Trailers

Jul
24
Beyoncé Remixes ‘Crazy in Love’ for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Trailer

Beyoncé

Uh oh. Beyoncé lends her voice to one of the most anticipated films of 2015, Fifty Shades of Grey. After teasing a clip over the weekend, Queen Bey rolls out the full two-and-a-half-minute trailer, which features a breathy remix to her 2003 hit “Crazy in Love.” The music was scored by Boots, who co-wrote and produced the bulk of her self-titled album.

The erotic thriller, based off the first novel in E. L. James’ romance trilogy, stars Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, and Rita Ora, who plays Christian Grey’s sister.

Fifty Shades of Grey is scheduled to open in theaters on Valentine’s Day 2015.

Get a first look at all the steamy action below.

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Jul
22
A$AP Rocky Stars in ‘SVDDXNLY’ Documentary [Trailer]

A$AP Rocky and Drake

From Harlem to Hollywood, A$AP Rocky chronicles his rise to stardom in SVDDXNLY, a feature-length documentary produced and directed by Noisey.

The five-part series, which rolls out starting August 5, gives viewers an in-depth look at the lives and careers of the A$AP Mob leader and his crew through home videos and interviews.

Narrated by Rocky, the film features appearances from his fellow Mob members, plus Drake, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, Macklemore, Kathy Griffin, Jeremy Scott, Danny Brown, and more.

The soundtrack is comprised of Rocky’s hits and unreleased music from his upcoming instrumental album Beauty & The Beast: Slowed Down Sessions (Chapter 1).

Look for cameos from Drake and Rihanna in the trailer below.

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Jul
22
Drake and Lil Wayne Prepare for Battle in Tour Trailer

Drake Vs. Lil Wayne

Drake and Lil Wayne are turning the stage into a battlefield on their upcoming “Drake Vs. Lil Wayne” tour. In a trailer created by Capcom, the YMCMB warriors transform into animated video game characters Sage (Weezy) and Protégé (Drizzy) as they face off in an “epic tournament.”

Their 31-city battle royale kicks off August 8 in Buffalo, New York, and will touch down in Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco, Houston, Dallas, and L.A.

“Since, thank God we’ve been so successful, [we'll just be] going back and forth with our hits and getting the crowd to go crazy, then just finally hittin’ the stage together,” Wayne told MTV News. “It’s a battle type thing.”

Watch them prepare for the main event.

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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
13
HBO Presents Beyoncé and Jay Z’s ‘On the Run Tour’ [Trailer]

Jay Z and Beyoncé

Earlier this week, it was announced that Beyoncé and Jay Z will bring their “On the Run Tour” to HBO in September. Now the network has released a 25-second trailer teasing the concert event, which will be taped at Stade de France in Paris on September 12 and 13, the only international dates on their tour.

“This is a major musical event that belongs on HBO,” said Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. “It’s going to be a night to remember.”

The couple just wrapped two back-to-back shows at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium and will head to Atlanta’s Georgia Dome on Tuesday.

See the Carters’ coming attraction below.

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Jul
9
Bridget Kelly Embarks on ‘The Road to Independence’ [Trailer]

Bridget Kelly

As America celebrates its independence this month, Bridget Kelly is declaring hers with “Bridget Kelly: The Road to Independence.”

The short docu-series chronicles the 28-year-old singer’s personal and musical development since the announcement of her departure from Roc Nation last month.

From the stage with Jay Z to third world countries, follow Bridget as she steps out of her comfort zone of the typical R&B starlet and embarks on a new chapter in her career as an independent artist.

The trailer also features a new song from Bridget, who is readying her long-awaited debut for September.

“‘Cause the world’s gon’ count you out / So when you get up, then they’ll try to take you down / All I’m sayin’ is it’s never too late to do it all again,” she sings.

Get a sneak peek below and look out for the first episode coming soon to Rap-Up.com.

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Jul
4
André 3000 Stars as Jimi Hendrix in ‘Jimi: All Is By My Side’ [Trailer]

André 3000

Eight years after starring in Idlewild, André Benjamin aka André 3000 returns to the big screen in Jimi: All Is By My Side. The reclusive OutKast rapper plays the legendary Jimi Hendrix in the revealing biopic, directed by John Ridley (12 Years a Slave).

The film, co-starring Hayley Atwell and Imogen Poots, documents a year in Hendrix’s life from 1966-67 as an unknown backup guitarist playing New York’s Cheetah Club to making his big debut at London’s Monterey Pop Festival.

In an interview with the AP, André explained how he prepared for the role. “I didn’t look at him as an icon because when you’re in it, you don’t know that you’re an icon,” he said. “I would just say, ‘What would Jimmy want people to know that they can’t get off of YouTube?’”

The film, which opened at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, does not feature any of Hendrix’s music because his estate did not allow it. Instead, André will perform covers of the Beatles, Elvis, Muddy Waters, and the Troggs.

Jimi: All Is By My Side hits theaters on September 26.

Watch the official trailer below.

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