Nicki Minaj, Jason Derulo and Ty Dolla $ign Give New Meaning To ‘Eye Candy’ With The Visuals For “Swalla” (NEW VIDEO)

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Nicki Minaj teamed up with Jason Derulo and Ty Dolla $ign to launch the video for their collaborative single “Swalla” and they certainly didn’t disappoint.

The video is every bit freaky as it is colorful. Nicki rocks a bright pink latex two-piece outfit, strategically hugging every inch of her famous curves. Her almond shaped eyes are covered by metallic futuristic shades as she spits her rhymes in a candy coated room. Derulo and Ty Dolla $ign get up close and personal with the gang of sexy backup dancers as they indulge in sweet treats, twerk in synchrony and flaunt their impressive buns in barely-there booty shorts.

Willy Wonka ain’t got nothing on this crew. Peep the eye-popping video below:

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Poe Knows Music: Hank Henny – That’s Game [Video]

 

Hank Henny drops  his new   video from his debut mixtape entitled “F.O.C.U.S.” which stands for, Follow One Course Until Successful. The concept of the video is to look at the big picture in life.

“Everything we have  in front of us, was designed.  The crab in the barrel mentality was designed.  We have to get past that if we want to make change.” Hank Henny states.

With that mentality Hank decided to put his emotions into song and visual and help put the youth on to some “Game”

Hank  drops a few jewels in the video and put people on to some “game” with bars like “you still playing that tough role/ that Semi-Auto won’t save your soul/ Margiela’s don’t make your rich n*^$a/ every time I see you I still see a b*#%* n*$%%a”, meaning you think  material things and the hood mentality makes you a real person but in reality it doesn’t change who you are within.

G Check

Name:Hank Henny @Hank_Henny

City: Uptown Philly

Producer: Melvin Darrell @MelvinDarrell

Director: Hq Lou @HqLou

Influences:  Andre 3000, Eminem, Drake

1st Purchased Album: DMX  “X was here”, Sisqo “Unleash the Dragon”

Bio:  Hank is a Hip Hop MC from Philadelphia, Pa. Being a young African American male growing up in the nicer part of the inner city, Hank was always aware of subtle differences between low income communities and higher ones, as well as the people that reside within them. Throughout his own personal experiences Hank determined that it is not where a person is from that determines their success, but rather it comes from something deeper within them. He recently completed his debut mixtape ‘Follow One Course Until Successful’ (FOCUS) which highlights everyone’s attraction of success, but also the distractions that interfere with the goal of attaining it.

 

 

 

Dee-1 Partners With Sallie Mae To Help You Get Out Of College Debt

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In hip-hop culture, we love living above our means. But rapper Dee-1 advocates the exact opposite of that.

Following the release of “Sallie Mae Back,” in which Dee-1 raps about how he used his advance money to become free of student loans, the New Orleans emcee announced a partnership with the financial aid student loan company for a nationwide college tour.

Dee-1’s Knowledge For College Tour with Sallie Mae will travel from college to college, teaching students the importance of borrowing responsibly and the various ways they can pay back their loans. To help, Sallie Mae and Dee-1 are gifting one lucky student at each tour stop $5,000!

Followers of Dee-1 know the New Orleans native prides himself on two things: saving his money and his ever-so-loyal ’98 Honda Accord, so it’s no surprise he would dedicate a song to the ride that’s stuck with him through thick and thin.

In the official video for “No Car Note” (Directed by Tommy Talley) Dee-1 and his young co-stars celebrate the extra money they pocketed since they don’t have to worry about annoying car payments.

Check out the video premiere above and visit Sallie.cc/Dee1Knowledge for more info on the Knowledge For College Tour.

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Solange Drops New Stunning Visuals For “Cranes In The Sky” & “Don’t Touch My Hair” (NEW VIDEO)

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Solange Knowles is taking a few cues from her big sis in the visuals department.

Riding high on the rave reviews for A Seat at the Table, her first album since 2012, Solange released two new videos for “Cranes in the Sky” and “Don’t Touch My Hair” –  Co-directed by herself and her husband, Alan Ferguson.

In the video for the percussive “Cranes in the Sky,” Solange weaves together stunning vignettes with pops of colorful backdrops and wardrobe. Select stills from the video had been teased on Solange’s Instagram weeks before the album dropped, and know we finally have the finished product. Each look within the video is meant to celebrate the aesthetic of Black women in every shade – a prominent theme within the album.

Next up is “Don’t Touch My Hair,” which melds together neutral looks and choreography to accompany the deeply personal lyrics. In an interview on her Saint Heron website, Solange speaks on her mother’s profession as a hair stylist and critiques she’s received about her natural hair inspired the song. “There was a fashion editor of a major magazine who was white and for Halloween she wore an afro wig and had black face and called herself Solange. There was another magazine that composed celebrity-look-alikes, and they used a dog for me. They talked about my hair being like one of a dog, literally. So, hair just became so complex for me.” Check out the salvage below:

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Watch DJ Khaled & Nas’ “Nas Album Done” Music Video

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Major key announcement: Nasalbum is done.

So what do you do when it’s been four years since you released an LP? Celebrate, of course.

In the video for “Nas Album Done,” DJ Khaled and Nas fly down south to Jamaica for the ultimate celebration. The eight-minute visual kicks off with DJ Khaled and Jamaica’s “Original Don Dada” Ox Rankin having an in-depth conversation about success and peace. Nas eventually reunites with his Belly co-star and a party ensues.

“Nas Album Done” is featured on Khaled’s acclaimed Major Key LP. Nas is set to release his eleventh studio album in early 2017.

Watch Khaled and Nas’ Jamaican adventure above.

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Teyana Taylor Is Naked & Covered In Gold In New “Champions (Remix)” Video

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Riding high from her recent successes, Teyana Taylor is back with a brand new visual.

Following her starring role in Kanye West’s “Fade” video, Teyana strips down once again for the “Champions (Remix)” video. After Gucci Mane was released from prison, Kanye premiered his star-studded track “Champions,” which featured Guwop, Big Sean, Migos, Travi$ Scott, Yo Gotti, 2 Chainz, and Desiigner.

Being the first lady of G.O.O.D Music, Teyana decided to take a stab at the heavily produced song. In the Sasha Samsonova-directed video, Teyana appears naked and covered in gold. Fun fact: Teyana’s entire music video was made solely from photographs.

Watch Teyana’s new video above.

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Watch Tinashe’s New ‘Superlove’ Music Video

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Following the release of “Player” featuring Chris Brown and “Party Favors” featuring Young Thug at the end of 2015, Tinashe decided to refocus the vision of her highly anticipated sophomore effort, Joyride.

After a brief hiatus, the 23-year-old singer/songwriter returned with a new single titled “Superlove.”

Tinashe, who teamed up with The-Dream and Tricky Stewart to write the song, revealed the heart of her album remains the same but she’s adamant on adding a few “tidbits.”

In support of her new single, Tinashe enlisted the talents of Hannah Lux Davis to direct her Baywatch-inspired visual. The three-minute video features Tinashe giving us Pamela Anderson-vibes as she runs across the beach in a classic red “Bae Watch” one-piece.

Joyride doesn’t boast a specific release date yet, but in a recent interview Tinashe revealed she’s aiming for October. Check out “Superlove” up top.

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Watch Isaiah Rashad’s “Free Lunch” Music Video

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On the heels of releasing “Free Lunch,” Isaiah Rashad drops the music video to his lead single.

The Aplus-directed video features Isaiah Rashad washing money in a local laundromat, while other hustlers get money around him. From selling DVDs and hustling clothes out the back of a car trunk to doing hair on the street corner, Isaiah’s visual makes it very clear that there’s no “free lunch” in the hood. Your only meal ticket is hustling.

After Top Dawg cryptically tweeted the date “9.02.16,” fans are expecting a brand new project from the Tennessee native on that day. We shall see.

In the meantime, watch Isaiah’s new video up top.

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Watch Jim Jones & A$AP Ferg’s “Harlem” Music Video

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Harlem, stand up.

Jim Jones and A$AP Ferg tell an uptown glory story in their new Kid Art-directed visual. The three-minute “Harlem” video is dark and gritty, but embodies the flashy lifestyle so many Harlemites adopt.

You can catch Ferg in living color on his “Level Up” tour with Toronto native Tory Lanez. “Harlem” is featured on Jimmy’s new album Kitchen.

Watch Jimmy and Fergenstein go crazy in the video up top.

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Kamaiyah ‘How You Want It’ (NEW VIDEO)

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West Coast rapper Kamaiyah Jones just dropped the video for her song “How You Want It.”

The 26-year-old gives us Keisha from Belly vibes when she pops a bottle under a blue light in her lingerie. Elsewhere in the visual, she rides around in the city and lets us know she likes to give it to bae “without a warning.” Best known for hopping on YG‘s “Why You Always Hatin?” alongside Drake, Kamaiyah is back and better than ever.

She also dropped her tape A Good Night in the Ghetto, earlier this year. Check that out here, plus her new video below.

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Watch Kehlani’s “Gangsta” Music Video

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Following the release of Suicide Squad in theaters nationwide, Kehlani unveils the visual to “Gangsta,” her contribution to the film‘s soundtrack.

Enlisting the talents of director Benny Boom, Kehlani delivers a seductive and enticing performance as scenes depicting characters Harley Quinn and The Joker’s relationship flash on the screen.

The Suicide Squad soundtrack is actually number one in 31 countries on iTunes and features contributions by Wiz Khalifa, Imagine Dragons, Logic, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Wayne, and so many more.

Kehlani is currently readying her full length debut, but in the meantime, watch her “Gangsta” music video above.

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Watch Rihanna’s New “Sledgehammer” Music Video

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As promised, Rihanna released the first-ever IMAX music video.

Yesterday, RiRi shared a 30-second teaser of her song for the new Star Trek movie, titled “Sledgehammer.” The mystical visual features Rihanna dressed as an extraterrestrial attempting to control earth from afar.

Sledgehammer” was written by Australian singer/songwriter Sia, who’s also responsible for penning Rihanna’s 2012 mega hit “Diamonds.”

Rihanna will embark on the European leg of her “ANTI World Tour” in July, which will include DJ Mustard as opening act.

Star Trek: Beyond stars Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and is due out in theaters nationwide July 22.

Watch Rihanna’s new video up top.

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Beyoncé Finally Releases ‘Sorry’ Music Video & It’s Glorious

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“Ashes to ashes, dust to side chicks.” 

If you didn’t have an HBO hook up to watch the world premiere of Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade, you’re now in luck.

With “Sorry” quickly becoming a summer favorite, Mrs. Carter decided to release the visual for the “boy bye” anthem separately from its 70-minute HBO special. The four-minute video is exactly the same and features tennis legend Serena Williams twerking in a black bodysuit.

For the past three months, the visual portion of Beyoncé’s Lemonade has exclusively lived on her hubby’s streaming service TIDAL. You probably remember “Sorry” is the song that sparked infidelity rumors about Bey and Hov. And let us not forget the infamous “Becky with the good hair” line, which has become a popular American idiom.

You can catch Beyoncé performing this song live on her “Formation World Tour” with DJ Khaled. Watch the “Sorry” music video up top.

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Watch Bryson Tiller’s “Exchange” Music Video

It’s never too late to release a video for this song.

It’s been nine months since Bryson Tiller unveiled his acclaimed T R A P S O U L debut, but he’s still eating off the project’s success.

Yesterday, the singer announced the arrival of what we believe to be a new project, but the image he posted on Instagram is the exact same image in his “Exchange” music video.

The Rohan Blair-Mangat directed video features Bryson reminiscing about the love he had with a beautiful young woman. Images of the two lovers rolling around the sheets and hanging out all around Los Angeles flash on the screen as Bryson hopelessly stares out his mansion’s window pane.

Is Bryson’s new project called She’s Got My Soul? Well, with the release of this new video, we’re not sure. Watch the visual up top.

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Jennifer Lopez “Ain’t Your Mama” (NEW VIDEO)

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Jennifer Lopez is defying stereotypes in her new “Ain’t Your Mama” video.

The Puerto Rican pop star takes on the roles of various women, including an under appreciated housewife, underpaid receptionist, and a fiery military vet. During the video, J. Lo encourages the women to stand up for their rights and fight against misogyny and society’s patriarchy.

Jennifer is currently readying her ninth studio album, which is due out later on this year. Watch J. Lo’s new video up top.

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Watch Justin Timberlake’s New “Can’t Stop The Feeling” Music Video

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As promised, Justin Timberlake releases his brand new single “Can’t Stop The Feeling” along with a music video.

“Can’t Stop The Feeling” is Justin’s first single in three years and will be featured in the DreamWorks Animation film Trolls. The four-minute video features Justin and the cast of Trolls having an intimate dance party in the studio. The video also features cameos from Anna Kendrick, James Corden, and Gwen Stefani.

While we’re not sure if Justin’s working on a follow-up to his The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 LP, we do know that he’s producing the entire soundtrack for Trolls.

Trolls will hit theaters nationwide on November 4. Watch Justin’s new video up top.

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