Music Videos

Aug
19
Video: Nicki Minaj – ‘Anaconda’

Nicki Minaj

Baby got back. Nicki Minaj drops the big and bootyful video for her Sir Mix-a-Lot-sampled banger “Anaconda.” The tropical-themed clip, directed by Colin Tilley, stars the reigning rap queen in all her voluptuous glory.

She shakes her famous ass in a rainforest before heading to the gym, where she does yoga in a G-string. Next, it’s to the kitchen, where she sprays whipped cream on her breasts and eats a banana. In between her chair choreography, she gives Drake a lap dance he won’t ever forget…but just don’t touch.

Produced by Polow Da Don and Da Internz, the raucous rump shaker will appear on Nicki’s upcoming third album The Pinkprint, due this fall.

The video is everything and more, and we cannot lie.

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Aug
19
Video: Trey Songz – ‘What’s Best for You’

Trey Songz

Trey Songz doubles his pleasure in the video for “What’s Best for You,” the latest single off his chart-topping album Trigga. In the cinematic clip, which debuted on Twitter, the R&B heartthrob juggles two relationships at the same damn time. He charms both ladies, but in the end, he’s left in an empty bed.

“I want what’s best for you, but I don’t want you to leave / It’s not about what I want, but it’s all about what you need,” sings Trey.

Just last week, he and Chris Brown announced a co-headlining tour for this fall.

See Trigga go from hero to zero real quick.

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Aug
19
Video: HAIM f/ A$AP Ferg – ‘My Song 5′

Vanessa Bayer and A$AP Ferg

A$AP Ferg invades daytime television in the video for HAIM’s “My Song 5.” Directed by Dugan O’Neal, the comical clip centers around a Jerry Springer-type talk show called “The Dallas Murphy Show.”

Vanessa Bayer of “Saturday Night Live” plays host Dallas Murphy, and the video features cameos from a cat-loving Ke$ha, Big Sean, Grimes, Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend, Ariel Rechtshaid, and the Traplord himself, who discovers that his girlfriend has a girlfriend.

The original song appears on the sister trio’s debut album Days Are Gone, which was released in September.

Watch all the drama go down.

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Aug
15
Video: Vince Staples – ‘Blue Suede’

Vince Staples

Vince Staples takes it to his ‘hood in the dark video for his single “Blue Suede.” The XXL Freshman shares a typical day in his life in Long Beach, Calif. He wakes up in a house full of people and goes about his day, rapping on the roof, playing dominoes on the lawn, and sipping 40s with his homies.

Following his March mixtape Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2, the Odd Future affiliate is working on his debut EP Hell Can Wait. He can also be heard on Common’s album Nobody’s Smiling and Jhen√© Aiko’s EP Sail Out.

Head to the land of palm trees and sunshine with Vince.

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Aug
15
Video: Cam’ron – ‘Sweetest’

Cam'ron

It’s just one of those days for Cam’ron in the reflective video for “Sweetest,” a cut off the second installment of his 1st of the Month EP series. Draped in his signature pink mink, the Dipset leader kicks back on the couch and remembers his fallen friends while sipping from a bottle of vodka and smoking a joint.

“I stay high in glitter ’cause I miss my ni**as,” raps Killa Cam while throwback footage and photos of his homies flash across the screen.

1st of the Month: Volume 2 is out now featuring Nicki Minaj and Jim Jones, with production from araabMUZIK.

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Aug
14
Video: Chris Brown f/ Usher & Rick Ross – ‘New Flame’

Chris Brown

Fresh off announcing his joint tour with Trey Songz, Chris Brown lights up the screen with another R&B kingpin, Usher, in the video for “New Flame.”

Decked out in all white against an all-white set, an umbrella-toting Breezy shows off his fancy footwork alongside some bikini-clad babes. He also hits the sand and literally sparks flames with his fiery moves.

His mentor Usher joins him for some synchronized choreography, a shirtless Rozay sits on a throne while surrounded by models, and even Tyga makes a cameo.

Chris’ album X is due September 16 featuring Nicki Minaj (“Love More”) and Kendrick Lamar (“Autumn Leaves”), with production from Timbaland, Danja, Pharrell, and Drumma Boy.

Watch the R&B kings bring the heat.

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Aug
14
Video: Michael Jackson – ‘A Place With No Name’

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson would have turned 55 this month. But his legacy continues to live on in the short film for “A Place With No Name,” the latest single off his posthumous album Xscape, which premiered on Twitter and was shown on the Jumbotron in Times Square on Wednesday evening.

In the beautifully-shot clip, directed by Samuel Bayer (Nirvana, Rolling Stones), a man is led to a magical place by a mysterious woman. The video also includes outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage of MJ shot during the production of his “In the Closet” short film, which has been kept in the vault since 1992.

The Dr. Freeze-produced song, which samples America’s 1972 classic “A Horse With No Name,” was originally recorded in 1998 at Record Plant Recording Studio. Stargate contributed additional production.

All hail the King of Pop.

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