Videos

Oct
20
Video: ILoveMakonnen f/ Drake – ‘Tuesday’

ILoveMakonnen

Ever since Drake remixed his underground hit “Club Goin’ Up on a Tuesday” and signed him to OVO Sound, ILoveMakonnen has become an overnight sensation. Now the Atlanta rapper has everyone singing along to his Sonny Digital-produced hit in the video for “Tuesday.”

He sips out of Styrofoam cups with Drizzy and his OVO crew, and shares his strange fascination with dolls. Women don masks, much like the ones that appear on his album artwork, while a smiling Makonnen sings about molly.

The 25-year-old obtained a degree in cosmetology and dolled up mannequin heads in makeup and pink hair, with dreams of one day making his dolls famous.

When his classmates mocked him, he told them, “I’m going to make these dolls famous. I’m going to take them all over the world.”

Look who’s laughing now.

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Oct
20
Video: Maejor Ali f/ Trey Songz & Kid Ink – ‘Me and My Team’

Maejor Ali

Maejor Ali coaches his team to a victory in the G. Visuals-directed video for his club banger “Me and My Team.” He rounds up his squad and faces off against a shady opponent, who’s bribing the referee, but once his star player shows up, it’s a wrap. Trey makes a cameo and Kid Ink shows up via Instagram.

The Detroit singer-producer, who has worked with everyone from Iggy Azalea to Juicy J, recently produced a remix to Meghan Trainor’s No. 1 single “All About That Bass” featuring Justin Bieber. He is currently working on his debut album for release on Def Jam.

Watch Maejor Ali take it to the top with his team.

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Oct
20
Video: ILoveMakonnen f/ Drake – ‘Tuesday’ [Teaser]

Tuesday

With Halloween around the corner, ILoveMakonnen explores his creepy fascination with dolls in the teaser for “Tuesday.” The licensed cosmetologist teams with his OVO Sound boss Drake in the clip, which will premiere in full on Tuesday, of course.

Before signing to OVO, the Atlanta singer-rapper enrolled in cosmetology school, where he dolled up mannequin heads in makeup and pink hair.

His classmates mocked his creations, but he told them, “I’m going to make these dolls famous. I’m going to take them all over the world.”

Watch Makonnen embark on his doll domination one video at a time.

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Oct
17
Video: Rico Love – ‘Japanese Denim’

Rico Love

Stunt 101. Rico Love turns his swag on in the flashy video for his new single “Japanese Denim,” which he debuted earlier today at the REVOLT Music Conference in Miami. Clad in his designer threads, the Division1 hitmaker flexes in front of a projection.

He boasts about selling his beats for $200k and drops lofty lines like, “Dropped out of college, I got no degree / My black card’s got no limit, call me Master P.”

His debut album Turn the Lights On doesn’t arrive until May 15, but in the meantime, you can download his free mixtape I Sin.

Watch Rico’s suave video below.

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Oct
17
Jessie J Performs ‘Bang Bang’ and ‘Burnin’ Up’ on ‘Ellen’

Jessie J

Jessie J kicked off her album release week with an appearance on “Dancing With the Stars” and capped it off with an electrifying performance on “Ellen.” The British pop sensation belted out her top 10 hit “Bang Bang” and kept the heat coming with her 2 Chainz-assisted single “Burnin’ Up.”

“Ellen yesterday so much fun. My voice was rusty but I gave it my all!” tweeted Jessie.

Her album Sweet Talker is on track to sell 21-24,000 copies in its first week in the U.S.

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Oct
17
DMX, Foxy Brown, Ja Rule, & Ashanti Perform at Def Jam 30 Concert

Ashanti, Big Sean, Ja Rule, and Aisha Atkins

Def Jam celebrated 30 years of hip-hop with a star-studded concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Thursday night. The label’s past and present icons—from EPMD to Big Sean—united under one roof to perform some of their greatest hits.

Accompanied by Swizz Beatz, DMX tore up the stage with “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem,” “Where the Hood At,” and “Party (Up in Here).”

Ja Rule, who will star in MTV’s docu-series “Follow the Rules,” took it back with his Murder Inc. classics and brought out Irv Gotti and his former labelmate Ashanti for “Mesmerize” and “Always On Time.” The R&B princess stuck around to sing “Happy” and her debut single “Foolish.”

“This next record put me in the Guinness Book of World Records,” said Ashanti before performing the Biggie-sampled song, which spent 10 weeks at No. 1 in 2002.

Draped in a gold fur-lined jacket, a slimmer Rick Ross bumrushed the stage with French Montana and some twerking fans for “Pop That” and brought out Stalley for “One More Shot.”

Foxy Brown repped for her hometown with her classics “B.K. Anthem,” “Ain’t No Ni**a,” and “Get Me Home.”

Surprise guest Big Sean had the crowd singing along to his new anthem “I Don’t F**k With You,” Fabolous did his remix to “Hot Ni**a,” and 2 Chainz delivered a swagged-out set.

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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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