Trailers

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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Jan
27
Sneak Peek: Ashanti f/ Rick Ross – ‘I Got It’

Ashanti and Rick Ross

Before she hit the red carpet at last night’s Grammys, Ashanti dropped the trailer for “I Got It,” her new single featuring Rick Ross. In the Eif Rivera-directed video, which was shot earlier this month in Miami, the R&B songstress shows off her sexy body and even busts out some fierce moves.

“I Got It” is set to appear on Ashanti’s upcoming album BraveHeart, which has already spawned collaborations with R. Kelly, Busta Rhymes, and Beenie Man.

See Ashanti heat up the screen in the Instagram teaser.

UPDATE: Watch a longer 30-second trailer with appearances from Rick Ross and Birdman.

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Jan
11
Lauryn Hill Narrates Sundance Documentary ‘Concerning Violence’ [Trailer]

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill is not only speaking out through her music, but also in a new documentary. The Fugees frontwoman serves as narrator of Swedish filmmaker Göran Hugo Olsson’s Concerning Violence.

The film, which is set to debut at this month’s Sundance Film Festival, explores African liberation movements of the 1960s and 1970s through archival footage and excerpts from psychologist Frantz Fanon’s anticolonial text The Wretched of the Earth, reports Indiewire.

Ms. Hill is set to resume her “Homecoming Series” of shows on January 26 in Huntington, NY. Throughout the month of February, she will also stop in Charlotte, Atlanta, and Miami.

Additionally, she is readying a new project, Letters From Exile, for release on her label, Obverse Creation Music.

Watch a teaser clip of Concerning Violence below.

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Dec
20
Video: Fabolous – ‘Soul Tape 3′ [Trailer]

Fabolous

As snow falls over NYC, Fabolous debuts the black-and-white trailer for his mixtape Soul Tape 3. He shows shots of his hometown, from the Brooklyn Bridge to Brevoort Houses to Times Square, while a new AraabMuzik-produced song plays in the background.

The third installment in his Soul Tape series drops Christmas Day featuring Mack Wilds, Stacy Barthe, Jeremih, and Estelle. According to Fab, it will probably be his last. “You give ‘em the trilogy and you move on to a new series,” he told Revolt TV.

Pharrell will also have a hand in his upcoming album Loso’s Way 2: Rise to Power, due in 2014.

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Dec
19
Nicki Minaj Stars in ‘The Other Woman’ [Trailer]

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is going Hollywood. The rap diva makes her acting debut alongside Cameron Diaz in the romantic comedy The Other Woman. In the first trailer, we get a peek at Nicki and her many wigs as she plays Diaz’s opinionated assistant at a law firm.

The comedy, directed by Nick Cassavetes (The Notebook), follows a woman (Diaz) who finds out that she is “the other woman” in an affair. She teams up with her lover’s wife (Leslie Mann) and mistress (Kate Upton) to get revenge on the cheating husband, played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

The film arrives in theaters on April 25, 2014.

Get a first look at Nicki in her sassy role below.

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Dec
18
Video: Mike Posner f/ Big Sean – ‘Top of the World’ [Trailer]

Mike Posner and Big Sean

Mike Posner puts on for his city in the video for his new single “Top of the World.” In the 30-second trailer, the 25-year-old crooner returns to Detroit with his friend and fellow D-town native Big Sean.

The clip includes shots of Ford Field, home to the Lions, and a cameo from Detroit Red Wings player Pavel Datsyuk. Mike, Sean, and their crew stand in front of the “Finally Famous” mural at Dexter Check Cashing.

The song, produced by Diplo and Benny Blanco, will appear on Mike’s sophomore album Pages, due in 2014.

Get a sneak peak at their homecoming below. The full video will premiere tomorrow.

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