Trailers

Nov
15
Justin Bieber Debuts ‘Believe’ Movie Trailer

Believe

It’s going to be a very merry Christmas for Justin Bieber fans. On Dec. 25, Believe, the sequel to the pop superstar’s 2011 movie Never Say Never, will hit theaters. The full theatrical trailer shows the teen idol’s rise from YouTube sensation to global superstar, and the obstacles he’s encountered along the way.

“When you’ve reached a certain point in your life, there are people out there waiting to see you fall,” says the 19-year-old singer. “But rather than let gravity take you down, sometimes you have to take matters into your own hands—and fly.”

He opens up about his altercation with a paparazzo (“I really wanted to hit him, that’s what they wanted”), his swag (“Sometimes I walk the way I walk, I waddle, because my pants are too low”), and provides some encouraging words to his fans (“Believe you can do anything if you set your mind to it”).

The movie, directed by Jon M. Chu, also includes commentary from Usher, his manager Scooter Braun, and his mother, who tells him to pull his pants up.

Watch the Biebs navigate life in the spotlight in the trailer below.

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Oct
2
Video: Mavado f/ Nicki Minaj – ‘Give It All to Me’ [Trailer]

Mavado and Nicki Minaj

After riding out with Meek Mill in the video for “I B On Dat,” Nicki Minaj heads to the islands with Mavado on their collaboration “Give It All to Me.” The dancehall star throws a party by the water with some bikini-clad babes, a blonde Nicki, and plenty of champagne.

Check out the 30-second trailer below.

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Sep
10
Drake Rolls Out ‘Nothing Was the Same’ Trailer

Motorcade

With just two weeks to go until his album Nothing Was the Same arrives, Drake is pulling out all the stops. In a 30-second promo, a motorcade of black and white luxury vehicles including a Maybach, Bugatti, Lamborghini, and Range Rover, make their way down the street in Toronto with the Canadian flag waving from the mirrors. A vanity plate with “C Papi” is displayed on the Rolls-Royce Phantom.

While Drake does not appear in the clip, you can hear a new song in the background. The triumphant tune was produced by Hit-Boy.

Nothing was the Same arrives Sept. 24 featuring the singles “Started From the Bottom” and “Hold On, We’re Going Home” (see the tracklisting).

Roll out with OVO.

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Sep
4
Video: J. Cole – ‘What Dreams May Come Tour’ [Trailer]

J. Cole

In anticipation for his upcoming “What Dreams May Come Tour” with Wale, J. Cole debuts a dark and cinematic trailer for the trek. Cole has an out-of-body experience as he lies dead on the floor in a scene inspired by the 1998 drama What Dreams May Come.

The North American tour kicks off on Sept. 10 in Miami, traveling to Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, and Las Vegas, before wrapping October 30 in Seattle, WA.

See an itinerary and check out the teaser below.

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Aug
30
Jay Z Brings ‘Made in America’ Documentary to Showtime

Jay Z

On the eve of the second “Made in America” festival, Jay Z has found a home for his documentary. Showtime has acquired Made in America, a film that chronicles the hip-hop mogul’s inaugural Philadelphia music festival.

Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind) is in the director’s chair, while Jay Z, Howard, and Brian Grazer serve as executive producers. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will make its television debut on Friday, Oct. 11 following its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 7.

The documentary features performances and interviews with artists including Kanye West, Rita Ora, Run–D.M.C., Odd Future, Pearl Jam, and more.

Check out the trailer below.

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Aug
8
Jennifer Hudson Stars in ‘Winnie Mandela’ Biopic [Trailer]

Jennifer Hudson as Winnie Mandela

Jennifer Hudson’s Winnie Mandela is finally coming to the big screen. The Oscar-winning actress plays the ex-wife of Nelson Mandela in the T.D. Jakes-presented biopic, which was filmed in spring 2010.

The movie follows the life of the political activist as she grows up in South Africa, marries Mandela (played by Terrence Howard), and campaigns for his release from prison.

J-Hud also stars in the holiday musical drama Black Nativity, due in November, and has been in the studio with RedOne, Salaam Remi, and Pharrell working on her third album.

Winnie Mandela opens in U.S. theaters on September 6. Watch the official trailer below.

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Jul
27
Video: Jay Z – ‘Picasso Baby’ [Trailer]

Jay-Z

The hip-hop and art worlds collide in Jay Z’s performance art film for “Picasso Baby,” the Timbaland-produced single off his No. 1 album Magna Carta…Holy Grail.

The Roc Nation mogul shot the visuals at Pace Gallery in New York earlier this month. Spectators including Judd Apatow, Alan Cumming, and the “grandmother of performance art” Marina Abramović gathered around as he took turns interacting with them in the all-white space.

“Concerts are pretty much performance art,” explains Jay, who is currently playing stadiums on his “Legends of the Summer” tour. “In a smaller venue, it’s a bit more intimate so you feel the energy of the people.”

Jay Z will appear on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” on Friday, August 2, at 10 p.m. followed by the premiere of “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film” at 11 p.m.

Check out the 30-second trailer for his latest masterpiece below.

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