Music Videos

Jul
15
Video: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic – ‘Word Crimes’

Word Crimes

After spoofing Pharrell’s “Happy,” “Weird Al” Yankovic schools the grammatically challenged in his second of eight video parodies off his new album Mandatory Fun.

The pop satirist remakes Robin Thicke’s No. 1 hit “Blurred Lines” into “Word Crimes,” poking fun at those who don’t know how to spell or conjugate using the famous #THICKE-style hash tags from the original video.

“You should never write words using numbers unless you’re seven or your name is Prince,” he advises.

Questlove praised the song. “if committed 2 memory the sng cld raise you’re education level. its great @alyankovic,” said The Roots drummer.

Get a four-minute grammar lesson from Mr. Yankovic.

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Jul
15
Video: Nas – ‘Represent’

Nas

Twenty years after its release, Nas’ Illmatic classic “Represent” gets an official video.

The Queens veteran and Mass Appeal held a contest inviting fans to create the visuals. The winner, Brian Katz, was chosen to direct alongside Mass Appeal’s own Jason Goldwatch.

The black-and-white clip was inspired by the soundtrack to the 1924 silent film, The Thief of Bagdad, which DJ Premier sampled on the song.

“As someone who has had Illmatic in heavy rotation for the past 20 years, the opportunity to represent as a true fan in sharing my vision with Nas and have Jason Goldwatch help bring that vision to reality is proof positive that indeed ‘The World Is Yours,’” said Katz.

Illmatic XX, a special 20th anniversary edition of Nas’ seminal debut, is available now featuring rare remixes, unreleased demos, and freestyles.

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Jul
15
Video: Wiz Khalifa f/ Juicy J and Project Pat – ‘KK’

Wiz Khalifa

Inhale, exhale. Wiz Khalifa blazes up the trippy video for his smokers’ anthem “KK” featuring Juicy J and Project Pat. The superstar stoner blows trees in a room full of black lights. Project Pat takes the throne while smoking a massive joint, and naked women parade around covered in neon body paint.

The Jim Jonsin-produced song is set to appear on Wiz’ album Blacc Hollywood, due August 19. The project also features Snoop Dogg, Nas, ScHoolboy Q, Ty Dolla $ign, Chevy Woods, and more.

On July 24, Wiz will kick off his third annual “Under the Influence of Music” tour with Jeezy, Ty Dolla $ign, and Mack Wilds.

Watch Wiz light up the scene.

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Jul
15
Video: K Camp f/ Lil Boosie, YG, & Too $hort – ‘Cut Her Off (Remix)’

Lil Boosie, K Camp, and YG

After spawning remixes by everyone from Rick Ross to Tiny, K Camp rolls out the official remix video to his street anthem “Cut Her Off.” Shot on a soundstage in L.A. last month, the Michael Mihail-directed clip co-stars Lil Boosie, YG, and Too $hort.

“When I do remixes, I really wanna grab somebody from every side,” K Camp told Rap-Up. “It was only right getting Boosie. He just got out and he got the momentum goin’ crazy. YG’s killin’ the West Coast, and Too $hort’s a legend. He cuttin’ bitches off every day.”

The Atlanta rapper has also shot a video for “Blessing,” the next single off his EP In Due Time.

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Jul
14
Video: Ab-Soul f/ ScHoolboy Q – ‘Hunnid Stax’

ScHoolboy Q and Ab-Soul

Money, cash, hoes. Ab-Soul parties like a rock star in the video for “Hunnid Stax” featuring ScHoolboy Q.

The TDE rapper makes out with two women in the back of a limo before rolling up to a house party. With the liquor flowing and the kush burning, he gets high and makes it rain in the living room, while Q, Mac Miller, and Jay Rock crash the crib.

The song can be found on Ab-Soul’s album These Days…, which debuted at No. 11 with 22,000 copies.

Grab a red cup and join the TDE party.

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Jul
14
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Spoofs Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ in ‘Tacky’ Video

Weird Al Yankovic

You know you’ve made it when Weird Al spoofs your song. The parodist remakes Pharrell’s inescapable hit “Happy” in “Tacky,” his first of eight music videos to be released over the next eight days.

The clip, shot at the Palace Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, stars comedians Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Kristen Schaal, and Jack Black.

While sporting a wild wardrobe, Weird Al pokes fun at all things tacky including a YOLO license plate and taking selfies at funerals.

“Now I’m dropping names almost constantly / That’s what Kanye West keeps tellin’ me,” he sings.

Al’s 14th album Mandatory Fun drops tomorrow and includes parodies of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” Lorde’s “Royals,” and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.”

Watch his first of eight videos below.

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Jul
11
Video: SZA – ‘Julia / (Tender)’

SZA

Following her “Divinity” collaboration with Jill Scott, SZA brings more smooth vibes with the video for “Julia,” a cut off her Z EP.

TDE’s First Lady rides along the oceanside in the back seat of an old school Mercedes. She ends on the beach at night while a new song called “Tender” plays in the background.

See SZA showcase her effortless style.

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