Videos

Jul
16
Video: French Montana f/ Fabolous & Wale – ‘R&B Bitches’ [Trailer]

Ashanti and French Montana

French Montana shares his dreams of bagging an R&B chick in the trailer for “R&B Bitches” featuring Fabolous and Wale. The rappers holler at music’s hottest women including Rihanna, Kelly Rowland, Mary J. Blige, and Ashanti, who makes a cameo alongside French.

Watch the trailer before the full video premieres July 23.

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Jul
16
J. Cole Brings ‘Dollar & A Dream’ Tour to NYC

J. Cole

In honor of the 5th anniversary of his seminal mixtape The Warm Up, J. Cole brought his second annual “Dollar & A Dream Tour” to NYC with two back-to-back shows at Highline Ballroom on Tuesday night.

Fans were given the location on Twitter earlier in the day and lined up in the rain to get their hands on the coveted $1 tickets.

It didn’t take long before both shows were sold out. “congrats to those that got a wristband. i’m sorry to those that didn’t, I wish you could rock with me 2,” tweeted Cole.

He performed The Warm Up in its entirety including crowd favorites “Grown Simba” and “Lights Please.”

Following the kickoff show in London earlier this month, the tour continues to Miami (7/17), Raleigh (7/19), Chicago (7/21), and L.A. (7/23).

Cole recently welcomed 20-year-old South Central rapper Cozz to the Dreamville family.

Dreamville’s Bas, who is opening for him on tour, just dropped a video for “Charles De Gaulle to JFK” off his debut EP Last Winter.

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Jul
16
Marsha Ambrosius Performs ‘Run’ on ‘Conan’

Marsha Ambrosius

In celebration of her album release, Marsha Ambrosius paid a visit to “Conan” on Tuesday. The Grammy-nominated songstress poured her heart out while belting her emotional ballad “Run” off her sophomore album Friends & Lovers.

The album, which features appearances from Dr. Dre and Charlie Wilson, is now available to stream on SoundCloud.

Starting July 22, she will join John Legend on his “All of Me” tour in Cedar Park, Tex.

Watch Marsha leave it all on the stage.

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Jul
16
Video: Cam’ron f/ Nicki Minaj – ‘So Bad’

Cam'ron and Nicki Minaj

Cam’ron reunites with Nicki Minaj in the video for “So Bad.” In the Antwan Smith-directed clip, Killa Cam and his girl JuJu head out to L.A. to rent a new crib, but he discovers that the owner of the house (played by Nicki) is his ex. He tries to sweet talk her, but her sassy facial expressions do all the talking.

“I shoulda been left your ass, huh / Oh that chicken head you fu**in’ wit, ask her,” raps Nicki.

The song, which also features Yummy Bingham, will appear on the second installment of Cam’s 1st of the Month EP series, set to drop at the top of August.

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Jul
15
Video: The-Dream – ‘Culture’

The-Dream

The-Dream is getting personal. The R&B hitmaker shares the contents of his phone in the video for “Culture,” the first visual off his EP Royalty: The Prequel.

Shot through an iPhone, the candid clip is comprised of his own footage. The-Dream, who secretly got married earlier this month, and his new wife stroll the streets of Paris and hit the beach in the snapshots from their travels.

Since parting ways with Def Jam earlier this year, The-Dream has launched his new “designer and culture label” Contra-Paris and reunited with his production partner Tricky Stewart.

Scroll through Terius’ phone, no password necessary.

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Jul
15
Video: ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic – ‘Word Crimes’

Word Crimes

After spoofing Pharrell’s “Happy,” “Weird Al” Yankovic schools the grammatically challenged in his second of eight video parodies off his new album Mandatory Fun.

The pop satirist remakes Robin Thicke’s No. 1 hit “Blurred Lines” into “Word Crimes,” poking fun at those who don’t know how to spell or conjugate using the famous #THICKE-style hash tags from the original video.

“You should never write words using numbers unless you’re seven or your name is Prince,” he advises.

Questlove praised the song. “if committed 2 memory the sng cld raise you’re education level. its great @alyankovic,” said The Roots drummer.

Get a four-minute grammar lesson from Mr. Yankovic.

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Jul
15
Video: Nas – ‘Represent’

Nas

Twenty years after its release, Nas’ Illmatic classic “Represent” gets an official video.

The Queens veteran and Mass Appeal held a contest inviting fans to create the visuals. The winner, Brian Katz, was chosen to direct alongside Mass Appeal’s own Jason Goldwatch.

The black-and-white clip was inspired by the soundtrack to the 1924 silent film, The Thief of Bagdad, which DJ Premier sampled on the song.

“As someone who has had Illmatic in heavy rotation for the past 20 years, the opportunity to represent as a true fan in sharing my vision with Nas and have Jason Goldwatch help bring that vision to reality is proof positive that indeed ‘The World Is Yours,’” said Katz.

Illmatic XX, a special 20th anniversary edition of Nas’ seminal debut, is available now featuring rare remixes, unreleased demos, and freestyles.

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