Over the weekend, Eminem's offered a preview of the music video for “Monster” with Rihanna, and now we full-length video for the single from The Marshall Mathers LP 2. Here, Rihanna plays the role of Em’s therapist, while the rapper is found reflecting on pinnacle points of his career and personal life. The music video features scenes from several of Eminem’s previous videos and Dr. Dre is also featured in a snippet of back-and-forth role play with the rapper. A follow-up to 2010′s “Love the Way You Lie,” “Monster” is another stellar offering from both artists.
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.
TheMarshall Mathers LP 2 isn’t short on its serious moments, but Eminem proves he hasn’t lost that wacky sense of humor and aesthetics in the video to his six-minute lyrical onslaught, “Rap God.” In front of a psychedelic backdrop, Slim Shady plugs into the matrix and transforms into Max Headroom, the AI character from the 80′s sci-fi series of the same name. After all, those lyrical somersaults make Em sound like a damn robot on the mic. MMLP2 is out now, enjoy.
It was a busy week for Pusha T. Along with performing “S.N.I.T.C.H.” with Pharrell on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the street poet stopped by Chelsea Lately. The two discussed the origin of Pusha’s name, Pharrell discovering him, a lesson in diamond fronts, Kanye West’s ranting, his brother No Malice, Virginia Beach, and much more. Purchase his debut solo album My Name Is My Name on iTunes right now. Enjoy.
On the day she dropped her latest EP Sail Out, Jhené Aiko opens up in an exclusive interview with Pepsi.com. Aiko's been busy. Between releasing her EP, dropping a new song with Kendrick Lamar and sharing a brand new music video for "The Worst," the 25-year-old singer knows how to make things happen. She was the first artist to be signed to the No I.D.-run Def Jam imprint Atrium Records. She preaches the benefit of being signed with someone like him, because, "He truly understands what it is to be an artist, because he’s an artist also, he’s a producer... He’s always like, 'Don’t rush anything, just take your time. The music is going to be great regardless of what’s happening.'" After pushing back the release date for her Sail Out EP from October 29th to today, it's clear patience is a part of the game for Aiko. [Hear & Read More]
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.
Ariana Grande unleashes an Romeo & Juliet-inspired video for her Big Sean-powered single "Right There." Backed up with tons of costumes and a cameo appearance by Patrick Schwarzenegger, the rising singer makes sure that all elements are set up properly in her visual fair tale. Of course, Big Sean is showing up to join the fun as well. Enjoy.
While the audio stream has been online since the end of last month, Justin Timberlake has now followed up with the official music video for his Timbaland-produced single “TKO.” Starring alongside Timberlake, we get to see Elvis Presley’s granddaughter Riley Keough acting as his estranged girlfriend. After a steamy make-out session she hits the singer over the head with a frying pan upon dragging him through the desert on the back of a truck while she sits in the driver’s seat. Purchase Justin's latest release The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 ($11 USD) on iTunes right now. 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.