Videos

Aug
22
Video: Jeezy f/ Future – ‘No Tears’

Jeezy

You can’t see the tears running down his eyes, but Jeezy lets the song cry in the powerful video for his new single “No Tears” featuring Future.

The Atlanta rapper salutes the streets that made him, but won’t let them break him on the Mike WiLL Made It-produced anthem. Shot in St. Thomas, the gritty clip features the faces of those struggling to make a better life.

“You want to see a ni**a fucked in the game, ni**a don’t you / But I refuse to cry or shed a tear / That’s the shit we go through,” raps Jeezy.

In addition to Future, Jizzle’s upcoming album Seen It All: The Autobiography includes appearances from Jay Z, T.I., YG, Rick Ross, The Game, and Lil Boosie.

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Aug
22
Video: Jasmine V f/ Kendrick Lamar – ‘That’s Me Right There’

Jasmine V

Jasmine V keeps her love locked down in the Gil Green-directed video for “That’s Me Right There” featuring Kendrick Lamar.

The 20-year-old L.A. songstress, who played Justin Bieber’s love interest in the “Baby” video, heats up the screen with a new man. They cozy up on the basketball court and on the hood of an old school Chevy, while Jasmine busts out some fierce moves. With a hoodie covering his eyes, King Kendrick makes a dark and mysterious cameo seated behind the wheel of a car.

“‘That’s Me Right There’ is talking about being confident in a relationship,” Jasmine told Rap-Up TV. “Basically saying you can leave your man or girl wherever and at the end of the day, nobody can take them from you.”

Jasmine was excited to collaborate with the Compton MC. “He’s amazing. So low key and he’s so quiet, but he’s such a humble guy,” she said. “I was definitely honored and blessed to be on the same set as him.”

Her debut EP is due later this summer via Interscope Records featuring contributions from Ne-Yo, Jeremih, Problem, Harmony Samuels, Sam Hook, and Soundz.

Watch the video and learn more about Jasmine in our exclusive interview below.

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Aug
21
Video: Juicy J f/ Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby, & Young Thug – ‘Low’

Juicy J and Nicki Minaj

Juicy J cranks up the bass and throws a party in the parking lot in the video for “Low” co-starring Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby, and Young Thug. The Benny Boom-directed clip also features plenty of tricked-out whips and sexy women.

Fresh off her “Anaconda” video (which has 27 million views and counting), the queen of the Barbz emerges from the pink smoke to spit her verse alongside the Memphis kingpin and a yellow Hummer.

The song is the first single off Juicy J’s upcoming album The Hustle Continues.

Get low with Juicy and friends.

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Aug
21
Video: The Weeknd – ‘Often’

The Weeknd

The Weeknd has a way with women. The Canadian crooner sets the seductive mood in the dark and mysterious video for his latest single “Often.” A revolving door of women parade in and out of his hotel room, some even making out with each other, as he sits back and watches.

On September 19, he will kick off his four-city “King of the Fall” tour with ScHoolboy Q and Jhené Aiko, with stops in New York, Toronto, L.A., and San Francisco.

Watch him go all night in the NSFW clip.

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Aug
21
Rap-Up TV: Jasmine V Talks Kendrick Lamar, Debut EP, & Love for Beyoncé

Three years after releasing her mixtape S(he) Be(lie)ve(d), Jasmine V has inked a deal with Interscope Records and is readying her debut EP. The 20-year-old L.A. singer, who starred alongside Justin Bieber in his “Baby” video, has amassed 1.7 million Twitter followers along the way and scored a coveted feature from Kendrick Lamar on her new single “That’s Me Right There.”

But the collaboration came as a surprise to many including Jasmine herself. “I didn’t believe it at first. I was like, ‘Something great happening to me, really?’” she told Rap-Up TV during a recent studio session. “I was trying to not get too excited about it, so I just let it ride out.”

One day, her management played her the mixed track, which she thought she had already heard. “We were listening to it and everybody pulls out their cell phones and cameras and they’re recording me and I’m just sitting there like, ‘This is weird.’ I heard the Kendrick verse pop up and I was just like, ‘What?’ I looked around and made sure nobody in the room was rapping or trying to be funny. But when it sunk in, I was like, ‘This is amazing.’”

Last month, she shot the video with Kendrick and director Gil Green. “It was great. He’s amazing,” she said of the TDE rapper. “So low key and he’s so quiet, but he’s such a humble guy. I was definitely honored and blessed to be on the same set as him.”

She plans to drop her as-yet-untitled EP later this summer featuring contributions from Harmony Samuels, Sam Hook, Soundz, Jeremih, Problem, and Ne-Yo.

While she’s been inspired by many artists, her favorite is Alicia Keys. “She’s my idol,” gushed Jasmine. “If I ever even just got to be in the same room with her, I’d go crazy. I love her. She’s beautiful, naturally pretty, she plays instruments, she writes songs, she sings awesome.”

She’s also a proud member of the BeyHive. “I saw [Beyoncé] in concert and I almost fainted. It was like seeing somebody that wasn’t from this planet,” she said.

A collaboration with Nicki Minaj is also at the top of her wish list. “Everything she puts out is amazing. So I feel like if she hopped on one of my songs, it would just make it that much better.”

Aug
21
Video: G-Unit – ‘Come Up’

50 Cent

Started from the bottom, not they’re here. G-Unit lives the good life in the video for its Gap Band-sampled hustlers’ anthem “Come Up.”

50 Cent opens the doors to his multi-million-dollar Connecticut mansion and parties with Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, Tony Yayo, Kidd Kidd, and lots of scantily-clad ladies. From the pool to the dining room, they get it in and Buck even gets his two-step on.

After being challenged by Ludacris and Bow Wow, 50 has taken the ALS ice bucket challenge, along with Buck, Banks, and Yayo.

Watch the Unit “Come Up” and get drenched.

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Aug
20
K. Michelle Brings the Drama in ‘Rebellious Soul – The Musical’

K. Michelle

K. Michelle returned to VH1 last night in “K. Michelle: Rebellious Soul – The Musical.” The “Love & Hip Hop” star shared her emotional story in the Idris Elba-directed hip-hopera set to the soundtrack of her debut album Rebellious Soul.

Divided into three acts, the dark theatrical presentation captured the lust, love, heartache, and redemption of a woman struggling to break the cycle of bad romance, with a dramatic ending you wouldn’t expect.

“I wanted to turn my album into a story,” K told Rap-Up TV. “Each of my songs tell a story about something I’ve had to go through and something I’ve done. So I said, why not take this and turn this album into a piece and turn these songs into a conversation and make you better understand a lot of my thought process behind the records.”

Watch the drama unfold on screen.

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