Music Videos

Aug
14
Video: Chris Brown f/ Usher & Rick Ross – ‘New Flame’

Chris Brown

Fresh off announcing his joint tour with Trey Songz, Chris Brown lights up the screen with another R&B kingpin, Usher, in the video for “New Flame.”

Decked out in all white against an all-white set, an umbrella-toting Breezy shows off his fancy footwork alongside some bikini-clad babes. He also hits the sand and literally sparks flames with his fiery moves.

His mentor Usher joins him for some synchronized choreography, a shirtless Rozay sits on a throne while surrounded by models, and even Tyga makes a cameo.

Chris’ album X is due September 16 featuring Nicki Minaj (“Love More”) and Kendrick Lamar (“Autumn Leaves”), with production from Timbaland, Danja, Pharrell, and Drumma Boy.

Watch the R&B kings bring the heat.

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Aug
14
Video: Michael Jackson – ‘A Place With No Name’

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson would have turned 55 this month. But his legacy continues to live on in the short film for “A Place With No Name,” the latest single off his posthumous album Xscape, which premiered on Twitter and was shown on the Jumbotron in Times Square on Wednesday evening.

In the beautifully-shot clip, directed by Samuel Bayer (Nirvana, Rolling Stones), a man is led to a magical place by a mysterious woman. The video also includes outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage of MJ shot during the production of his “In the Closet” short film, which has been kept in the vault since 1992.

The Dr. Freeze-produced song, which samples America’s 1972 classic “A Horse With No Name,” was originally recorded in 1998 at Record Plant Recording Studio. Stargate contributed additional production.

All hail the King of Pop.

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Aug
13
Video: PARTYNEXTDOOR f/ Drake – ‘Recognize’

PARTYNEXTDOOR

Turn up. PARTYNEXTDOOR hits the west side with Drake in the seductive video for “Recognize” off his EP PARTYNEXTDOOR TWO, which debuted at No. 15. The Mississauga crooner cruises down Rodeo Drive with Kylie Jenner and sails on a yacht with some bikini-clad babes in the grainy clip.

He meets up with his OVO Sound family members at Drake’s crib in Calabasas, which is decked out in arcade games and an OVO pool table.

PND will join Drizzy on select dates of the “Drake Vs. Lil Wayne” tour, starting August 25 in Boston.

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Aug
13
Video: French Montana – ‘Don’t Panic’

French Montana and Khloe Kardashian

French Montana unleashes the frightening video for his DJ-Mustard-produced single “Don’t Panic,” which was inspired by the horror film The Purge. In the dark and twisted clip, directed by Eif Rivera, a man tortures a woman while masked men gather around a burning car.

French’s girlfriend Khloe Kardashian also makes a cameo as a crossbow-bearing assassin.

But it all turns out to be a joke when the masked men reveal themselves.

French’s sophomore album Mac & Cheese 4 is due this fall.

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Aug
13
Video: Iggy Azalea f/ Rita Ora – ‘Black Widow’

Rita Ora and Iggy Azalea

Blonde ambition. Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora slay the screen in the cinematic video for “Black Widow,” the latest single off Iggy’s debut The New Classic. After channeling Clueless in her “Fancy” video, the Aussie rap sensation draws inspiration from Quentin Tarantino’s thriller Kill Bill.

The femme fatales star as sword-wielding samurais in the action-packed clip, which was shot in L.A. and features cameos from T.I. and Kill Bill star Michael Madsen. Iggy plays a waitress at a diner and dreams of exacting revenge on the obnoxious Madsen, but something gets to him first.

Before they went in front of the camera, the ladies underwent kung fu and samurai fight training.

They will perform the song live at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 24.

Watch them go in for the kill.

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Aug
12
Video: Ariana Grande f/ Zedd – ‘Break Free’

Ariana Grande

After topping the iTunes singles chart with the Big Sean-assisted “Best Mistake,” Ariana Grande surprises her Arianators with the video for “Break Free” featuring Zedd.

The pop crusader explores a galaxy far, far away in the futuristic clip, which was inspired by Barbarella and Star Wars. Ariana plays an intergalactic princess who comes to rescue the planet from the dark side. She uses her breasts as weapons and crushes the enemy robots before racing off in her spaceship with Zedd and some extraterrestrial friends.

“It’s inspired by Jane Fonda in Barbarella and Star Wars and space,” Ariana told Ryan Seacrest. “It’s more throwback, campy.”

Her sophomore album My Everything drops August 25 featuring The Weeknd, A$AP Ferg, and Childish Gambino, plus the Iggy Azalea-assisted hit “Problem” and “Bang Bang” with Nicki Minaj and Jessie J.

The day before her album release, Ariana will perform “Break Free” at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in L.A.

Blast into space with Princess Ariana.

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Aug
12
Video: Yo Gotti – ‘Errybody’

Yo Gotti

Yo Gotti shines a light on the culture of copycats in the satirical video for “Errybody.” A group of wannabe thugs from the suburbs pose as gangstas, but when the tables are turned on them, they show their true colors.

“Everybody wanna be a dope boy / Everybody wanna be a coke boy,” raps the Memphis MC, who is currently opening for Drake and Lil Wayne on tour.

The song is the first single off his upcoming seventh album The Art of Hustle.

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