Here’s part two of Hit-Boy’s “Jay-Z Interview.” The production comes with a helping hand from Childish Major, and the video was directed by Jelani Fresh. If you’re still in the dark about the Hit-Boy, you can read HERE, and check out his HS87 crew HERE.
“Power Trip” is the first official taste of Cole’s sophomore album, and tonight the visuals surfaced. I’m happy to say, the video was not what I was expecting. Jermaine throws in a heavy storyline with a twist. Born Sinner drops June 25.
If you’re looking for a little background information, give “Dreams” a listen off The Warm Up
King Kendrick drops another video from his notorious good kid, m.A.A.d. city, which was arguably the best album of 2012. The contrast between Paris and his roots (“where my damn Dominos at?!”) makes for a rather artistic vibe.
This week we have brand new visuals from D-WHY, who if you don’t know by now, you can find out here. This track is produced by Hit-Boy and is off his debut project Don’t Flatter Yourself, which you can download for free on the sidebar. Also, watch Meek Mill and Big Sean set some whips on fire as alligators watch in their collaborative banger. Last week, The Weeknd officially announced The Trilogy, whilst giving us visuals for ”Rolling Stone.” Coldplay gets animated on their latest video, based on their Mylo Xyloto comic series.
Ricky Rozay’s most anticipated project God Forgives, I Don’t dropped today and I have a feeling sales are going to be enormous. First though, here’s a little something different from the MMG frontman. While i’m not opposed to the dark, aggressive, MMG-affliate packed videos, this is a nice change. The video jumps up and down the timeline of the three artists’ lives. From Dre’s days with Snoop Dogg (now Lion i’m told), Ross in the hood, Jay wearing grills to Monster products and Maybachs.
Due to the most recent video directed by Mr. Gavras for Jay-Z & Kanye West’s “No Church In The Wild,” I figured it was time for a post dedicated to his stunning visuals. The Athens-born 30 year old French director has a knack for high energy, gritty, controversial music videos. He has the ability to take a song and transform it into something formidable. The visuals and the storyline make it impossible to turn away for even a couple seconds. Warning: The videos are very intense and include violence and nudity. NSFW.
The much anticipated self-titled video from Drake’s Take Care was delayed over a week and now we end up with a double-video release from the Canadian artist.
Backed by the sound of Gill-Scott Heron, remixed by Jamie xx, the “Take Care” video has well-orchestrated visuals. Rihanna looking like a lost puppy in an empty room is consistently comforted by Drake, signifying strength (the bull). Along with the warm embrace in a cold scene, you see beautiful imagery including a bluejay, tropical fish and an acrobat doing his thing. In addition, two scenes straight out of Lord of the Rings.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Drake’s Re-Bar Mitzvah, or something along those lines. Featuring Lil Wayne in a panda mask. The outlook portrayed is very care-free, participating in what you believe while having a good time is achievable. Again, very fitting visuals with a slight Lonely Island-esque goofiness to it. Special guest appearances from Birdman, DJ Khaled,Trey Songz and more.