Music Videos

Oct
15
Video: Shanell f/ Chanel West Coast – ‘Hittin Like’

Chanel West Coast, Lil Twist, and Shanell

Shanell goes to bat with Chanel West Coast in the flirty and fun video for “Hittin Like” off the Young Money: Rise of an Empire compilation.

Young Money’s leading ladies round up their all-girls team and play some ball against the fellas, but the guys prove to be no match. They suffer an embarrassing loss, while the girls celebrate by getting their hands on their hunky opponents. Plus, look for cameos from their YMCMB family members Lil Twist and Mack Maine.

Shanell released her mixtape Nobody’s Bitch 2 in July and Chanel West Coast is readying her Young Money debut for 2015. The first single is expected to drop by the end of the year.

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Oct
14
Video: Big K.R.I.T. f/ Rico Love – ‘Pay Attention’

Big K.R.I.T.

Big K.R.I.T. caters to the ladies in the simple, yet slick visuals for his Jim Jonsin-directed single “Pay Attention” featuring Rico Love. The Mississippi rapper, who is currently on his 31-date “Pay Attention” tour, rocks a black-and-white wardrobe while getting up close with a lingerie-clad lady.

His sophomore album Cadillactica drops November 11 featuring Raphael Saadiq, Lupe Fiasco, E-40, and Wiz Khalifa, with production from K.R.I.T, Terrace Martin, and Will Power.

Watch the video and stream the DJ Dahi-produced title track below.

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Oct
14
Stream The Wow’s Debut Album ‘LGNDRY’

The Wow

Los Angeles-based hip-hop duo The Wow, consisting of Balthazar Getty and KO THE LEGEND, aim for LGNDRY status with their PurpleHaus Music debut.

Produced entirely by Getty, the 18-track LP combines classic hip-hop elements with futuristic sounds, and features appearances from Prodigy, Fat Lip, and Method Man, who is featured on the first single, “Masterpiece.”

“It’s a relief to have your content out in the ether,” said KO, who has been working with Getty for over a year. “We make music for the people and after being the Doula for the birth of this album, I’m happy to say I’m proud of what we have created.”

The video for the title track was filmed by Adam Roberts and co-directed by Getty and Roberts. Shot in Getty’s “Miller Dr.” studio in the Hollywood Hills, the dark and eery clip takes viewers inside a late-night recording session with the duo, and features collage-covered walls of 1960s images, priceless artwork, and antique chandeliers hanging from the painted ceilings.

LGNDRY is now available on iTunes. You can stream the album below and watch the video for “LGNDRY” exclusively on Rap-Up.

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Oct
14
Video: Yelawolf – ‘Till It’s Gone’

Yelawolf

After debuting the song on “Sons of Anarchy,” Yelawolf drops the powerful video for “Till It’s Gone” off his upcoming album Love Story. The Alabama spitter sails through the bayou while telling his fellow men to man up. The visuals show one father taking care of his baby, while another loses his life.

“You handle your own when you become a man / And become a man when you handle your own,” he sings on the guitar-driven track.

Yela can also be heard alongside Eminem, Slaughterhouse, Bad Meets Evil, and D-12 on the upcoming ShadyXV compilation, which drops November 24.

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Oct
14
Video: Teyana Taylor – ‘Do Not Disturb’

Teyana Taylor

After dropping a video for “Business” last week, Teyana Taylor serves up the steamy teaser for “Do Not Disturb,” her collaboration with Chris Brown. In the dark and mysterious clip, a blonde Teyana sneaks into a man’s hotel room. She smells his clothes and undresses before rolling on the bed.

The seductive track will appear on her G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam debut VII, which also features Pusha T, Yo Gotti, and Fabolous. Teyana plans to release visual teasers each Tuesday leading up to the November 4 release.

Go behind closed doors with G.O.O.D. Music’s First Lady.

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Oct
14
Video: Mila J – ‘Times Like These’

Mila J

With her five-track EP M.I.L.A. now available, Mila J shows off her acting chops in the mini-movie for her ballad “Times Like These.” When her man (played by Kevin McCall) gets caught up with the law, a loyal Mila stands by him. He gets arrested, but in a surprise twist, she ends up taking the fall.

“I’ll do what I gotta do in times like these,” she sings.

Mila plans to put out videos for the other two tracks off her EP including the B.o.B-assisted “Champion” and “Pain in My Heart” featuring Problem.

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Oct
14
Video: Ashanti f/ French Montana – ‘Early in the Morning’

Early in the Morning

Ashanti turns up the heat in the steamy video for her French Montana-assisted single “Early in the Morning” off March’s Braveheart. The R&B diva, who celebrated her 34th birthday on Monday, hits the studio (look for a cameo from her younger sister Shia), but she can’t take her mind off her man (played by French). He keeps texting her so she rolls over to the club, where she puts on a sexy show just for him.

The two previously collaborated on Ashanti’s 2012 single “No One Greater,” and Ashanti made a cameo in French’s “R&B Bitches” video over the summer.

Get your seductive wake-up call from Ashanti.

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