Music Videos

Oct
17
Video: Fat Joe f/ Jennifer Lopez – ‘Stressin”

Fat Joe and J.Lo

The Don Cartagena has returned. Fat Joe reunites with Jennifer Lopez in the Eif Rivera-directed video for “Stressin’,” their first collaboration since 2005′s “Hold You Down.”

In the celebratory clip, shot in New York last month, the Bronx superstars hit the club and turn all the way up. All eyes are on the duo as they perform on the banquette underneath a chandelier and hold court in VIP with French Montana, while J.Lo reps her city in a glittery gold “NYC” crop top.

Pop a bottle with J.Lo and Joe.

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Oct
16
Video: The Game f/ Problem, Bad Lucc, & Huddy – ‘T.H.O.T.’

The Game

Girls gone wild. With his album Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf in stores, Game pays homage to the “T.H.O.T.” in his latest video featuring Problem, Bad Lucc, and Huddy. The Compton spitter throws a pool party in the NSFW clip, which co-stars a slew of drunk and hot girls, who are down for just about anything.

The song does not appear on Blood Moon, which features collaborations with 2 Chainz, Soulja Boy, T.I., Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown. The album is expected to sell 27,000-30,000 copies in its first week.

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Oct
15
Video: Vince Staples – ‘Fire’

Vince Staples

Fresh off his powerful performance with Common and Jay Electronica at last night’s BET Hip-Hop Awards, Vince Staples takes it to church in the dark and symbolic video for “Fire.”

The Long Beach, Calif. rapper confesses his sins to the pastor (“I’m probably finna go to hell anyway”) while rapping in front of the stained-glass windows.

His seven-track EP Hell Can Wait was released earlier this month featuring the single “Blue Suede” and the Teyana Taylor-assisted “Limos.”

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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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