Posts Tagged ‘video’

[Video] Eminem ft. Beyonce – “Walk on Water”

Posted: December 24, 2017 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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The creative process is agonizing. From the self-doubt to writer’s block and fan expectations, Eminem lays it all bare in the video for the Beyonce-assisted “Walk On Water.” The reception was mostly negative when the audio dropped a few weeks ago, but the visuals, which show Eminem trying to find that creative spark in desolate conditions, aptly conveys the pressure Em goes through with every album. Which persona do I use this time? More accents? Am I too old for “Slim Shady” Eminem? It’s reminiscent of Nas’s “Book of Rhymes” and Em finds his inner confidence in the final classroom setting (“Bitch I wrote Stan!”).

Revival is available now.

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[Video] Rapsody ft. Lance Skiiwalker – “Power”

Posted: October 28, 2017 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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“The power of the spirit makes the old heads holler.” Rapsody and Lance Skiiwalker muse on the many levels of strength in these new visuals for “Power.” Unfortunately, Kendrick couldn’t make the video so his part was cut. However, you should still be satisfied as the video jump for beautiful images of power (children growing, women celebrating each other, man working out/sparring) to some that are more destructive (guns, alcohol self-medication etc.). Rapsody’s excellent Laila’s Wisdom album is available now.

[Video] Mya Returns with the Sensual “Ready for Whatever”

Posted: October 20, 2017 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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We missed you, Mya. The veteran singer is jumping back in the spotlight with her new sultry visuals for “Ready for Whatever.” The song is in the vein of what you’re hearing on the radio these days, but it’s executed well. If you listened to this blindly, you’d assume you’re hearing a new or younger artist (I’ll concede that may be a bad thing depending on your musical tastes).

Mya is just one year removed from her Sweet Jones EP. Do we have another project on the way?

[Video] Young M.A – “Same Set”

Posted: August 3, 2017 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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Young M.A and the Red Life crew are down in Miami enjoying the good life in the new visuals for “Same Set.” M.A’s little dance on the bike is killing me. Her latest, the HERstory EP, is available now on all streaming platforms.

 

[Video] Playboy Carti – “Magnolia”

Posted: July 10, 2017 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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With Jay Z having listed it as one of his 4:44 inspirations, ATL’s Playboy Carti has finally unleashed some visuals for his massive hit “Magnolia.” Special effects abound as Carti acts out the chorus on the streets of NYC. Look out for an appearance from A$AP Rocky. Carti’s self-titled debut is available on all streaming platforms.

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Rick Ross’ stern criticism of Birdman finally gets some visuals with this new clip for “Idols Become Rivals.” A song like this would’ve greatly benefited from a Birdman stand-in (think “Dre Day”), but Rozay opts to follow his usual video format with opulent shots of his mansion, cars and plaques. We do get one unintentional comedic moment with producer Bangladesh staring as the graphic details the alleged money owed to him from Cash Money.

Rather You Than Me is in stores now.

 

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Ok Goapele, you have me ready to risk it all now. The Bay Area songstress is at her sensual best in her new visuals for “Secret.” As the title implies, this is a hidden, erotic love affair laced with a hint of danger, represented by the white snake seen slithering about. Later, we see the animal enveloping Goapele, implying her acceptance of her most forbidden desires.

You can find this track and more on Goapele’s new Dreamseeker EP.