Music Videos

Dec
15
Video: Pusha T – ‘Lunch Money’

Pusha T

Crime by design. After debuting the song last month, Pusha T serves up a video for his Kanye West-produced single “Lunch Money.” In the gritty and eery video, directed by Emil Nava, the G.O.O.D. Music rapper whips through the streets in a Porsche, while dancers bust a move in the grainy surveillance footage.

Pusha has been in the studio with Pharrell and plans to drop his new album King Push in 2015.

Watch the sting operation go down below.

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Dec
15
Video: Kid Ink – ‘Cool Back’

Cool Back

Kid Ink brings the “Cool Back” in the latest video off his major label sophomore album Full Speed. In the dark clip, the L.A. rapper turns his swag on while he performs in a dimly-lit warehouse.

“Walk in this bitch like a motherfu**in’ villain, fashion police should arrest that ni**a,” he raps.

The follow-up to My Own Lane, which is now available for pre-order on iTunes, drops February 3 featuring “Body Language” with Usher and Tinashe.

“I named my last album My Own Lane because that’s exactly how I felt at the time,” said Kid Ink. “After having an amazing year, I feel like I am just now hitting my stride and I’m going full speed in my own lane on this album.”

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Dec
13
Video: Ariana Grande – ‘Santa Tell Me’

Ariana Grande

Deck the halls. Ariana Grande spreads some holiday cheer in the fun and festive video for her Christmas single “Santa Tell Me.” The Grammy-nominated diva dons a onesie and spirit hood while chilling in bed with her dancers, and rocks around the Christmas tree and down the staircase in reindeer antlers.

After a long day of revelry, they crash on the couch, and she shares some funny outtakes from the shoot. Her dog Toulouse also makes a cameo, while one of her dancers plays Santa.

A year ago, she released her four-track Christmas EP Christmas Kisses featuring a cover of Wham!’s “Last Christmas.”

On February 25, Ariana will kick off her North American “Honeymoon Tour.”

Grab some eggnog and crash Ariana’s holiday house party.

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Dec
12
Video: Big K.R.I.T. f/ Raphael Saadiq – ‘Soul Food’

Soul Food

There’s no place like home. Just in time for the holidays, Big K.R.I.T. serves up some “Soul Food” with the third release from his sophomore album Cadillactica. In the Alex Nazari-directed clip featuring Raphael Saadiq, the Mississippi MC reflects on family and friends and good times that seem to be long forgotten in today’s society.

“I feel like now more than ever, we need to remember those times, where it was nothing but our family and friends, and soul food,” he says.

Gather round the table and partake in some Southern hospitality.

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Dec
12
Video: Jhené Aiko – ‘Wading’

Wading

Following the release of her debut album in September, Jhené Aiko caps off her successful year with her sexiest video yet for “Wading,” the latest single off Souled Out.

The R&B siren plays a temptress in a seedy underground nightclub in the dark and mysterious clip. At the end, a fight breaks out as one of the men tries to protect Jhené, and busts out some impressive martial arts moves before the SWAT team raids the place.

Jhené was nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best R&B Song (“The Worst”) at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

She is currently on her “Enter the Void Tour” with SZA, The Internet, and Willow Smith, which wraps December 21 in Minneapolis.

UPDATE: Jhené has released the uncut version, which features a violent ending.

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Dec
12
Video: Sam Smith – ‘Like I Can’

Sam Smith

After scoring six Grammy nominations including Record of the Year and Album of the Year, Sam Smith debuts the video for “Like I Can,” the latest single off his album In the Lonely Hour.

Clad in a tuxedo, the British crooner and his boys take on the town. The dapper gentlemen walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and end up taking shots at the bar in the black-and-white clip.

Sam has also released a cover of the holiday classic “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” which he premiered during “A Very Grammy Christmas” special earlier this month.

On January 9, he will embark on his North American tour, with stops at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, and L.A.’s Forum.

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Dec
12
Video: Nicki Minaj f/ Drake, Lil Wayne, & Chris Brown – ‘Only’

Lil Wayne, Drake, and Nicki Minaj

Bad bitch alert. Nicki Minaj turns Pink Friday into Black Friday in the dark and twisted video for “Only,” the third single off The Pinkprint. In the Hannah Lux Davis-directed clip (“Bang Bang”), the rap queen plays a dominatrix, who tortures her male victims in an underground sex dungeon.

Her Young Money brothers Drake and Lil Wayne marvel at her assets, while her “Love More” collaborator Chris Brown makes a creepy cameo, complete with colored contacts and a grill.

Due December 15, The Pinkprint also features Beyoncé, Ariana Grande, Jessie Ware, Meek Mill, and more.

Nicki will appear on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “The Real” next week to promote the album.

Watch Queen Nicki dominate the screen.

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