Beyoncé turns Santa Claus in an instant! Out of nowhere, the R&B Diva releases a self-titled album exclusively on iTunes. Queen Bey’s fifth solo LP includes 14-songs and 17 music videos. Contributions come from Justin Timberlake, Kelly Rowland, Drake, Frank Ocean, Pharrell, Timbaland, Hit-Boy, Key Wane, Detail, Michelle Williams, Sampha, husband Jay Z, and her daughter Blue Ivy. Dubbed a visual album, the 17 music videos were shot throughout the world in Paris, Rio De Janeiro, New York, and Sydney. Along with the surprise album, Bey has released 30-second snippets on every accompanying video. Preview the full album via the creative visuals below.The Carter-Knowles family takes #NewRules to the limits! Head to iTunes and purchase the album now -- watch previews of all the videos after the jump. [See More]
French filmmaker Mikael Colombu has taken an artistic approach to Drake'sTake Care cut We'll Be Fine. A preview of the clip has been released earlier this year, but its final form has now been unveiled for your viewing pleasure. As you can see above, the video relies heavily on CGI and some rarely bizarre sci-fi elements. Definitely a visually alternative approach to Drizzy's music that you don't want to miss. Enjoy.
Drake may hail from Toronto, but he’s fully repping Memphis, Tennessee in the video for the Nothing Was The Same single “Worst Behavior”. Helmed by Director X, the 10-minute video features appearances from the Hot Boys’ Turk, Project Pat, Juicy J, and Papa Drake himself, Dennis Graham, who looks like a hybrid between a pimp and a used car salesman. (Mr. Graham hails from Memphis, which explains the choice of locale). Continuing to prove his masculine qualities, Drizzy also fills the video with loads of rap cliches, including rapping in front of muscle cars and brooding on street corners, plus there’s funny scene involving the OVO owl. Enjoy.
Electronic music singer-songwriter and producer Sampha presents the official music video for his own solo-piano version of Drake’s “Too Much.” Originally sampled as a demo version on Nothing Was the Same, the final recording of the track was produced by Emile Haynie and is a part of Sampha’s upcoming double A-sided 7-inch vinyl single, Too Much / Happens (£5.00 GBP). Enjoy.
As we have learned last month, the Toronto Raptors have named the city's favorite son Drake their "Global Ambassador." Albeit the vague nature of this title, Drake will play an important role in the team's rebranding as the city prepares to host the 2016 NBA All-Star Game. On that note, the Raptors unveiled a rather dramatic video that displays Drake speaking about his hometown in high notes as well as the team's role in it. Have a look at the promotional clip above and leave your thoughts about it below. Enjoy.
OVO Sound product PARTYNEXTDOOR releases his debut music video in Break From Toronto, a cut off his self-titled project. The singer-producer brings the song’s opening lyrics to life, cruising his hometown streets of Mississauga (a western suburb of Toronto) at night. Riding clean in a Jeep packed with girls, Party catches up with his OMO click for some parking lot pimpin’ before moving to an undisclosed house jam. With a camera handy, things get sensual as he films a female partner as the Liam MaCrae-directed clip cuts to "Wus Good/Curious." Serving as an opening act on Drake’s Would You Like A Tour?, PARTYNEXTDOOR’s debut project is available for purchase on iTunes. Listen to his latest records “Candy” with Nipsey Hussle, and “Muse” here. Enjoy.
With about two months before Anchorman: The Legend Continues is finally released, Paramount is finally beginning to roll out more promotional material. The most recent: Two new, lengthy trailers—one for the US and one international trailer—to give us a better look at what to expect from the highly anticipated sequel when it hits theaters in December. One thing is for sure after watching them both: Ron Burgundy is definitely back. Even better, both trailers are extremely different from one another, so we get a look at a lot of different footage that was absent from the previous trailer from June. Alas, no sign of Kanye West or Drake anywhere—yet—but there is a great glimpse of a surprise cameo from Harrison Ford in the second trailer.You can check out the US trailer above, and the international trailer above. Anchorman: The Legend Continues is set to hit theaters nationwide on December 20th.
With Drake’s third album in-stores today, Drizzy seems to have more surprises on deck for us. His pop single Hold On, We’re Going Home continues to impact the world and pick up rotation around the globe. In the newly released mini movie Directed by Bill Pope, Drake stars in what seems to be a Scarface-inspired story of love and war. A$AP Rocky starts off the flick with a toast, only for October’s Very Own to find out that his boo has been kidnapped. There’s shootouts, mystery, betrayal and of course love... Enjoy.
Drake is back in New York to promote Nothing Was The Same, and hitting his fan markets from the greedy freebians fighting over #NTWS shirts at the Alife store, to the housewives and house-arrest audience of The Ellen Show. And Ellen Degeneres knows exactly how to put "Our Holy Lord of Cableknit" in the hot seat -- bring up old jumpies and platonic girlfriends. Ellen asked Drake about Rihanna, Tyra Banks, and Kat Dennings but then threw in friend-zoner Nicki Minaj, and a total reach, Kim Kardashian. Enjoy.
Drake's new album may be called Nothing Was the Same, but he's confident one thing's permanent. New single Wu-Tang Forever pays titular tribute to the long-lived New York rap crew, which celebrated the 20th anniversary of its debut album this year. Lyrically, he's got other things on his mind: "I just love when I'm with you," he raps over the spare beat, which samples the Clan's 1997 track "It's Yourz." Pre-order Nothing Was The Same to get the track now. Album drops on September 24th. Does his new track meet your expectations? Let us know in the comments.