Music Videos

Video: DJ Mustard f/ Ty Dolla $ign & 2 Chainz – ‘Down On Me’

2 Chainz, DJ Mustard, and Ty Dolla $ign

DJ Mustard has become one of the most in-demand hitmakers in hip-hop, producing for everyone from T.I. to Tinashe. On August 12, the L.A. beatmaster will release his debut album 10 Summers for free via Google Play.

The 12 tracks include appearances from Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Boosie, Jeezy, Fabolous, YG, Big Sean, and more.

He teams with 2 Chainz and Ty Dolla $ign in the video for the first single “Down On Me.” Shot in a warehouse in Atlanta, the Matt Swinsky-directed clip features a menagerie of exotic animals including snakes, crocodiles, and wolves, plus plenty of big booties.

Step into their wild world.

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Video: Ja Rule – ‘SuperStar’

Ja Rule

Since his release from prison last May, Ja Rule has penned a memoir Unruly: The Highs and Lows of Becoming a Man and starred in the Christian drama I’m in Love with a Church Girl.

He also continues to promote his 2012 album Pain Is Love 2, which was released while he was serving a 28-month sentence for attempted illegal gun possession and tax evasion.

In his latest video for “SuperStar,” the Queens rapper shares his addiction to the fast life while cruising down the Las Vegas Strip in a Phantom.

Rule is already working on Genius Loves Company, his first album since PIL2, to be released in 2015.

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Video: French Montana f/ Fabolous & Wale – ‘R&B Bitches’

Ashanti and French Montana

From Mary J. Blige to Miley Cyrus, French Montana pays tribute to the baddest chicks in music in the Eif Rivera-directed video for “R&B Bitches” featuring Fabolous and Wale. The Coke Boy is surrounded by ladies as he cruises in his yacht, and hollers at one of his dream girls, Ashanti.

Loso shares his dreams of bagging a pop star like Kelly Clarkson or Christina Aguilera, while Wale has a thing for Tinashe and Erykah Badu.

French is currently working on his album Mac & Cheese 4 with Kanye West, who produced five or six tracks including one called “Gucci Mane” featuring Rick Ross and Lil Wayne. The first single, “Don’t Panic,” is expected soon.

See them salute the Rihannas and Rowlands.

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Video: K Camp – ‘Blessing’

K Camp

First he cut ‘em off, and now K Camp is showing gratitude to the special lady in his life in the cinematic video for “Blessing,” the second single off his debut EP In Due Time. When the Atlanta rapper hits it big, he helps pay for his ex-girlfriend’s college tuition, but her new man get jealous of their relationship and reacts violently.

“It’s real deep, something different for me,” K Camp told Rap-Up. “It’s like we shot a movie. I did one performance scene and everything else was acting.”

The video carries a powerful message: “It’s easy to get caught up with the day to day, but don’t forget to hold on to your Blessing.”

K Camp has been working on his full-length debut, and has been in the studio with Ty Dolla $ign, Problem, and Big Sean.

Witness the tragic ending to his love story.

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Video: Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, & Ty Dolla $ign – ‘Shell Shocked’

Wiz Khalifa

Turtle power. Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, and Ty Dolla $ign join forces in the illustrated video for the Kill the Noise and Madsonik-produced banger “Shell Shocked” off the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles soundtrack. The hip-hop trio step into the action-packed world of Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael in Michael Bay’s movie.

“[Paramount] heard about how big of a fan I was of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and their whole legacy,” said Wiz. “I actually have Donatello tattooed on my leg, so when they asked me to do it, just being a fan and being a musician, it made sense. In my generation, I think everyone who listens to me loves the Turtles as much as I do, so it just made sense.”

The reboot of the animated TV series, starring Megan Fox and Johnny Knoxville, opens in theaters on August 8.

Watch them bring the blockbuster to life. Cowabunga, dudes!

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Video: Future – ‘Coupe’


Future gets animated in the video for his new song “Coupe.” The Freebandz rapper stunts on the streets, pushing 140 mph as he races against the devil, but his joy ride comes to an end when his mom finds out.

The track is part of Adult Swim’s singles series, and will be available for free download on Monday, July 28.

Fresh off his North American tour, Future has announced the European leg of the “Honest Tour.” The 18-date trek kicks off in Birmingham, U.K. on November 2, and stops in major cities including London, Paris, Milan, and Berlin.

Watch him push it to the limit.

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Video: Nina Sky f/ Smoke DZA – ‘Stoners’

Nina Sky

You don’t need to pop molly to experience the trippy effects of Nina Sky’s intoxicating video for “Stoners.” The duo, consisting of sisters Natalie and Nicole, take viewers on a psychedelic journey through the streets of New York, and link up with supreme stoner Smoke DZA.

“The video was about portraying the song’s psychedelic vibe instead of building a storyline,” Natalie told Dazed. “We wanted the viewer to feel that stoned feeling.”

The Sky NDGO-produced track, which samples oOoOO’s “Break Yr Heartt,” was released in April.

Catch their high.

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