Videos

Jul
28
Video: K Camp – ‘Blessing’

K Camp

First he cut ‘em off, and now K Camp is showing gratitude to the special lady in his life in the cinematic video for “Blessing,” the second single off his debut EP In Due Time. When the Atlanta rapper hits it big, he helps pay for his ex-girlfriend’s college tuition, but her new man get jealous of their relationship and reacts violently.

“It’s real deep, something different for me,” K Camp told Rap-Up. “It’s like we shot a movie. I did one performance scene and everything else was acting.”

The video carries a powerful message: “It’s easy to get caught up with the day to day, but don’t forget to hold on to your Blessing.”

K Camp has been working on his full-length debut, and has been in the studio with Ty Dolla $ign, Problem, and Big Sean.

Witness the tragic ending to his love story.

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Jul
28
Video: Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, & Ty Dolla $ign – ‘Shell Shocked’

Wiz Khalifa

Turtle power. Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, and Ty Dolla $ign join forces in the illustrated video for the Kill the Noise and Madsonik-produced banger “Shell Shocked” off the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles soundtrack. The hip-hop trio step into the action-packed world of Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael in Michael Bay’s movie.

“[Paramount] heard about how big of a fan I was of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and their whole legacy,” said Wiz. “I actually have Donatello tattooed on my leg, so when they asked me to do it, just being a fan and being a musician, it made sense. In my generation, I think everyone who listens to me loves the Turtles as much as I do, so it just made sense.”

The reboot of the animated TV series, starring Megan Fox and Johnny Knoxville, opens in theaters on August 8.

Watch them bring the blockbuster to life. Cowabunga, dudes!

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Jul
28
Elle Varner Sings National Anthem at EBC Basketball Challenge

Elle Varner

Before the players took the court at Sunday’s EBC America Celebrity Basketball Challenge at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center, Elle Varner performed a soulful rendition of the National Anthem.

“I put some flavor on it. Everybody’s heard the song a million times, so I did my thing. I had fun,” she told TrueExclusives afterwards.

Earlier this month, the R&B songstress debuted her new single “Don’t Wanna Dance” featuring A$AP Ferg. Her sophomore album 4 Letter Word is due this fall.

“I’m making a very positive shift in my career with this album,” she said. “It’s all about artistry and being authentic and the message. It’s more soulful in the sense that you feel it in different ways.”

Watch Elle’s patriotic performance.

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Jul
28
Childish Gambino Calls Out Kendrick Lamar, Drake: ‘I’m the Best Rapper’

Childish Gambino

Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse is still causing a rift in hip-hop. While freestyling during his “Deep Web Tour” show in Sydney, Australia over the weekend, Childish Gambino proclaimed his greatness and called out his competition including Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and ScHoolboy Q.

“I’m the best rapper, definitely top 5,” declared a shirtless Gambino. “I cut their head off, that’s every rapper living. That’s Kendrick, that’s Drake, that’s ScHoolboy, that’s everyone. I don’t give a f**k. I’ll f**king kill you ni**as.”

Fans took to social media to weigh in with their opinions. “Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and Q would definitely destroy him….i like Gambino but I’m just being honest,” said one YouTube commenter, while another added, “Kendrick is mostly hype yeah the man can rap but when comes to over all music quality Gambino got him beat.”

Watch Gambino unleash a lyrical tirade.

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Jul
26
Video: Future – ‘Coupe’

Future

Future gets animated in the video for his new song “Coupe.” The Freebandz rapper stunts on the streets, pushing 140 mph as he races against the devil, but his joy ride comes to an end when his mom finds out.

The track is part of Adult Swim’s singles series, and will be available for free download on Monday, July 28.

Fresh off his North American tour, Future has announced the European leg of the “Honest Tour.” The 18-date trek kicks off in Birmingham, U.K. on November 2, and stops in major cities including London, Paris, Milan, and Berlin.

Watch him push it to the limit.

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Jul
25
Video: Nina Sky f/ Smoke DZA – ‘Stoners’

Nina Sky

You don’t need to pop molly to experience the trippy effects of Nina Sky’s intoxicating video for “Stoners.” The duo, consisting of sisters Natalie and Nicole, take viewers on a psychedelic journey through the streets of New York, and link up with supreme stoner Smoke DZA.

“The video was about portraying the song’s psychedelic vibe instead of building a storyline,” Natalie told Dazed. “We wanted the viewer to feel that stoned feeling.”

The Sky NDGO-produced track, which samples oOoOO’s “Break Yr Heartt,” was released in April.

Catch their high.

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Jul
25
Video: 2 Chainz – ‘Freebase’

2 Chainz

It’s triller night. 2 Chainz recreates one of the greatest music videos of all time, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” in the video for “Freebase.” The Hairweave Killer shows off his acting chops and rocks a red leather jacket before turning into a zombie just like MJ in the cinematic clip.

“Hands down best video I’ve Ever shot!!!” tweeted 2 Chainz.

The song serves as the title track off his EP, which features appearances from Lil Boosie, Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky, and Ty Dolla $ign.

Watch the freaks come out at night.

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