With Justin Timberlake’sThe 20/20 Experience (2 of 2) drawing nearer, the promo game is about to kick up a notch, sort of like we saw last time with part one. For this latest teaser, JT gives fans a sneak peek into his recording process and reveals that the entire album was cooked up in 20 days. The reason for this? Because he wanted the creativity to come from another place, as the team hyper-focused. If you’re excited about the album, this clip will give you a little more insight on what to expect. Enjoy.
Lady Gaga presents the official visual interpretation for the single “Applause” from her forthcoming LP ARTPOP. Directed by duo Inez and Vinoodh – who also shot Ms. Germanotta’s recent spread for V Magazine – with production from Gabe Hill, the piece is prototypical of the pop icon, showcasing her avant garde approach and flair for the dramatic. Enjoy the “Applause” video above and look for Gaga to perform the track live for the first time at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards later this month. ARTPOP is due out November 11. Enjoy.
Meek Mill takes amateurs to school in “Levels,” the Hype Williams-directed video in support of Self Made, Vol. 3. The Philadelphia MC stunts like most young rappers do, reminding haters there’s a certain hierarchy to his flashy lifestyle. Follow Meek as he flashes high-priced whips, big mansions, jewelry, and that first-class lifestyle with his new visual. Rick Ross, Irv Gotti, and DJ Drama all make cameos. Maybach Music Group’s Self Made, Vol. 3 hits stores on September 17th. Enjoy.
Tyrese, Ginuwine, and Tank get together to form TGT and release the video for their newest single “I Need,” directed by Benny Boom. Look out for the trios upcoming project Three Kings, dropping August 20th. Each member gets their solo verse as they belt out the mistakes made in past relationships amidst the destructive settings. Enjoy.
John Mayer‘s upcoming album, Paradise Valley, will feature some familiar faces. According to Rolling Stone, the singer’s on-again, off-again girlfriend Katy Perry and and good pal Frank Ocean will appear on John’s sixth album. Katy will be singing a duet with her beau on “a country-tinged mid-tempo track” called “Who You Love,” while Frank will be appearing on, “Wildfire,” which has been performed at many of John’s concerts this summer. John played guitar on Frank’s song, “Pyramid,” which make sense as to why the two would be out for another collaboration. As for Katy, John has publicly gushed about his loved during Milwaukee’s Summerfest in July and the two have undeniable chemistry that will make for beautiful music.
French producer/DJ Kavinsky saves the day in the official visual accompaniment to his OutRun track “Odd Look.” Those familiar with the opening to Terminator can pretty much guess how this stylish Drive-like clip unfolds as Kavinsky himself reprises his roll as the Ryan Gosling-esque “Driver” and takes on a group of wannabe thugs to save a hapless waitress at an unnamed diner. “Odd Look,” the fourth track on OutRun, is also the name of Kavinsky’s latest EP which includes the track alongside remixes from A-Trak, Surkin, Prince 85 and Midnight Juggernauts – as well as the feature with The Weeknd. The Odd Look EP is now available via iTunes. Enjoy.
Robin Thicke phoned in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest to chat about his upcoming album Blurred Lines and his recent chart-topping success. The single off the album of the same title made headlines when the singer released its music video featuring none other than "naked women." Robin, who has been married to Paula Patton since 2005, says his wife had no issue with the nudity. “Well, you have to remember we are both artists in my family,” Robin explains. “My wife does the same thing in her new movie coming out [called] Two Guns. She has a topless scene in that, so we don’t take that stuff too seriously.”
Looking for a catchy pop tune to cheer up your week? Singer-actress Hayley Kiyoko, best known for playing Velma in the Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins, has just released her first official music video for the single A Belle to Remember. The video features the 22-year old showing off her dance moves and her strong vocal skills. An Los Angeles native, Hayley released her first EP of the same name in March and is available for purchase here. We are excited to see more from the young star. Enjoy.
Tyga escapes Los Angeles for an exotic getaway in “Show You,” the latest single off his Hotel California album. The Last King catches a ferry boat with Future to Catalina Island, where the two enjoy the scenery and sandy shores the small island has to offer. Directed by Colin Tilley, take in the lovely visual setting as Tyga’s major-label sophomore LP can be purchased on iTunes. Enjoy.
Kelly Rowland lets us in on some rather intense situations from her past on her Talk A Good Game single, "Dirty Laundry." With help from The-Dream, Kelly dishes on industry troubles, issues with men and more. Here we have the clip that coincides with the dirty version of the song, as the footage highlights the songstress in a variety of artistic looks, which adhere nicely to the overall feel of the audio. Press play above now to view, and you can also snag a copy of Talk A Good Game on iTunes now. Enjoy.