After releasing a remixed version of “How Many Drinks,” the power duo of Miguel and Kendrick Lamar return with the visual accompaniment to the song. The music video preserves a sense of classic R&B, with Miguel truly channeling his inner all-around showman – performing nifty leg twists while boasting an expansive vocal range. Kendrick and Miguel seem to have a great deal of fun in the video, which serves as a suitably mellow parallel to an already silky track.
Tyga released an official music video for his song “Dope” featuring Rick Ross on his VEVO YouTube channel. The video is just over five minutes long and it features a high speed car chase. The video begins with Tyga walking up to a parked car and shooting the driver. Tyga then gets into his own car and drives away. Right as he drives away cops begin to follow him and a high speed chase around the city begins. The rest of the “Dope” music video switches between scenes of the car chase and Tyga rapping inside a mansion with Rick Ross. The song “Dope” is the lead single from Tyga’s upcoming third studio album, “Hotel California”.
Snoop Lion drops the music video for his first reggae single ‘La La La’ from his upcoming album. Early in the summer Snoop Dogg changed his name to Snoop Lion, and announced that he would be teaming up with Diplo to drop a reggae album.
I been on the top ever since I been in it. I got rap songs that will never die. That ain’t with no disrespect but I’m tired of rapping. I wanna do a record, a whole record with no rapping, fuck Snoop Dogg. Don’t think about none the shit he rapped about. Hustlin’ and making money and drug dealing and shooting. All that shit will be out of here. - Snoop Lion
Snoop Lion wasted no time either, releasing his ‘La La La’ single from the upcoming ‘Reincarnated’ album. To help celebrate Halloween, Snoop Dogg teamed up with horror film director Eli Roth to drop the official visuals to the mellow track. Snoop Dogg’s ‘Reincarnated’ album does not currently have a release date, but we would expect it to drop sometime during the first half of 2013.
Watch the new Ludacris video “Jingalin” as he throws the ultimate party Project X style with girl fights, pillow fighting in a bouncy castle, an Umpa-Lumpa, a clown, a dancing bear, and car in the pool.
Kreayshawn famously inked a million-dollar deal with Columbia last year, and this summer, we’ll probably see the first physical product from the partnership, Something’ Bout Kreay. Today, though, I saw the extremely fun, silly video for “Breakfast (Syrup),” featuring the most raucous breakfast party to ever be witnessed in a music video (that I’m aware of). Lyrical samplings: “Call me Kreay Hefner / Playboy Bunny,” “Stackin’ dough / Breakfast.” 2 Chainz, who is on every song now, shows up with some syrup and a Wayne-checking verse. It’s their second recent collaboration, so they might as well make an album. Watch it below.
The music video premiere of ‘I Think She Ready’ featuring FKi, newly-signed Interscope rapper Iggy Azalea and Grammy-nominated Diplo debuts exclusively on SSENSE. The video was shot and produced in LA by founder of What You Steal, Alex 2Tone, whose previous video credits include Iggy Azalea’s “My World” and work with Dizzee Rascal and Danny Brown. The video was styled entirely by SSENSE, where you can shop Iggy’s, FKi’s and Diplo’s looks using interactive hotspot technology from wireWAX – every item featured is available to purchase directly through the video. Kinda interesting. Click the pic above to see the video.
No matter where you travel in the Bay, you can’t get away from the music of E-40. Every time 40 puts out a record, Hip Hop enthusiasts in northern California feel the ripples for miles around. His most recent collab with Too Short and J-Banks titled ‘Just Be you’ has a recently released video that you can check out below.
3 video shoots in 4 days is enough to tire any working model out, especially over St. Patrick’s day weekend when everyone is partying. From ATNT, to Nate ‘BeatStreets’ Haden, to Jay Cee and R.O.D., Sarah Jane Swag will be popping up in all sorts of music videos and short films in the near future, all of which were shot this past weekend. As her manager, I had the pleasure of accompanying Ms. Swag to all the shoots, and chilling with the various crews behind the scenes as she worked. The professional photos in the set are courtesy of Geoff Taylor, and a special thanks goes out to Mark Kozen, Quincy Gohlar, and my assistant Ashley F.
Sometimes it boggles my mind how artists can just sit and wait on a good party track. I’ve had the song ‘Ayy Ladies’ in rotation in my DJ sets and in my car for months and months, so when they chose to release the video a few days ago, I was a bit stunned that they waited so long before pushing the song to its full potential.
I’ve said many a time that music videos with story lines are too few and far between now a days. Its a refreshing change to see any artist put some added effort or thought into the video for a well done track, and it seems like Waka Flocka and Drake wanted to do something special for this hip hop chart topping song. Check out the uncut version of the ‘Round Of Applause’ below.
Asher Roth may have released his mixtape ‘Pabst & Jazz’ a little while ago, but the single “Dope Sh*t” just got own video recently. The song talks about the difference between what the radio typically plays versus the music that some entertainers would prefer to have out there. With a great hook and a subtle but well produced beat, the video for “Dope Sh*t is simply that… dope sh*t. Check the method below.
Bussa Buss is very well known for his quick-spitting abilities, but the track “Why Stop Now” (which you can listen to above) is a knock out of the park for the lyrical dynamo. But the video, currently in post-production might just be one for the ages. Check the behind the scenes footage below.
“Go On” is off Stalley’s Lincoln Way Nights which is available now on Itunes/Amazon-Remastered by Young Guru & Tony Dawsey. The music video is directed by Walu and song produced by Rashad. Produced by Capitol Agent Media.
The master of musical mischief himself, 50 Cent announced the other day on twitter that he’s releasing a new EP titled “The Big 10″, and that he’d be shooting a music video for every single track. For those of you who remember the Deluxe Edition of The Massacre, we know that shooting a music video for every one of 50′s songs may not be the best idea. A majority of the videos on the bonus DVD were vastly inferior to the professionally funded, and label distributed hits off the CD like ‘Candy Shop’. But as a 50 fan, I hope he’s learned from his mistakes, and I greatly look forward to seeing what he’s got cooking in the kitchen for “The Big 10″.
Beef in Hip Hop is something that has been around since the beginning and will continue to be around until the end. Essentially all beef boils down to, is not liking someone, which happens in the real world all the time. You may have a gripe with a co-worker, a slight inclining of hatred for your brother in law, or a discontent with someone you did a favor for. When it’s in Hip Hop, you have massive celebrities who are known all over the world sending messages that can be heard by millions, so things tend to be a bit more intense. I personally have no idea why Ludacris went after Big Sean with his newest track ‘Bada Boom’, but it seems to have people talking. (I’ve also heard through the grapevine that Luda is also taking shots at Drake with this song, but I don’t see how). Take a look and give some feedback on Luda’s video for ‘Bada Boom’.
Hip Hop artists have been re-imagining songs from other genres for quite some time now, some are hits, others are misses. Rob Scott recently took on this challenge on his project ‘To Be Continuted’, and passed the test with flying colors. ‘The Band Perry’ lends its wonderfully written song to the beat of Rob Scott’s new mix of “If I Die Young” and the combination couldn’t have come out any better. Check the official video below, and don’t hesitate to download Scott’s mixtape ‘To Be Continued‘.
As a fan of all things street racing, I was juiced to find out that the Driver franchise was claiming stake in my current city of residence San Francisco. The trailers, vehicle list, and locations all got me excited, but after finding out that Yelawolf was releasing a single for the game, I started looking forward to the soundtrack. Check out a behind the scenes look at the Wolf man talking about the single.
In a very short period of time, Sasha has become one of the hottest Urban models in the modeling industry.
She has the look, talent & measurements (32B-25-42). Because of this sexy combination, Sasha has been featured in some of the top urban mens & hip hop magazines, starred as the principal girl in some of the hottest music videos as well hosted several major conventions & events on the East Coast. Sasha was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, but raised in Maryland. The multi-talented model graduated from Crossland High in Maryland, continued her education by attending Strayer University to study Business Management, then went on to study Fashion Design in Chicago. In the Fall of 2007, Sasha was featured in an incredibly sexy 10 page layout in the 2nd annual flavors issue of SMOOTHgirl Magazine, along with special full page pictures on the Contents & Publishers pages of that issue. Sasha was also selected #40 on the SMOOTHGirl 100 All-Time List featured in the Winter 2007 Holiday Issue of SMOOTH Magazine. In the world of music videos, Ms. Shlton has been a featured girl in G-Unit “I Like The Way She Do It”, Jay-Z’s All-Star “Roc Boys” music video, as a principal girl in International Reggae star Shaggy’s “Bonafide Girl” music video featuring Rik Roc as well other music videos.
Child exploitation is always something I’ve been apposed to. It takes a person time and experience to be good at what they do. Although it takes 1,000 hours to be an expert at your craft, some people seem to skip ahead. One of my best friends showed me a video the other day of a rapper named Lil Niqo. I was shocked to find out that the “Lil” in Lil Nio was nothing short of the understatement of the year. None the less, the people behind him have put a lot of effort into presenting him to the world. Check out his BMF freestyle, and feel free to share your opinion of it.
So, once again the time has come when I need the public’s personal opinion. After a conversation between a staff-member and I about the two lovely women below, I decided to put up another poll and ask who you think is hotter
Anna Rincon has proven to be a triple threat in mainstream media; demonstrating capabilities of excelling with talent in Film as an Actress, A video Model and having the grace and looks to cover magazines as well as showing off her dance moves. Her nationality being Mexican- American gives her the opportunity to work in both English and Spanish market. Being Beautiful and Talented defines her in the category to be one of the most wanted Video/Model Vixen in the Music industry- she has worked with major artists like Colby O Donis, International artist Akon, R&B megastar Usher and Latin Urban Artist Daddy Yankee. Along with video modeling, she has graced magazine covers of Source and Low Rider Magazines, as well as going international for centerfolds all over Latin America. Anna Rincon’s diverse talent has proven to be a natural when it comes to films and television media. She has previously worked on MTV, Si Tv and Telemundo to host and has been invited for numerous guest appearances. Although Anna is always busy, she finds time to unwind and hopes to open her dance studio and agency one day.
The incredible rapper/model is of African-American, French, Irish, Dutch, and Cherokee heritage, giving her an exotic and stunning appearance that is all her own. She was born and raised in the corrupted slums of West Philadelphia. Vanna began rapping during her freshman year in high school. “I was always a good writer and always loved rap and one night I was just sitting around and started writing,” she recalls. “I took it to school the next day and let the boys hear it and they loved it. I kept doing it and after a while it turned into a passion.” She first considered modeling a year later when a photographer approached her and offered to take some photos of her. A few short years later Vanna found her career beginning to take off. Thus far, her stint in modeling has been a successful one. Vanna has appeared in the pages of several top urban magazines as well as in numerous product advertisements, music videos, and calendars. Her resume continues to grow.