Videos

Jul
22
Video: Ice Cube f/ 2 Chainz & Redfoo – ‘Drop Girl’

Redfoo, Ice Cube, and 2 Chainz

After shaking up the box office with his No. 1 blockbusters Ride Along and 22 Jump Street, Ice Cube returns to the mic with his new single “Drop Girl” featuring 2 Chainz and Redfoo. The former N.W.A. member trades his gangsta rhymes for a booty-shaking banger.

“If I hit the switch, I can make the ass drop,” declares Cube.

Directed by Will Kendrick, the special effects clip stars Cube and his cohorts as employees of Booty Drop Enterprises. They don lab coats while studying their twerking subjects.

On October 21, Cube will release his 10th solo album Everythang’s Corrupt on Lench Mob Records/Caroline. He has been gearing up with tracks including “The Big Show,” “Sic Them Youngings on ‘Em,” and “Sasquatch.”

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Jul
21
Video: YG – ‘Bicken Back Being Bool’

YG

It’s just another typical day on the block until all hell breaks loose in the video for YG’s “Bicken Back Being Bool,” the DJ Mustard-produced cut off his debut My Krazy Life.

Decked out in their Bloods gang attire, the Bompton rapper and his homies kick back and sip 40s in their front yard until shots ring out. They scatter and the cops eventually come calling.

The Alex Nazari-directed clip also features a cameo from Ty Dolla $ign.

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Jul
21
Tinashe Performs ‘2 On’ on ‘Wendy Williams’

Tinashe

With her single “2 On” burning up the airwaves, Tinashe paid a visit to “The Wendy Williams Show” on Monday. Wearing an oversized Hood by Air jersey and Jordans, the L.A. singer served up a hot performance of her DJ Mustard-produced hit, which is No. 1 on Rhythmic Radio.

“Wow, this is a dream come true!!!” tweeted Tinashe.

Her debut album Aquarius is due in September featuring Future and A$AP Rocky.

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Jul
21
Video: Future – ‘T-Shirt’

Future

Time is money. Future documents his jet-setting lifestyle in the video for his Honest album cut “T-Shirt.”

From the private jet to the stage, the Freebandz rapper counts down the 13 hours in a typical day in ATL. He takes a trip to the ‘hood, cops some fresh kicks, and meets up with Mike WiLL Made-It, changing outfits multiple times.

It all leads up to Hot 107.9′s Birthday Bash, where he takes the stage alongside Pusha T and Ludacris.

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Jul
21
Video: Estelle – ‘Conqueror’

Estelle

After parting ways with Atlantic Records, Estelle ventures out on her own with her independent label Established 1980 Inc./BMG Rights. The British songstress proves that nothing can stop her in the inspirational video for “Conqueror,” the lead single off her upcoming album True Romance.

In the black-and-white clip, a male dancer turns his body into a canvas to drive home the powerful message.

“I’d rather stand tall than live on my knees / ‘Cause I am conqueror and I won’t accept defeat,” sings Estelle on the uplifting anthem.

Due November 4, her fourth album True Romance is comprised of four themes—passion, courage, true romance, and the bullshit.

“Every song fits into one of these themes,” said Estelle. “This is a real body of work, just like when you do an art piece, or when you have all these awesome images on your Instagram. You want people to see the full you.”

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Jul
20
Video: B.o.B f/ Mila J – ‘So What’

Mila J and B.o.B

B.o.B is getting his Beyoncé on. After dropping a slew of videos earlier this month, the Hustle Gang rapper serves up visuals for three more tracks off his 14-track mixtape No Genre Pt. 2.

He links up with fellow ATLien Jake Lambo in Boston in “The Nation” and throws a pool party with Mike Fresh in the video for the Sonny Digital-produced “Get Right.”

The party continues in “So What” featuring Mila J. Bobby Ray throws back Coronas and gets it in with some scantily-clad ladies at his plush pad, while the “Smoke, Drink, Break-Up” songstress and her girlfriends get drunk and dance on the kitchen countertop.

Mila has also collaborated with B.o.B on “Champion” off her debut EP M.I.LA, coming in September.

Get your fill of Bobby Ray below.

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Jul
18
Rap-Up TV: Yung Berg Talks Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pink Print,’ New Rihanna Record

Yung Berg is getting his hustle on. The Grammy-nominated producer-songwriter, who has worked with artists including Lil Wayne, Tamar Braxton, and Ray J, is cooking up hits for megastars including Rihanna, Diddy, and Nicki Minaj, who he calls one of his best friends in the industry.

The Pink Print is the female Blueprint,” Berg aka Hit Maka! told Rap-Up TV. “Jay Z put out the Blueprint. I think The Pink Print really personifies that, and not only that, I’m really involved in it.”

When asked what we can expect, he said, “You just gotta look out for greatness. It’s gonna be crazy.”

The album will be a true representation of who Nicki is. “I think she gave you guys a really great example with ‘Pills N Potions,’” he said. “It has rap in it, it has singing, but at the same token, it’s really just more about Nicki being Nicki. I really feel like she’s coming from the heart with this joint.”

When asked if Drake will be on the album, he said, “I wouldn’t put it past her. You gotta look out for some Drake records. Hopefully, I’m a part of that.”

He also penned a song called “All Night” for Rihanna, which was produced by Nic Nac (Chris Brown’s “Loyal”). “Me and Nic Nac went in,” he said. “It’s about being down all night.”

Additionally, he has been in the studio A&Ring Puff Daddy’s upcoming album Money Making Mitch.