2013

Video: 7 Days of Funk (Snoopzilla & Dam-Funk), “Faden Away”

by SHABAZZ | published: Nov 06, 2013

Snoopzilla and Dam-Funk release a for their single “Faden Away,” off their forthcoming album 7 Days of Funk due December 10 via Stones Throw Records. You can cop the single now via iTunes.

Bonus: Snoopzilla & Dam-Funk Perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2dIth8_7yU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FskMAffWZE

2013

Video: Yoko Ono & Plastic Ono Band, “Bad Dancer”

by SHABAZZ | published: Nov 05, 2013

This past September, Yoko Ono released Take Me to the Land of Hell with her in-house Plastic Ono Band. Ono and the band now release a feel good video for “Bad Dancer,” featuring Beastie Boys‘ Mike D and Ad-Rock. The Ben Dickinson-directed visual features a gang of familiar cameos, including both of the Beastie Boys, ?uestlove, Roberta Flack, former Das Racist member Heems and many more. The origin of the video is centered on a painting Ono creates at the introduction. The video is also inspired by some of Ono’s previous works, including 2008’s Touch Me, 1965’s Film No. 1 (aka Match), and 1966’s Ceiling Painting.

 

2013

Video: BET’s ‘Black Girls Rock!’ 2013 Performances

by SHABAZZ | published: Nov 04, 2013

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This past Sunday marked the return of BET’s highly-anticipated ode to women of color, “Black Girls Rock”. The event is set to highlight women who have made an impact within their personal and professional communities. This year was hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King, and legendary names such as Patti Labelle, Mara Brock Akil, Queen Latifah, and many more were honored.

The event also featured stellar performances from the likes of Janelle Monae, Kelly RowlandJennifer Hudson and more. Watch them all take the stage below:


Patti Labelle


Janelle Monae


Jennifer Hudson


Kelly Rowland featuring Sevyn Streeter & Eve


Ledisi


Alice Smith


Amber Riley

2013

Video: Yuna, “Falling” (Live Acoustic Version)

by SHABAZZ | published: Nov 04, 2013

Stunning Malaysian singer-songwriter, Yuna, performed an acoustic version of her Robin Hannibal-produced track, “Falling” exclusively for VIBE‘s “V Sessions” series.

You can find this smooth number and more on her new album, Nocturnal, available now.

2013

Video: Lil’ Kim Joins Kendrick Lamar On Stage at Powerhouse 2013

by SHABAZZ | published: Nov 04, 2013

This past weekend, Kendrick Lamar headlined Power 105′s Powerhouse concert at the Barclay’s Center, featuring performances from 2 Chainz, Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz and more. As homage to Brooklyn, The Compton rapper invited the Queen Bee onstage to perform her classic verses from Bad Boy “Get Money” and “It’s All About the Benjamins”. Check out another performance from Lamar below where Top Dawg Entertainment’s first lady, SZA filled in for SonnyMoon‘s Anna to sing the vocals on “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe“. Check out the latest from Lil’ Kim below:

Bonus: “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” Feat. SZA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5YwQx03LPk#t=10

Bonus: Lil’ Kim, “Look Like Money”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOdmVtojaFU

2013

Video: Marques Houston, “Clubbin” Feat. Joe Budden

by SHABAZZ | published: Nov 02, 2013

I wish a DJ would make my night by throwing this record in their flashback set. Flashback to summer of 2003. “Clubbin‘” is featured on Marques Houston‘s debut album, MH, and is his biggest hit to date. The Joe Budden-featured banger peaked inside the UK Top 20 at 15 and entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number thirty-nine. The “Clubbin'” remix also featured Joe Budden alongside R. Kelly, who also wrote and produced his song and a bulk of hits under his sexually-charged moniker, Pied Piper.

The former Immature singer recently dropped his sixth album, Famous. Watch the video from his Problem-featured track below:

Bonus: Marques Houston, “Give Your Love A Try” Feat. Problem

2013

Video: MGMT, “Alien Days”

by SHABAZZ | published: Nov 01, 2013

MGMT have shared a deliciously bizarre video for “Alien Days” off their self-titled record. We shouldn’t expect anything less than other worldly from the odd couple. In standard MGMT form, the quirky vocals are paired with a synthy, psychedelic, yet ambient track. Creatively, the duo manages to accompany the song with perfectly peculiar visuals.

The cut plays on the differences between past and present, human and alien.Opening with creepy Puritan couple, frontman Andrew VanWyngarden and model Camille Rowe, singing in unison as well as a pair of dancing aliens, and birth to foreign objects? Yes, take a peek inside the weird world of MGMT.

2013

Video: Deep Cotton, “We’re Far Enough From Heaven Now We Can Freak Out”

by SHABAZZ | published: Oct 31, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY2SWEpEpvg#t=59

The Deep Cotton duo is down with Janelle Monaé and it shows in they’re quirky, refreshing approach visually and sonically. The undeniably ’60s mod inspired track, “We’re Far Enough From Heaven Now We Can Freak Out” will bring about deep desires to wop it out, or just jam. For a song like this, you know the video is going to be good. The duo, turned captives, attempt to use their charm, charisma, and wild vocals to promote peace amongst a group of powerful, weapon yielding women in a remote land of femdom, Camp Mothaland. Serving up short film, the ingenious video oozes with indie movie potential.

Download the song at deepcotton.net.

2013

Video: FatKidsBrotha, “Magic” Feat. Miloh Smith

by SHABAZZ | published: Oct 31, 2013

FatKidsBrotha, of Atlanta creative collective Two9, released these a crisp visual for their Miloh Smith-featured track, “Magic.” The Andrew Litten and Mike Kusumadjaja directed visual follow the ATLiens around as they chill on rooftops and give us a day in the life experience in their homestay. The track was featured on the clan’s Don Cannon presented Christmas EP, but you will also find the tune on the duo’s forthcoming Eastside Paradise II slated to drop soon.

Bonus: FatKidsBrotha, “Last Two Orgy” Feat. Key!, Snubnose Frankenstein & Curtis Williams

2013

Tyler, The Creator Directs Video For Anonymous Artist

by SHABAZZ | published: Oct 31, 2013

Odd Future ringleader Tyler, the Creator — or should we say Wolf Haley — randomly dropped his directed new for new a track titled “Glowing,” accredited to an anonymous artist. The vivid colors, blend of fantasy and nightmarish imagery to accompany the love-felt track is reminiscent of the ’98 Vincent Ward-directed film, “What Dreams May Come.” When putting a finger on the mysterious voice behind the track, our senses are giving us vibes similar to Chester French front-man, D.A. Watch the video for “She Loves Everybody” below and you decide.

Bonus: Chester French, “She Loves Everybody”

2013

Beyoncé Teases New Song “God Made You Beautiful” in DVD Trailer

by SHABAZZ | published: Oct 30, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-fiy-VcluI#t=60

Beyoncé‘s much buzzed about HBO documentary, Life Is But a Dream, is finally coming to DVD. The trailer for the film features familiar clips shown in the February premiere, however, the teaser also features long-awaited, unreleased music from the singer as well. The featured song is “God Made You Beautiful,” an uplifting ballad possibly to be featured on her forthcoming release.

Life Is But a Dream is in stores Nov. 25. The two-disc set features the documentary, plus a live concert film and a download of  the previewed track.

2013

Video: Blood Orange, “You’re Not Good Enough”

by SHABAZZ | published: Oct 30, 2013

Dev Hynes, frequently known by moniker Blood Orange, has some pretty good anticipation behind his forthcoming album, Cupid Deluxe. Following the release of his first offering “Chamkay,” the Prince-inspired artist teases his next release in lyric video form for “You’re Not Good Enough.” The track’s ’80s soft rock vibe goes perfect with the Michael Jackson-styled socks shown strutting down a New York City sidewalk to beat. Looking forward to the album release indeed.

Cupid Deluxe is set to release Nov. 18th via Domino.

Bonus: Blood Orange, “Chamakay”

Related: Dev Hynes & Samantha Urbani, “Hurt U” (Babyface & Toni Braxton Cover)