Video: Nipsey Hussle Ft. Stacy Barthe – “Victory Lap”

I’m finna take it there. This time around, I’ma make it clear. Spoke some things into the Universe and they appeared. I’ll say it’s worth it; I won’t say it’s fair. Find yo’ purpose or you wasting air…

Continuing the wave he’s been riding throughout all of last year, Nipsey Hussle provides us with the official visuals to his highly-motivational Stacy Barthe-featured “Victory Lap,” which serves as the introduction to his album of the same name. Watching this video, I can’t help but to be proud because I’ve really witnessed his growth, not only as an artist, but as a businessman.

I can remember the first time I ever even heard of him. I was 15 and I had just bought the Pac’s Life album and I heard him on “International.” Man, it’s just crazy to see how far he’s come since then. You just can’t help but to respect the hustle.. or, excuse me, HUSSLE. Anytime I listen to his music or watch an interview, my motivation is just amplified. In addition to that, Victory Lap, in its entirety, has really just been getting me through life. Last year was full of changes and there were moments where I just wanted to break down and I can say that Victory Lap definitely helped me to not lose my cool, if you will. You just have to respect it.

#WhereTheyAtWednesdays: Cherish

There are very few girl groups that I can say I wish were still releasing music.

Cherish is definitely one of them.

While they first saw a bit of success with the release of their debut album, The Moment, back in 2003, it wasn’t until 2006 when they released their single “Do It To It,” which features Sean Paul (of The YoungBloodZ), that I was introduced to their music. I remember one of my big sisters buying their sophomore album, Unappreciated, for my little sister and looking at her like, “Now, you KNOW I listen to Cherish way more than she does.” Ha. I personally feel like this album is quite slept on and that people mainly only recognize it for its singles, but pretty much the whole album itself is solid. To this day, I still play it regularly with my favorite tracks being:

“That Boi”

“Chevy”

“Moment in Time”

“Oooh”

“Whenever”

“Stop Callin’ Me”

Watch AdéNichol’s Video for “Recollection”

Inspired by their new-found love and past heartbreaks the two have endured, R&B/hip-hop duo AdéNichol have given us the official video for their first single, “Recollection.”

Consisting of the Bay Area’s very own Jasmine Nichol and Philly hip-hop producer, Adé Cruse, the two met during a studio session Cruse just so happened to be controlling for a mutual friend of theirs. Upon arriving to the session and laying down some vocals, the two quickly began to fall in love.

Be on the look out for their debut EP, Sunflower, and purchase their single on iTunes here.

Watch ETagg’s New Video for “MaryJane”

It’s been a little over a month since ETagg released his Beauty and the Beast-themed EP Kill the Beast. Today, the Sacramentan Jack-of-all-trades is back with the official visual for “MaryJane,” a track that happens to be a favorite of not only mine, but a lot of his fans as well. The visual was shot by his fellow Sacramento artist, Natho.

Download Kill the Beast here.

Watch Usher’s New Video for “Good Kisser”

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It’s been a minute since we’ve gotten new music, let alone a new video, from ‘Ursher Baybeh,’ so his official video for his new single “Good Kisser” is right on time. In the Christopher Sims-directed visual, we get clips of a shirtless Usher teasing playing the drums and dancing while he enticingly professes his love for a ‘good kisser.”

See, I told her the devil is a lie. Them other girls can’t compete with mine. You do it so good, you f*ck my mind. You pull it out, then you open wide. You make me want to tap out and retire, your pretty lips leave me so inspired.

What do you think? Does Usher have another hit on his hands with this one?

Watch ScHoolboy Q’s Video for “Studio” Ft. BJ the Chicago Kid

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Yeah, yeah. I am highly aware that I am late. TDE’s self-proclaimed ‘Man of the Year,’ ScHoolboy Q has released the official visual for his Swiff D-produced and BJ the Chicago Kid-featured “Studio.”

This video isn’t suitable for the kiddies to tune in to, as in typical Q fashion, it features scantily-clad women showing off their tatas. Tune in to the video below and purchase Oxymoron here if you’ve yet to do so.

Jhené Aiko Releases New Video for “Comfort Inn Ending (Freestyle)”

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shebreathesmusic.net, shebreathesmusicIt has been almost a year since Jhené Aiko first released her personal No I.D.-produced “Comfort Inn Ending (Freestyle)” and a couple of months since she gave us the continuation with part two. Today, Aiko gifts us with the official visual for parts one and two, which she combined as one for her latest EP, Sail Out.

The visual shadows a heartbroken Aiko as she reflects on the failed relationship and has a Bernadine Harris moment and sets her cheating lover’s possessions ablaze. You can also catch a cameo from Aiko’s best friend Krissy, who is also mentioned in the song.

 

 

Jhené Aiko Shares Her Afternoon Dream With Us

Happy 3:16 Day!

It may be Jhené Aiko‘s birthday, but she figured she’d be the one giving out gifts today. In honor of her 26th cakeday, Aiko releases a new video for a song she recorded titled, “My Afternoon Dream.” The tranquilizing video was shot in Maui (I believe) and it features a cameo from Aiko’s 5-year-old daughter Namiko Love. I’m not sure as to whether or not this song will be featured on Souled Out, but hey, you’d hear zero complaints from me if it were to make the cut.

Don’t wake me up, ’cause I’m in love with all that you are. You make me see the truth in things, I think that you are .. the remedy for everything. It seems that you are .. the truth itself, ’cause nothing else can take me so far.

Happy 26th Birthday, Jhené!

Watch Tech N9ne’s Video for "Fragile" Ft. Kendrick Lamar, ¡MAYDAY! & Kendall Morgan

Tech N9ne released the official visual for his Kendrick Lamar, ¡MAYDAY! and Kendall Morgan-assisted single “Fragile.” I first saw this video a couple of nights ago while I was lying in the dark, occupied with whatever on my phone when the video aired on MTV Jams (one of the very few channels that my television stays on). Although I was already vibing to it, I got hype and turned my head toward the television once I heard Kendrick tear into his verse. 
“Fragile” is featured on Tech’s Something Else album, which you can purchase via iTunes here.

Keke Palmer – "Language Barrier"

About two weeks ago I was at home lying in my bed, watching VH1’s Single Ladies and live tweeting “The Girl Most Likely To…” episode on Jones Mag twitter account. During the episode, the character April, played by Charity Shea, was in a competition with one of her co-workers to see who could sign Keke Palmer first. Toward the end of the episode, Keke ending up signing with April and during the showcase that April put together, Keke performed a song titled “Language Barrier” that I’ve BEEN meaning to post, but .. yeah.
While she only performed a snippet of the song, I fell in absolute LOVE with it at first listen and I cannot WAIT for her to release the official version. I’m telling you, the song is BEAUTIFUL!
It’s like I’m speaking in tongues, but all I wanna do is love you. Tell me what do you do when there’s a language barrier…”
Check it out above!