Music Videos

Sep
14
Video: DJ SpinKing f/ Tyga, Jeremih, & Velous – ‘Adult Swim’

Jeremih and Tyga

Summer may almost be over, but the party don’t stop in the video for “Adult Swim.” DJ SpinKing calls out his homies Tyga, Jeremih, and Velous and heads to Malibu for a beachside bash. The fellas ride ATVs and smoke the hookah, while bikini-clad babes strut around on the sand.

The original song, produced by Vinylz and SpinKing, features A$AP Ferg, but he does not appear in the video.

Drop the top and ride out.

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Sep
12
Video: Chris Brown f/ Ariana Grande – ‘Don’t Be Gone Too Long’

Chris Brown and Ariana Grande

Chris Brown sparks a new flame with Ariana Grande in the long-awaited video for their pop-dance collaboration “Don’t Be Gone Too Long.” The medieval-themed clip, directed by Brown, was shot earlier this year, but was put on hold after Chris’ jail sentence.

The pop superstars show off their chemistry in the romantic scenes. Ariana plays a princess, who falls in love with Chris, but the kingdom does not approve of their relationship. Breezy is captured and locked away, but nothing can keep them apart. He eventually manages to escape and return to his love.

A version of the song without Ariana appears on Chris’ album X, which drops Tuesday.

Watch their forbidden love story unfold.

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Sep
12
Lyrica Anderson Covers DJ Khaled’s ‘Hold You Down’

Lyrica Anderson

When she’s not writing hits for Beyoncé (“Jealous”) and Jennifer Hudson (“Walk It Out”), Lyrica Anderson is quickly making a name for herself as a solo artist.

In May, the L.A. singer-songwriter, who was previously signed to Timbaland’s Mosley Music Group, released her ’90s R&B-inspired EP King Me 2 featuring Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, and Kevin Gates.

Now the gifted scribe has given DJ Khaled’s “Hold You Down” a makeover, showing off her sultry vocals and lyrical skills.

You can also hear her pen game on Tinashe’s A$AP Rocky-assisted single “Pretend” and Jeezy’s “Fuck the World” featuring August Alsina.

Watch Lyrica’s Khaled cover and get to know her in our exclusive interview below.

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Sep
11
Video: Boots – ‘Mercy’

Boots

The world was introduced to the many talents of Boots through Beyoncé’s surprise album. The elusive singer-songwriter, who wrote and produced the bulk of Beyoncé including “Partition” and “Drunk in Love,” has since scored the trailer for Shades of Grey and released his mixtape WinterSpringSummerFall in May.

Now he gives us the video for his latest song “Mercy.” In the self-directed clip, a bloodied and bruised Boots aka Jordy Asher walks, then runs down a deserted road before tragedy strikes in the last five seconds.

Watch the startling ending to his story.

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Sep
11
Video: Tyga – ‘Real Deal’

Tyga

It’s not the weekend yet, but Tyga hits the strip club in the video for his slapper “Real Deal.” Strippers work the pole as he makes it rain all night long in the NSFW clip, which features lots of booty.

Tyga is gearing up to release The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty on November 18. Kanye West will serve as executive producer.

“[Kanye] hears certain melodies that I wouldn’t hear or even think about adding,” Tyga told Nylon Guys. “He taught me that 808 drums and bass aren’t enough. You have to have that warmth.”

The Last Kings rapper also recently went in front of the lens to shoot a video for “Dope” with A$AP Rocky.

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Sep
11
Video: Kid Sister – ‘Higher’

Jane Jupiter

Kid Sister returns with DUSK2DAWN: The Diary of Jane Jupiter, her first mixtape in three years. The Chicago rapper, best known for her Kanye West-assisted hit “Pro Nails,” introduces her funky new sound and alter ego Jane Jupiter in the video for the Dam-Funk-assisted “Higher,” produced by Chad Hugo of The Neptunes.

“We are in the desert, and I’m wearing this suit, and kind of in this dystopian existence, this alien thing. Not super dialed-in, but it looked really visually striking,” she told Stereogum.

She also gets candid about her struggle with depression on the 12-track mixtape. “I felt suicidal all the time with idealizations, thinking about it in terms of real ways that it could happen. I was really, really, really sad,” she said.

But thankfully, she was able to get out of her dark place. “I feel like Jane Jupiter is perhaps me but in an exalted form,” she said.

Watch the rebirth of Kid Sister in the shiny new visuals.

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Sep
10
Video: Faith Evans f/ Missy Elliott & Sharaya J – ‘I Deserve It’

Missy Elliott, Faith Evans, and Sharaya J

Four years after the release of her last album, Faith Evans returns in the Derek Blanks-directed video for “I Deserve It.”

With her girls Missy Elliott and Sharaya J by her side, the First lady hits the club in search of a mighty good man. But what she finds is a bunch of losers. Several suitors including YouTube sensation Ice JJ Fish try to put the moves on her, but it’s Terrell Owens who eventually knocks her off her feet.

Faith’s sixth album Incomparable is due November 25 featuring contributions from Jazmine Sullivan and Karen Clark-Sheard.

Watch the ladies make it hot.

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