Music Videos

Oct
8
Video: Steve Aoki f/ Kid Ink – ‘Delirious (Boneless)’

Kid Ink

Kid Ink has been killing the charts with his hits “Show Me,” “Main Chick,” and his latest single, “Body Language.” The Batgang leader has also taken on the dance world with his Steve Aoki collaboration “Delirious (Boneless)” featuring Chris Lake and Tujamo.

In the just-released video, the rapper and DJ wander through a trippy world while dancing with some Where the Wild Things Are-esque creatures.

In addition to Kid Ink, the first part of Aoki’s double album Neon Future features Waka Flocka Flame, will.i.am, and Machine Gun Kelly.

Kid Ink is wrapping up his “My Own Lane” European tour and is readying his sophomore album for a 2015 release. He recently went in front of the lens to shoot a video for “Body Language” with Usher and Tinashe.

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Oct
8
Video: Ne-Yo f/ Juicy J – ‘She Knows’

Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo can’t escape the strip club in the video for his Dr. Luke-produced banger “She Knows.” The racy and humorous clip co-stars Juicy J and some talented pole dancers including Nicole “The Pole” Williams, who starred in Rihanna’s “Pour It Up” video. Everywhere he goes, from the convenience store to the library to the park, he sees the sexy ladies showing out on the pole.

Ne-Yo’s sixth album Non-Fiction is due in early 2015 featuring ScHoolboy Q and the Jeezy-assisted single “Money Can’t Buy.” On October 12, he will kick off his 11-city “Live in Concert” tour in San Francisco.

Watch Ne-Yo’s strip club fantasy come to life.

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Oct
8
Video: Teyana Taylor – ‘Business’

Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor strips it down in the one-take video for “Business,” the first of several visual teasers off her debut VII. In the sexy and vulnerable clip, G.O.O.D. Music’s First Lady sits in her bathroom smoking a cigarette before removing her clothes and getting into the bathtub.

“Ain’t none of your friends’ business / Ain’t none of my friends’ business / Boy, it’s ours,” she sings on the sensual slow jam.

Teyana plans to release visual teasers each Tuesday leading up to the November 4 release of VII. The album features contributions from Chris Brown, Pusha T, Yo Gotti, Fabolous, Bangladesh, Harmony, Boi-1da, Hit-Boy, and The Order.

Watch the two-minute clip below and check out Teyana’s exclusive interview with Rap-Up TV.

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Oct
8
Video: Jessie J f/ 2 Chainz – ‘Burnin’ Up’

Jessie J

Ring the alarm. Jessie J sets the screen ablaze in the Hannah Lux Davis-directed video for her 2 Chainz-assisted single “Burnin’ Up.”

The British sensation looks hotter than ever as she lounges in a gold bikini by the pool, gets intimate with her hunky co-star, and shows off her red-hot dance moves in the sizzling clip, which was shot in Malibu. 2 Chainz adds some fuel to the fire with his scorching verse.

The dance floor-ready record, produced by Wallpaper and Axident, will appear on Jessie’s upcoming album Sweet Talker, which lands in stores on Tuesday featuring the Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande-assisted hit “Bang Bang.”

Watch Jessie make it hot.

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Oct
7
Pharrell, Stevie Wonder, Sam Smith, & Lorde Unite in ‘God Only Knows’ Video

Pharrell

The biggest names in music come together for one epic video. To celebrate the launch of BBC Music, Pharrell, Stevie Wonder, Sam Smith, Lorde, Emeli Sandé, and more have remade the Beach Boys 1966 classic “God Only Knows.”

Pharrell looks dapper in a tuxedo, Lorde rocks angel wings, Elton John wears a suit covered in butterflies, and Kylie Minogue floats in a bubble.

The whimsical visuals also feature appearances from Coldplay’s Chris Martin, One Direction, Queen’s Brian May, Florence Welch, and Brian Wilson himself.

“All of the artists did such a beautiful job I can’t thank them enough,” said the Beach Boys frontman. “I’m just honored that ‘God Only Knows’ was chosen. ‘God Only Knows’ is a very special song. An extremely spiritual song and one of the best I’ve ever written.”

Proceeds from sales of the song will benefit BBC’s Children in Need foundation.

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Oct
7
Video: Ed Sheeran – ‘Thinking Out Loud’

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran puts down the guitar and hits the dance floor in the video for his romantic ballad “Thinking Out Loud” off his No. 1 album x. In the Emil Nava-directed clip, which was shot in Los Angeles last month, the British crooner shows off his latest talent, ballroom dancing.

“‘Thinking Out Loud’ is one of my favorite tracks on the album, if not my favorite,” said Ed. “It’s a great one to perform live and means a lot to me. I wanted the video to be a little different, so I opted for ballroom dancing. I had lessons for five hours a day when I was on my U.S. tour last month.”

His friend Taylor Swift called it a “masterpiece,” while Sam Smith said that it “made my heart weep a little bit not gonna lie.”

Watch Ed like you’ve never seen him before.

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Oct
7
Video: Mary J. Blige – ‘Right Now’

Mary J. Blige

The queen comes to town. Mary J. Blige gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the recording sessions for her album The London Sessions in the black-and-white video for “Right Now.” She hits a London studio to record with British duo Disclosure, who produced the track with Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes.

“Our idea was to become part of London, to really embrace the culture, to really live in it,” Mary told The Guardian. “The music is free over here the way it used to be in the States. Artists are just free to do what they love. Listening to the radio you can hear the freedom. The music is living and breathing—you can hear that from Adele’s last album.”

The London Sessions is set for a December 2 release.

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