Videos

Oct
15
Video: Shanell f/ Chanel West Coast – ‘Hittin Like’

Chanel West Coast, Lil Twist, and Shanell

Shanell goes to bat with Chanel West Coast in the flirty and fun video for “Hittin Like” off the Young Money: Rise of an Empire compilation.

Young Money’s leading ladies round up their all-girls team and play some ball against the fellas, but the guys prove to be no match. They suffer an embarrassing loss, while the girls celebrate by getting their hands on their hunky opponents. Plus, look for cameos from their YMCMB family members Lil Twist and Mack Maine.

Shanell released her mixtape Nobody’s Bitch 2 in July and Chanel West Coast is readying her Young Money debut for 2015. The first single is expected to drop by the end of the year.

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Oct
14
K. Michelle Brings the Drama in ‘My Life’ Trailer

K. Michelle

She’s back, bitches. This November, K. Michelle brings the drama back to VH1 in her own reality series “K. Michelle: My Life.” The “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star takes New York by storm, and there’s no holding back. She bares all in a photo shoot (and runs around naked), kicks someone out of her house (damn, girl), and gets hilariously mocked by her son.

“You’ll get to see me as a mother and as a singer,” K told Rap-Up TV. “‘Love & Hip Hop’ is never the place for a child. So in the reality show, you’ll see what it’s like traveling back and forth to my son to work to just being a mother, an artist, trying to fit a sex symbol in there a little bit. You’ll just get to see my life. It’s crazy.”

“K. Michelle: My Life” premieres November 3 at 9 p.m. on VH1. Watch a preview of all the outrageousness below.

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Oct
14
Video: Big K.R.I.T. f/ Rico Love – ‘Pay Attention’

Big K.R.I.T.

Big K.R.I.T. caters to the ladies in the simple, yet slick visuals for his Jim Jonsin-directed single “Pay Attention” featuring Rico Love. The Mississippi rapper, who is currently on his 31-date “Pay Attention” tour, rocks a black-and-white wardrobe while getting up close with a lingerie-clad lady.

His sophomore album Cadillactica drops November 11 featuring Raphael Saadiq, Lupe Fiasco, E-40, and Wiz Khalifa, with production from K.R.I.T, Terrace Martin, and Will Power.

Watch the video and stream the DJ Dahi-produced title track below.

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Oct
14
Remy Ma Talks ‘I’m Around’ Mixtape, Freestyles on ‘Wendy’

Remy Ma

She’s around. Following her release from prison in August, Remy Ma sat down to dish with Wendy Williams on Tuesday.

After arriving late due to traffic, the “Conceited” rapper discussed the first thing she did upon her release (take a shower), the first thing she ate (Popeye’s), and what she learned from her prison experience.

Remy, who served six years and four months behind bars, revealed that Wendy’s show was the root of a few physical altercations (the inmates were fighting over the TV). Remy acknowledged 50 Cent, who wrote letters to her PO on her behalf, and Keyshia Cole, who sent money for her son and lawyer. “She gave me thousands and thousands of dollars,” said Remy of the R&B singer.

She also shot down rumors of beef with Nicki Minaj. “We speak often and I’m very proud of her, and she wishes me the best and I wish her the best all the time,” said Remy.

Remy unveiled the cover art for her new mixtape I’m Around, which drops later this week. “It’s just something that I wanted to put out for the fans and the people that have been waiting six-and-a-half years for me to put out music while I’m working on the album.”

Plus, watch her show off her freestyle skills live on air.

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Oct
14
Stream The Wow’s Debut Album ‘LGNDRY’

The Wow

Los Angeles-based hip-hop duo The Wow, consisting of Balthazar Getty and KO THE LEGEND, aim for LGNDRY status with their PurpleHaus Music debut.

Produced entirely by Getty, the 18-track LP combines classic hip-hop elements with futuristic sounds, and features appearances from Prodigy, Fat Lip, and Method Man, who is featured on the first single, “Masterpiece.”

“It’s a relief to have your content out in the ether,” said KO, who has been working with Getty for over a year. “We make music for the people and after being the Doula for the birth of this album, I’m happy to say I’m proud of what we have created.”

The video for the title track was filmed by Adam Roberts and co-directed by Getty and Roberts. Shot in Getty’s “Miller Dr.” studio in the Hollywood Hills, the dark and eery clip takes viewers inside a late-night recording session with the duo, and features collage-covered walls of 1960s images, priceless artwork, and antique chandeliers hanging from the painted ceilings.

LGNDRY is now available on iTunes. You can stream the album below and watch the video for “LGNDRY” exclusively on Rap-Up.

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Oct
14
Video: Yelawolf – ‘Till It’s Gone’

Yelawolf

After debuting the song on “Sons of Anarchy,” Yelawolf drops the powerful video for “Till It’s Gone” off his upcoming album Love Story. The Alabama spitter sails through the bayou while telling his fellow men to man up. The visuals show one father taking care of his baby, while another loses his life.

“You handle your own when you become a man / And become a man when you handle your own,” he sings on the guitar-driven track.

Yela can also be heard alongside Eminem, Slaughterhouse, Bad Meets Evil, and D-12 on the upcoming ShadyXV compilation, which drops November 24.

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Oct
14
Video: Teyana Taylor – ‘Do Not Disturb’

Teyana Taylor

After dropping a video for “Business” last week, Teyana Taylor serves up the steamy teaser for “Do Not Disturb,” her collaboration with Chris Brown. In the dark and mysterious clip, a blonde Teyana sneaks into a man’s hotel room. She smells his clothes and undresses before rolling on the bed.

The seductive track will appear on her G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam debut VII, which also features Pusha T, Yo Gotti, and Fabolous. Teyana plans to release visual teasers each Tuesday leading up to the November 4 release.

Go behind closed doors with G.O.O.D. Music’s First Lady.

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