Music video by Lil Wayne performing ‘CoCo (Remix). Free Weezy. The Young Money chief fights for freedom in the explosive video for his remix to O.T. Genasis’ smash off his mixtape Sorry 4 the Wait 2.
In the Eif Rivera-directed clip, Lil Wayne raps inside a cage, which is supposed to be symbolic of his current situation with Cash Money (Wayne is suing Birdman for $51 million). In between throwback footage and Scarface clips, he lays claim to his protégés Nicki Minaj and Drake and declares his independence.
“Cash Money is an army, I’m a one-man army / And if them n**as comin’ for me, I’m goin’ out like Tony / Now I don’t want no problems, I just want my money,” he spits while a bomb explodes over the Cash Money logo. “All I got is Young Money, no more Cash, ni**a.”
You can catch Weezy performing cuts off his mixtape on his “Release Partiez” nightclub tour.
Also be on the lookout for The Free Weezy Album and Dedication 6.
Music video by Adrian Marcel performing Be Mine. Rising R&B star Adrian Marcel is on his way to making 2015 his best year yet. While last year provided the singer with his mainstream hit, “2 AM,” as well as another incredible body of work with Weak After Next, the singer is making sure that he keeps it going.
Already releasing an acoustic EP and two visuals, Adrian is back for the re-up. Delivering a video for the brand new track “Be Mine,” which is set to be featured on next week’s Weak After Next: Reloaded release, AM continues to prove why we are such big advocates of everything he provides for the R&B genre. Shot in black and white, the singer drowns his sorrows over his special lady with a little of that liquid courage.
While we await the release of Reloaded, take a look at the video for “Be Mine”!
Music video by Snoop Dogg ft. Charlie Wilson performing Peaches N Cream. Snoop Dogg goes retro-futuristic in the video for his Pharrell Williams-produced single “Peaches N Cream” featuring Charlie Wilson. In the psychedelic clip, directed by Aramis Israel and Hannah Lux Davis, a shirtless Snoop takes a trip to Planet Peach. During the four-minute space odyssey, Tha Doggfather gets felt up and down by some freaky ladies, while Pharrell and Uncle Charlie make cameos.
Snoop’s new album BUSH, executive produced by Pharrell, drops May 12.
He will perform “Peaches N Cream” on the season finale of “Empire” tonight and appear as the keynote speaker at SXSW on Friday.
Nobody in the game is on Kevin Hart's level right now, the star of "Get Hard" with Will Ferrell stopped by Sway In The Morning to speak on his recent success as well as respond to comments made about him by Mike Epps and Aries Spears.
Music video by Blended Babies ft. Asher Roth & Buddy performing Sayin’ Whatever. Blended Babies and Asher Roth are prepping a new collaborative project set to arrive in May. Before it arrives this spring, the production duo and rapper go back to last year’s “Sayin’ Whatever.” With Roth and rapper Buddy taking turns in a dinosaur costume, watch their wacky voyage unfold through the fish-eye lens.
Music video by Earl Sweatshirt performing Grief. Earl Sweatshirt threw his hat into the “surprise album release” ring last night by announcing that he’s got a new LP called I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside dropping next week. Despite a Twitter outburst against his label that may or may not be a mockery of Kendrick Lamar’s messy rollout, the album is set for a release on March 23 and is currently up for pre-order on iTunes.
Keeping the ball rolling, Earl quickly follows up his surprise announcement today by releasing the official video for the album’s first single — the gritty, downbeat “Grief.”
Music video by Jill Scott performing You Don’t Know. Nearly four years since her last album The Light of the Sun, Jill Scott is gearing up to release her fifth album. Today she debuts the stirring video for the first offering, “You Don’t Know,” directed by Nzingha Stewart. Shot at Studio D in Nashville, the teary-eyed songstress belts out the soulful tune against the sultry setting, with Adam Blackstone on bass and fellow Philly native Questlove on drums.
Jilly from Philly recently joined Instagram. You can follow her @missjillscott.
Music video by Chief Keef & Andy Milonakis performing G L O G A N G. Chief Keef and weirdo comedian Andy Milonakis seem like their really becoming the best of pals. After we saw the unlikely duo cuttin’ up in the studio, the GLOGANG boys shot one funny a$$ greenscreen video. Complete with space aliens, space thots, and space weed
You can stream the song on Souncloud now.
Music video by DJ Infamous ft. 2 Chainz & Jeezy performing Dikembe. With DJ Infamous leading the way, some of Atlanta’s finest go hard in the paint in “Dikembe.” Premiered by MTV, Infamous rounds up 2 Chainz, Jeezy, and more in their new high-energy visual.
There’s no cameo from Atlanta Hawks legend Dikembe Mutumbo, but nonetheless, enjoy it the video!
Having written and produced some of the biggest songs of the 21st century, The-Dream is something of an expert witness when it comes to the contemporary recording process. That process is at the heart of the recent decision to award Marvin Gaye’s family millions of dollars because of Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams’ ‘Blurred Lines.’ A jury found that the 2013 smash copied Gaye’s ‘Got to Give It Up,’ and journalists and attorneys are speculating about the larger ramifications the decision will have on the world of music.
Complex spoke with The-Dream about the decision, when it’s acceptable for an artist to sue another artist over copyright infringement, and the type of copycats that would keep The-Dream in court on a regular basis.
This is the first part of an interview series with The-Dream on the state of contemporary R&B and what we can expect from his upcoming pair of EPs, Crown and Jewel.
The-Dream on the Robin Thicke Lawsuit and Artists Sounding Like Him from Complex.
Providence’s own Jon Hope stops by Sway In The Morning for this weeks Friday Fire Cypher. He also explains the demographic he appeals to, getting his master’s degree & freestyles live. Hope also announced he is working on an upcoming book entitled How I Landed In France which will serve as a memoir documenting his change and development on his personal outlook.
Music video by Jacob Latimore ft. Rico Love performing Ah Yeah. Rising teen star Jacob Latimore is putting his boyish image to rest with the music video for the new version of his latest single “Ah Yeah” featuring Rico Love.
The young singer promises to spare no expense when it comes to showering his girl with expensive gifts and lavish trips.
“All the around the globe, London to the Gulf / Whatever you want, let me know / I ain’t thinking about the price / All of my haters they be trippin off the ice,” he sings, while Rico adds a slick rap/sung verse.
Music video by Tyrese ft. Snoop Dogg performing Dumb Sh*t. Tyrese is gearing up to take over 2015. With another blockbuster movie (Furious 7) hitting theaters on April 3, the singer/actor/author is poised to dedicate the rest of the year to his forthcoming album Black Rose, which he has continuously claimed will be his last solo effort.
Leaking the song late last year, the multi-talented entertainer has finally premiered the official music video for the first single off the project, “Dumb Sh*t” featuring Snoop Dogg.
In the black-and-white visual, directed by his frequent collaborator Matt Alonzo, Tyrese gets cozy with a number of females before Snoop adds his signature flare to the smooth R&B jam. Wiz Khalifa and Kevin McCall also make cameos.
“Matt Alonzo and I had a ball making it. It’s spring and as we warm up, I wanted to drop this dumb shit to get some energy going. This song ain’t for saints, it’s for real people who have made mistakes in relationships and did some dumb shit,” says Tyrese.
The single is currently available for purchase on iTunes, while the album will be released on July 7.
Music video by Dawn Richard performing Projection. The Black Era continues. Dawn Richard provides more visual stimulation in the sensual video for “Projection” off her critically-acclaimed album Blackheart.
In the black-and-white clip, directed by Monty Marsh, the former Danity Kane member submerges herself in a bath while water casts light on her face.
Dawn has also launched a contest where fans can submit their own Vine covers of “Projection” using the hashtag #ProjectYou. Dawn will repost her favorites and pick a winner, who will receive a vinyl copy of Blackheart and a pair of Black Era sunglasses.
She will perform at SXSW in Austin on March 19 and headline a show at London’s Jazz Café on June 2.