VIDEO: Kendrick Lamar – “ELEMENT.”

King Kendrick is back with another round of powerful visuals for “ELEMENT.” off of his latest album DAMN.

Kendrick has been taking music videos to the next level and watching them makes me like the respective song that much more.  Well done.

Watch below, and see for yourself.

 

 

VIDEO: DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”

Earlier today (like 6AM EST early), Khaled gave us another one *Khaled voice* from his upcoming album, Grateful.  Not only did he release the song but the visuals as well.

The track, titled “Wild Thoughts,” features my girl crush, Rihanna, and one of my favorite new artists, Bryson Tiller.  Co-written by PartyNextDoor, the song samples Carlos Santana’s hit “Maria, Maria.”  Fire.

Out of the recent songs Khaled has given us, this is one of the better ones in my opinion.  It’s definitely a good track to kick off your weekend.

Disclaimer:  Rihanna is S E R V I N G the most in this video.  See for yourself below.

VIDEO: The Weeknd – “Secrets”

While you were all sleeping, I was wide awake high off of a Pittsburgh Penguins STANLEY CUP win and scrolling through Twitter.  Well, I stumbled across a Tweet from The Weeknd who announced his most recent music video for “Secrets.”

I LOVE THIS SONG.

It’s different, mesmerizing, and sort of reminded me of something from American Horror Story.  Okay, just take a look for yourself.  Watch below!

VIDEO: The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk – “I Feel It Coming”

The visuals are here for one of the most epic collab songs of the year… or maybe ever.

Directed by Warren Fu, the video’s grainy and old-school feel is the perfect fit for the overall vibe of “I Feel It Coming.”  The visuals even play into The Weeknd’s starboy theme and new persona.

And as if The Weeknd’s voice didn’t already sound like Michael Jackson’s, Abel’s dance moves in this video make the MJ comparison even more real.  Actually, while watching “I Feel It Coming,” MJ’s “Billie Jean” music video came to mind.  Not necessarily all that’s happening in the vid, but the lighting, how it’s filmed, and the dance moves.  I’m digging it.  Watch below!

And while we don’t see Daft Punk until the very end, I still think the video works and flows overall.  I feel Daft Punk’s presence is best for a DJ set and this video wouldn’t be the proper setting for such.  Why am I talking in some weird proper English form?  Anyways.

Right now it’s just over 350,000 views, but I can guarantee this will hit 1,000,000 in no time.

Peep “I Feel It Coming” below!

 

VIDEO: Big Sean – “Moves”

Directed by Mike Carson, peep the visuals for Big Sean’s hot track “Moves” below.  It’s seriously one of my favorites off the album.  And his dance moves are giving me life.  A little Drake inspired, yeah?

Check it below!  What do you think?

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VIDEO: Bruno Mars – ’24K Magic’

In just 11 days, this video has reached over 39 million views.  What video you ask?  Bruno Mars’ video for his newest single (and banger) ’24K Magic.’

The visuals are tastefully done and are sure to ignite some 90s hip-hop feels.  And I honestly think if any other artist created this or attempted to, it would come off as tacky and just too much.  But Bruno Mars, well done.

I’m also not one to typically go ham newton over a song that the masses love, especially knowing it will be over played on the radio, so props to Bruno for doing the impossible.

So put yo’ pinky rings up to the moon, and watch the visuals below!

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*featured image courtesy of Pitchfork 

VIDEO: The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk – ‘Starboy’

UPDATE: Out 30 minutes early, watch the video for The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ here!  I’ll embed the Vevo link when it’s up!

There’s no video yet… but there will be tomorrow.

Abel aka The Weeknd aka Starboy is dropping the visuals for his latest single ‘Starboy.’

Directed by Grant Singer, I’m sure the video will be up to par with similar projects from The Weeknd.  Why?  Grant also directed ‘The Hills,’ ‘Can’t Feel My Face,’ and ‘Tell Your Friends.’

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For those of you who have yet to subscribe to Apple Music, consider yourselves lucky.  The video will be dropping at 12PM EST tomorrow on VEVO.

Check back here for when it drops!

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REMAKE: Black Eyed Peas – “#WHERESTHELOVE”

I really really love this.  Well, to be honest, I like the tempo and upbeat vibes to the 2003 original better but the messaging and all those involved in this remake are incredible.

I got in my car this morning to play it and started watching the video.  I wasn’t driving obviously.  But I started watching the video and teared up.  Just seeing ALL of the artists who came together to be a part of this and spread the message and ask the question, “where is the love?” – was truly amazing.  I couldn’t get through the whole thing because I didn’t want my mascara to start running.  #GIRLPROBS

I mean, who wasn’t part of this project?  It’s amazing – see below.  Also, The Black Eyed Peas, Interscope Records, and iTunes plan to donate all U.S. proceeds of the song to i.am.angel Foundation, will.i.am’s nonprofit focused on providing “education, inspiration and opportunity.”

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You can read all of the lyrics here, and definitely watch the video here.  Well, it’s currently streaming exclusively on Apple Music for the first 24 hours but after that you’ll be able to watch elsewhere.  Again, I don’t know why everyone just doesn’t sign up for Apple Music.  Haven’t you noticed most of these major artists are dropping projects via that streaming service first?

Any who… I hope the video moves you as much as it did me  <3.

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Review: Frank Ocean – “Endless”

Sup, yinz?  Last night we FINALLY received new music from Frank Ocean who has been in hiding for the last four years.  Well not really in hiding – he was seen drag racing with Tyler, The Creator the other night in LA but musically he has been hiding.

Although I wanted to go to bed early last night, I couldn’t resist and just had to watch, yes watch, his new music.  I mean, I did stay up quite late for a whole week watching an ENDLESS (supposed) live stream of him building this staircase, so I felt I had to watch immediately.

Any who, Frank debuted a visual album titled Endless.  Many thought, including myself, the project was going to be called Boys Don’t Cry, but nope.  He changed it on us.  However, there are rumors and speculations that he will drop another project this weekend that could be titled Boys Don’t Cry.  Stay tuned for that one.

Anyway, check out my review of the project below!  Did you watch Endless?  If so, what did you think?  Also, does anyone know why he changed the title to Endless or what the staircase is for?  I don’t actually know, but maybe it’s a metaphor of some type?  An endless staircase?  We will be endlessly waiting for a true album from him?  So many questions.  No real answers.

Check it!

Happy Friday, yinz!  And be sure to follow me on Snap to see more reactions, reviews, and ridiculous moments… ergense.

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VIDEO: Wiz Khalifa ft. Travi$ Scott – ‘Bake Sale’

They dem boys!  Totally not proper grammar, but Wiz and Travi$ make quite the duo in their video for the banger that is ‘Bake Sale.’  This is definitely one of my top songs of 2016 so far.

Directed by the talented Dan Folger (another Pittsburgh boy), the video is filled with neon colors, smoke, dolla bills, and baked goods.

So watch the video below, and you can catch Wiz on the road with Snoop this summer on “The High Road Summer Tour.”

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