Trailers

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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Jun
23
Beyoncé Brings ‘The Mrs. Carter Show’ to HBO in ‘Beyoncé: X10’ [Trailer]

Beyoncé

“The Mrs. Carter Show” is coming to HBO. Queen Bey will make her return to the network in Beyoncé: X10, a 10-episode series of concert performances from her world tour.

Starting June 29, HBO will air four-minute segments each Sunday at 8:55 p.m. EST/PST before a new episode of “True Blood.”

The 10 performances were filmed in various cities during “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” and include “Blow/Cherry,” “Drunk in Love,” “Ghost/Haunted,” “Flawless/Yonce,” “Get Me Bodied/Baby Boy/Diva,” “Girls,” “Heaven,” “Partition,” “Why Don’t You Love Me?” and “XO.”

Beyoncé previously teamed up with HBO for the 2013 documentary Life Is But a Dream.

Watch the 30-second trailer for “Beyoncé: X10″ below.

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Jun
12
Rihanna Gets Animated in DreamWorks’ ‘Home’ [Trailer]

Home

After making her big-screen acting debut in the 2012 sci-fi film Battleship, Rihanna is taking on a new role. The pop superstar lends her voice to DreamWorks Animation’s film Happy, based on Adam Rex’s children’s book The True Meaning of Smekday.

RiRi plays the lead character Tip opposite “Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons. Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin also lend their voices.

In the film, friendly aliens invade Earth to escape their mortal enemy. When one of their own (Parsons) accidentally reveals their whereabouts, he has to flee with a teenage girl (Rihanna), taking a road trip across a postapocalyptic America. Along the way, he learns what it means to be human.

Rihanna is reportedly working on a concept album based around the film and will perform new songs in the movie.

Home lands in theaters on March 27, 2015.

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Jun
2
Video: Puff Daddy x Meek Mill – ‘I Want the Love’ [Trailer]

Meek Mill and Diddy

Puff Daddy is putting a chill on summer in the ice-cold trailer for his anti-hater anthem “I Want the Love.” After his last star-studded video, the Big Homie teams with MMG’s own Meek Mill in the Eif Rivera-directed clip, which was shot “somewhere in the Swiss Alps” and features huskies, snowmobiles, and a designer winter wardrobe. Take that.

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May
29
Common Returns with New Single ‘Kingdom’

Common

Common takes it back to the Chi with “Kingdom,” the first single off his upcoming 10th album Nobody’s Smiling. The song features XXL Freshman Vince Staples, while the Hype Williams-directed video was shot in his hometown.

Executive produced by No I.D., the follow-up to 2011′s The Dreamer/The Believer is set to arrive later this year on the 20th anniversary of Common and No I.D.’s 1994 album Resurrection.

The concept-driven project was inspired by the tragedies in Chicago. “We came up with this concept Nobody Smiling [and it] was really a thought that came about because of all the violence that was going on in Chicago,” Common told REVOLT.

The full song will premiere Friday. Watch the 60-second trailer below.

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May
25
Video: Trey Songz – ‘Foreign’ [Trailer]

Trey Songz

Girls, girls, girls. Trey Songz shares his love for all things “Foreign” in the eye candy-filled trailer for his latest video. The R&B heartthrob gets up close with some exotic beauties in the car and at the club in the 50-second clip.

His sixth album Trigga is due July 1 featuring the songs “Na Na,” “SmartPhones,” and “Change Your Mind.”

Feast your eyes on the parade of women.

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