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


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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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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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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Justin Bieber Debuts ‘Believe’ Movie Trailer


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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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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