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Big Sean ft. Drake & Kanye West - Blessings

Music video by Big Sean ft. Drake & Kanye West performing Blessings. When two rappers who are dominating the charts–and one who promises to do so in the immediate future–team up for a video, you might expect block parties, strip clubs, car shows, crowded green rooms. Not for “Blessings.” Big Sean tapped Drake and Kanye West for the video, uniting three of the dominant commercial forces in rap. (Drake’s surprise release, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, is doing Spiderman numbers on Billboard right now.) Meant as promotion for Sean’s just-released third studio effort, Dark Sky Paradise, the video is actually not for the album version of the song; when “Blessings” was released as a single, Sean’s longtime mentor and G.O.O.D. Music boss, Kanye, jumped at the chance to tag a verse on the end. He shows face here, rapping about condoms and Snapchat as genre-defining artists are wont to do. The three spend the five-plus minutes of the clip slinking and brooding through a black-and-white fog, perfectly in line with Sean’s album rollout. Dark Sky has seen strong early returns from both retailers and critics. “Blessings” was preceded by “IDFWU,” the undeniable E-40-featuring, DJ Mustard-produced cut that rattled speakers and gossip blogs this winter. Sean will be performing at Minnesota’a Soundset festival this May, alongside J. Cole, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib, Ice Cube, Chester Watson and a host of others.

G-Unit - I’m Grown

Music video by G-Unit performing I’m Grown. Once the dominant force in hip-hop, the re-tooled G-Unit continues their resurgence with “I’m Grown.” The sparse, percussive track hears 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and Young Buck exercise decidedly contemporary flows, updating the sound that made them so inescapable a decade ago. In the song’s new video, they revel in their financial freedom–nothing is rented, nothing is borrowed. Taken from their new The Beast Is G-Unit EP, the cut is meant to exert the group’s status as revered veterans; it succeeds insofar as the trio here proves versatile enough to sound right at home on today’s top 40 programming, while retaining the warm nostalgia that keeps fans coming back to the G-Unit brand. When the group rose to prominence in the early 2000s, it was this lineup that first graced the pages of magazines and the stages at then-institutions like TRL and 106 & Park. On the back of 50′s wildly successful 2003 debut, Get Rich Or Die Trying, the G-Unit name was plastered all over hip-hop. With founding member Tony Yayo incarcerated, Nashville’s Young Buck was added to the crew for their debut album, Beg For Mercy. Like Wu-Tang before them, G-Unit released a full round of solo albums from the crew: Lloyd Banks’ The Hunger For More, Buck’s Straight Outta Cashville and, once he was finally freed, Tony Yayo’s Thoughts Of A Predicate Felon. It was around this time that West coast hopeful The Game was merged with the group. His debut, The Documentary, featured 50 Cent in a prominent role.

The Diplomats - Have My Money

Music video by The Diplomats performing Have My Money. It’s all about the money. Cam’ron, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, and Freekey Zekey aka The Diplomats continue their reunion in the swanky video for “Have My Money.” In the black-and-white visuals, the Harlem crew stacks its paper and celebrates the finer things while basking under a chandelier. Their “Pledge of Allegiance” tour with Funkmaster Flex kicked off last month, and hits cities including Detroit, Boston, Miami, L.A., and Austin for SXSW. Expect even more from Dipset this year including a new EP.

Migos - Aight

Music video by Migos performing Aight. “This rap shit changed a n***a life,” are the first words you hear on Migos’ new song “Aight,” and that’s no lie. While casually hot boxing a hotel room, Quavo and Offset flaunt the fruits of their labor over OG Parker’s bouncy production in the accompany video. This is the latest sneak peek of the trio’s forthcoming debut LP, YRN: The Album, which is due later this year. In the meantime, you can expect a new Migos mixtape called Migo Lingo to drop in the next few days.

Demetria McKinney - Trade It All

Music video by Demetria McKinney performing Trade It All. Singer/Actress Demetria McKinney returns to our screens with the premiere of the video for her powerful new R&B ballad “Trade It All.” The sultry visual was directed by famed photographer Derek Blanks and features her RHOA cast mates Cynthia Bailey and Claudia Jordan. It also co-stars “Americas Next Top Model” Winner Keith Carlos as McKinney’s love interest. “The song is about what we would give up for love. I wanted the video to reflect what is going on in my relationship and my real life which now blurs the line between entertainment and reality,” explains McKinney. “I had to feature my cast mates Cynthia and Claudia because we are genuinely friends on and off the screen.”

French Montana ft. Jeremih - Bad B*tch

Music video by French Montana ft. Jeremih performing Bad B*tch. While the bad weather continues to hit the Midwest and East Coast, French Montana and Jeremih dip out for the beach and bad bitches in their new video. Surrounded by nothing but beautiful women, designer clothing and some of his closest friends, French shows no ill effects from his breakup with Khloe Kardashian. Once the sun sets, the duo hit the club with Durk and DJ Khaled and pop bottles all night. Montana’s Mac & Cheese 4, his follow up release to his debut Excuse My French, is due out in 2015.

Future - Codeine Crazy

Music video by Future performing Codeine Crazy. Everything is purple in Future’s new video for “Codeine Crazy,” one of the more heartfelt, melancholic songs off last year’s Monster mixtape (his entire catalog, in fact). With a double cup on deck, the ATLien wallows in his penthouse while contemplating an Activas-induced suicide. Don’t worry, though; Future’s taking everything that comes with these millions.

Father ft. ILOVEMAKONNEN & Richposlim - Young Hot Ebony (Remix)

Music video by Father ft. ILOVEMAKONNEN & Richposlim performing Young Hot Ebony (Remix). Three amigos who are currently making some noise put their minds together and came up with a new video for “Young Hot Ebony (Remix).” Starring three young ladies who don’t look like they’re unfamiliar with things that go bump in the night — the fellas opted to let the ladies do the talkin’.

2 Chainz - Road Dawg

Music video by 2 Chainz performing Road Dawg. 2 Chainz pulls out the Rolls-Royce Phantom for a night ride in “Road Dawg.” Continuing to promote the T.R.U. Jack City mixtape, the Atlanta rapper follows up “Keep It 100″ with a dark hood rich edition video directed by Chad Tennies.

A$AP Ferg - Doe-Active

Music video by A$AP Ferg performing Doe-Active. A$AP Ferg gives his “Doe-Active” track new life with a video featuring footage from the Mob member’s wild times over the last year. After wildin’ on the West coast, Miami and everywhere in between Fergastein comes on home back to Harlem in an all White Bentley. Yams would be proud. Ferg’s "Ferg Forever" project is out now!

Hustle Gang ft. Yung Booke, T.I., Young Dro, Spodee & Shad Da God - I Do The Most

Music video by Hustle Gang ft. Yung Booke, T.I., Young Dro, Spodee & Shad Da God performing I Do The Most. The Hustle Gang crew returns with their second video this week. After rounding up the troops in “What You Gon’ Do Bout It,” T.I., Young Dro, Yung Booke, Spodee and Shad Da God crash a house party, turning it into their own adventure-filled playhouse in “I Do The Most.” Premiered by VEVO, the song is off Hustle Gang’s G.D.O.D. 2 mixtape.

Hi-Five - I Can't Wait Another Minute [#BedroomBangaz]

Music video by Hi-Five performing I Can't Wait Another Minute. The third single released off their debut album, Hi-Five (1990).
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