digital world.

Feast your eyes on his visual masterpiece.

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Sep
30
Video: Mila J f/ Ty Dolla $ign – ‘My Main’

M.I.L.A.

Mila J bands together with her besties in the video for her DJ Mustard-produced single “My Main” featuring Ty Dolla $ign.

The L.A. singer and her girls play sexy bartenders who work at Club Main in the dance-heavy clip, inspired by the 2000 film Coyote Ugly. They put on a show for the male patrons on top of the bar, busting out some fierce moves, and serving up drinks.

Mila’s 6-track visual EP M.I.L.A. (cover art above) arrives October 14 featuring the single “Smoke, Drink, Break-Up,” and appearances from B.o.B and Problem. Other tracks include “Champion,” “Times Like These, “Pain in My Heart,” and “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.”

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Sep
29
Video: Tinashe f/ A$AP Rocky – ‘Pretend’

A$AP Rocky and Tinashe

With a top 25 hit already under her belt, Tinashe keeps the momentum going with her Detail-produced single “Pretend” featuring A$AP Rocky.

In the dark and mysterious video, the L.A. songstress discovers that her lover is cheating on her and exacts revenge with some help from Pretty Flacko. The cinematic clip, which was shot in L.A., includes breathtaking shots of Tinashe and nature.

Aquarius arrives October 7 featuring the ScHoolboy Q-assisted hit “2 On,” with contributions from Boi-1da, DJ Mustard, Mike WiLL Made-It, and Future.

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