Videos

Sep
19
Video: Pitbull f/ John Ryan – ‘Fireball’

Pitbull

Dale! Pitbull blazes the screen in the video for “Fireball” featuring singer-songwriter John Ryan. Set in a 1950s Cuban dance club, the David Rousseau-directed clip features Internet stars Jenna Marbles, Bart Baker, and Brittany Furlan, as well as Pitbull’s backup dancers, “The Most Bad Ones.”

The ladies shake their moneymakers in the scenes, which switch from black and white to color, but Mr. Worldwide has his eyes on one lady in particular.

“Fireball” is the first single from Pitbull’s forthcoming album Globalization.

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Sep
18
Video: Jennifer Lopez f/ Iggy Azalea – ‘Booty’

Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Lopez

Ass, ass, ass. After giving us the sexy artwork and teaser video, Jennifer Lopez mesmerizes in the steamy video for her “Booty (Remix)” featuring Iggy Azalea. The voluptuous beauties shake their famous assets and get hands on with each other in the hypnotizing clip, directed by Hype Williams.

“It’s very editorial and classy and high energy and booty-ful,” J.Lo told E! News.

“Booty” is the latest single off J.Lo’s album A.K.A., which was released in June.

Prepare to have your mind blown by all the booty.

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Sep
18
Jennifer Hudson, Ed Sheeran Perform on ‘America’s Got Talent’ Finale

Quintavious Johnson and Jennifer Hudson

Season 9 of “America’s Got Talent” capped off with some superstar guests including Ed Sheeran, Lenny Kravitz, Pitbull, and Jennifer Hudson.

The Grammy-winning diva brought down the house with a dazzling performance of her R. Kelly-assisted single “It’s Your World” off her new album JHUD, due out Tuesday. She then joined contestant Quintavious Johnson for a soaring duet of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” which brought the crowd to its feet.

While he didn’t win the competition, JHUD still praised the 12-year-old. “Quintavious is amazing ! That child can sing!!! That’s right baby , bring back the music! So proud of u!” she tweeted.

Ed Sheeran also hit the “AGT” stage with his acoustic jam “Don’t,” Pitbull performed “Fireball” with the Rockettes, and Lenny Kravitz rocked out with contestant Miguel Dakota on “American Woman.”

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Sep
17
Public Enemy Performs on ‘Tonight Show’

Public Enemy

In honor of Def Jam’s 30th anniversary, Public Enemy paid a visit to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Tuesday. With help from The Roots, Chuck D, Flavor Flav, and the rest of the legendary rap crew performed “Public Enemy No. 1″ off their 1996 album Yo! Bum Rush the Show.

Def Jam is celebrating its 30th birthday with a greatest hits box set and an all-star concert, which will take place on October 16 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and feature performances from Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Method Man, Redman, and Foxy Brown.

Watch PE bum rush the stage.

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Sep
17
Video: Brianna Perry – ‘I’m That B.I.T.C.H’

Brianna Perry

Here she goes. Brianna Perry puts on her cap and gown and embarks on the next chapter of her life in the video for her empowering single “I’m That B.I.T.C.H,” an acronym for Beautiful Intelligent Tough Chick in Heels.

The 22-year-old rapper, who graduated from the University of Miami over the summer, gives a commencement speech to the Class of 2014 before receiving her diploma.

“Continue to stay determined, always rise to the occasion, and persevere in times of weakness,” she tells her fellow female grads.

Brianna can currently be seen alongside Diamond, Siya, Bia, and Nyemiah Supreme on Oxygen’s reality show “Sisterhood of Hip Hop.”

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Sep
16
Rap-Up TV: Teyana Taylor Talks ‘VII,’ Kanye West, & Chris Brown

Teyana Taylor will silence her critics when she releases her debut album VII on November 4. The project has been years in the making for the Harlem singer, who parted ways with Pharrell’s Star Trak/Interscope Records and signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music in 2012.

And no one could be more excited than Teyana herself. Rap-Up TV caught up with G.O.O.D. Music’s First Lady backstage at August Alsina’s “Testimony Live” tour in L.A. to discuss the long-awaited release.

“It’s kinda hard because people don’t really know the politics behind the industry,” said Teyana. “Everybody is being impatient and so am I. I’m like, ‘I need answers now.’ I finally got an album. I’m just as excited as everybody else and I just hope everybody likes it.”

She has enlisted production from Bangladesh, Harmony, Boi-1da, Hit-Boy, and The Order, with appearances from Pusha T, Yo Gotti, Fabolous, and her friend Chris Brown, who appears on “Do Not Disturb.”

“It’s one of those slow animated songs,” she said of the Breezy duet, which she has been performing on tour.

Unlike her past situation, Kanye West has given her the freedom to do what she wants. “He definitely gives you that creative control. He kinda lets you do you and then you take your project to him,” said Teyana. “You have it all laid out and then he puts the icing and the candles and blows ‘em out and everything else.”

But she won’t hand in the album to Kanye until it’s perfect. “I’m a perfectionist just like him. He always says I’m a female version of him.”

In keeping with the title, VII will be packaged with seven visuals, which she plans to tease in the weeks ahead.

Sep
15
Video: August Alsina f/ Nicki Minaj – ‘No Love (Remix)’

August Alsina and Nicki Minaj

Love takes over in the cinematic video for August Alsina’s “No Love (Remix)” co-starring Nicki Minaj. In the Benny Boom-directed clip, August and Nicki play lovers, but their relationship is non-exclusive. He hits the club with another woman, while Nicki waits at home.

But soon he realizes that what he has with Nicki is the real deal. He sends her hundreds of roses to show his love and win her heart.

In a recent interview with Rap-Up TV, August opened up about shooting the video with the “Anaconda” rapper, who also wrote the treatment.

“Nicki was very, very deeply involved with this one in particular, as far as the video goes,” he said. “She had a vision for it and she really, really is a big fan of the record, which was real important to me because it makes it that much more special.”

“No Love” is the latest single off August’s debut album Testimony.

Peep the romantic video, featuring a cameo from Tyga, below.

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