Videos

Apr
22
Video: ScHoolboy Q f/ BJ the Chicago Kid – ‘Studio’

ScHoolboy Q

ScHoolboy Q can’t wait to get back to his girl in the black-and-white video for his latest Oxymoron single “Studio” featuring BJ the Chicago Kid.

While logging another late night in the lab, the TDE rapper can’t stop thinking about his special lady, who is waiting for him at home. She tempts him with some racy FaceTime, prompting him to leave the booth and make his way to her bedroom.

See him trade business for pleasure in the sensual clip.

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Apr
22
Rap-Up TV: Mila J Talks Debut, Influences, & Musical Family

Mila J is quickly making a name for herself. Following the release of her 2012 mixtape, the L.A.-bred singer/dancer inked a deal with Motown Records and showed off her impressive moves in the ’90s-inspired video for “Smoke, Drink, Break-Up” co-starring Ty Dolla $ign. Now the 30-year-old sister of Jhené Aiko is readying her full-length debut M.I.L.A. (Made in Los Angeles).

Rap-Up TV caught up with the budding star to discuss her album, musical family, and influences, which include TLC, Prince (she appeared in his 1992 video for “Diamonds and Pearls”), and Janet Jackson, whose “Rhythm Nation” tour was one of the first concerts she attended.

“I just love how she entertains,” said Mila of the pop icon. “You go to her shows, she’s gon’ have a million dancers—lights, camera, action. It was just cool to see a female dancing and singing.”

M.I.L.A. will feature a collaboration with Problem (“Pain in My Heart”) and a song called “Times Like These.” “It’s another love song, relationship-based song, but it’s really about me being there for my dude and going through the hard times,” said Mila, who comes from a musical family.

“My father was a musician and we got into [music] through him, like my brother raps, and even my older sister, she sings too,” she said.

But when it comes to family time, the sisters don’t talk about music. “If someone was to come in the house, they probably wouldn’t even know that anyone does music. We’re just about family when we’re together.”

On April 29, Mila will join Ty Dolla $ign on select dates of his “Beach House Tour,” which kicks off in Fresno, Calif.

Apr
22
Iggy Azalea Performs ‘Fancy’ on ‘GMA’

Charli XCX and Iggy Azalea

With her debut The New Classic in stores today, Iggy Azalea celebrated with a visit to “Good Morning America.” The Aussie rap sensation recreated the Clueless-inspired video, transforming the Times Square studio into a high school while performing her hit single “Fancy” with Charli XCX.

She also spoke about her journey from a small town in Australia to international rap stardom. “I just always loved rap music, I loved OutKast, I loved Missy Elliott,” said Iggy, “and being from a town where I didn’t see fabulously-dressed women or these sorts of things, I loved to watch music videos and kind’ve escape and daydream and wish it could be my life.”

Her album is already No. 1 on iTunes in the U.S., beating out new releases from Future, Asher Roth, and Kelis.

Watch Iggy kick off her release week on “GMA.”

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Apr
21
Ariana Grande and Big Sean Perform at White House Easter Egg Roll

Big Sean and Ariana Grande

President Obama and the First Lady welcomed Ariana Grande back to the White House for the 2014 Easter Egg Roll on Monday. As hundreds of kids and parents looked on, the 20-year-old singer took to the South Lawn to perform a medley of her Yours Truly cuts including “Piano,” “The Way,” and “Right There” with Big Sean, who was fresh from his Coachella appearance.

Ariana also met Jim Carrey during her visit. “met my childhood crush Jim Carrey. could even speak. he was kind, warm and human. I’m so happy,” she tweeted. “all was swell until my mom told him that my first screen name was JimCarreyFan42@aol………… I wanted to die.”

Just last month, the Nickelodeon star joined Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin, Jill Scott, and Janelle Monáe for the White House’s Women of Soul concert.

Her new single “Problem” featuring Iggy Azalea is now available for pre-order on iTunes, and will be released on April 28. Big Sean also hinted that he’s featured as a “mystery whisperer” on the record.

Watch the performance and hear a snippet of “Problem” below.

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Apr
21
Video: 50 Cent f/ Prodigy, Styles P, & Kidd Kidd – ‘Chase the Paper’

Chase the Paper

50 Cent races into the week with “Chase the Paper,” the latest installment in his Animal Ambition series. The hip-hop impresario, who was ranked No. 5 on Forbes’ list of Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists, rounds up Prodigy, Styles P, and his G-Unit signee Kidd Kidd and tears up the streets on ATVs, dirt bikes, and fancy whips in the Eif Rivera-directed clip.

“You chase the pu**y, I chase the paper / You a sucker for love, I’m a money maker,” boasts 50.

The song hits iTunes tonight, while his album arrives June 3.

Mob out with Curtis and his crew.

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Apr
19
Teyana Taylor Sings National Anthem at Jordan Brand Classic

Teyana Taylor and Michael Jackson

Teyana Taylor showed her stars and stripes while performing “The Star-Spangled Banner” during the Jordan Brand Classic 2014 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Friday. Rocking a Chicago Bulls snapback in honor of Michael Jordan, G.O.O.D. Music’s First Lady had the audience in its feet with her rendition of the National Anthem.

She also got to meet her idol for the first time and snapped an Instagram photo.

“And then this happened! #YepICriedSoWhat #FinallyMetMJ #MyIdol #HeCalledMeTheQueenOfJays #IWasLikeHowDidUKnow #HeWaSLikeWatsUpTeyUKilledTheNationalAnthem,” tweeted Teyana.

The event, showcasing the best basketball talent at the high school level, also featured a halftime performance from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Watch Teyana belt out the patriotic tune below.

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Apr
18
Ashanti Performs Throwback Medley on ‘GMA’

Ashanti

Ashanti kicked off Easter weekend with a visit to “Good Morning America.” The R&B songstress took over the indoor studio in Times Square to perform “Runaway” and “Scars” off her No. 1 independent album Braveheart.

She also took it back with a throwback medley of her hits including “Foolish,” “Always on Time,” “What’s Luv?” and “Happy,” while Robin Roberts and some young fans looked on.

In addition to music, Ashanti has been keeping busy with her acting career. She recently shot a sci-fi TV movie in Canada and will star alongside Michelle Pfeiffer in a film this summer.

Watch Ashanti tear up the stage with something new and old.

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