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Video: Tiara Thomas – How It Is

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Singer, songwriter, rapper Tiara Thomas tells us “How It Is” in the new visual for the lead song off of her upcoming ‘Up In Smoke‘ EP.

“‘How It Is’ was a conversation with myself in my head. Talking about things that people go through in everyday life. Just dealing with people. Dealing with how things are,” she explains about the song.

The upcoming EP serves as precursor to the release of her debut album, due later this year, and showcases her musical range, highlighting her guitar driven songwriter side.

Tiara also recently launched a new series called “Baking With Tiara” where she bakes – in more ways than one.

Peep her new video below:

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Video: V. Bozeman – Black and Blue

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The world is getting to know V. Bozeman a little better from her guest roles on FOX’s hit drama “Empire.” After appearing on the show for the second time this week, the singer/songwriter premieres a music video for her new song “Black and Blue,” which she sang during an audition for rival company Creedmoor Records.

The powerful ballad was produced by Timbaland and written by Jim Beanz. “Why can’t we make love not war? You beat my heart until you made it black and blue,” she sings.

The video was shot on location at dawn in MacArthur Park, one of the most dangerous locations in Los Angeles. As the song deals with the potent theme of domestic violence, the video follows a woman who feels safer walking alone through a dangerous area of the city than she does in her own abusive relationship. Eagle-eyed viewers may notice that the color grading of the piece starts off feeling “black and blue,” before gradually becoming warmer and more hopeful.

Check it out below:

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Video: Tinashe – ‘Bated Breath’

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Tinashe takes matter into her own hands with her brand new video for “Bated Breath,” off her debut album Aquarius. The nearly nine-minute clip was shot in the Mojave Desert with videographer Stephen Garnett.

“It was pretty DIY,” Tinashe told W Magazine of the five-hour shoot. “It wasn’t a big production or anything.”

The label didn’t finance the video, so she decided to produce it herself. “I don’t like to sit around waiting for people to do things for me,” she said. “So when I know my label’s not going to produce music videos, I’ll either make them myself or I’ll find people that I think are cool and reach out to them directly. I’m like, ‘Fuck it. I’ll just do it.’”

She forwent the big-budget luxuries and roughed it. “You have to fix your own hair, there’s no catering, and there’s no bathroom, but the challenges became benefits in this case, because they made the video a whole lot grungier. I was incredibly dirty, really dragging myself through the dirt. And it wasn’t like I could shower before I had to drive home.”

Tinashe will join Iggy Azalea on her “Great Escape Tour,” which kicks off April 14 in Fresno, Calif.

Watch her new video below!

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Video: Demetria McKinney – Trade It All

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Singer/Actress Demetria McKinney returns to our screens with the premiere of the video for her powerful new R&B ballad “Trade It All.”  The sultry visual was directed by famed photographer Derek Blanks and features her RHOA cast mates Cynthia Bailey and Claudia Jordan. It also co-stars “Americas Next Top Model” Winner Keith Carlos as McKinney’s love interest.

“The song is about what we would give up for love. I wanted the video to reflect what is going on in my relationship and my real life which now blurs the line between entertainment and reality,” explains McKinney. “I had to feature my cast mates Cynthia and Claudia because we are genuinely friends on and off the screen.”

Check out Demetria’s brand new video below:

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Watch: Adrian Marcel Releases Video to New Song “5 Minutes”

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Fresh off the release of his new video “Liar,” and ‘50 Shades of Adrian: Unplugged‘ EP, Adrian Marcel returns with a video for another new song, “5 Minutes,” off his upcoming ‘Weak After Next: Reloaded‘ mixtape.

The Oakland native rides through his hometown in a vintage Cadillac, as he navigates his way to a girls apartment in the seductive black-and-visual directed by Keoni Mars.

“Give me about five minutes, you’ll be wanting to marry a nigga,” croons Adrian in his signature tone.

His latest project, ‘Weak After Next: Reloaded,’ is due out this month. Check out his video below!

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Video: Tory Lanez – Henny In Hand

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Buzz-worthy artist Tory Lanez drops off a seductive visual for his song, “Henny in Hand,” off his 2014 mixtape ‘Lost Cause.’

The Canadian native brings the sexy song to life with a cinematic video about a provocative photoshoot gone wrong “One of my best visuals conceptually,” Lanez told The FADER. “There are very little shots of me, but a HUGE plot twist. Pay attention and enjoy.”

Lanez is currently prepping for the release of a new EP with producers the WEDIDIT boys on April 6. Peep his new video below:

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Watch: Jodeci Release “Every Moment” Video!

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Get ready because the Bad Boys of R&B are back!

After surprising fans with the announcement that their comeback album The Past, The Present, The Future, will be hitting stores on March 31, Jodeci delivers the anticipated music video for “Every Moment,” the official lead single off the album.

Directed by the legendary Hype Williams, the breathtaking visual was shot against the picturesque backdrop of Aspen, Colorado.

The clip opens with DeVante Swing playing a baby grand piano in the snow while donning all white. K-Ci, DeVante, JoJo, and Mr. Dalvin walk through the wintery wonderland and cozy up by the fireplace with some sexy ladies. In the epic final scenes, the ski suit-sporting quartet performs atop a mountain and white doves are released into the sky.

Serving as their first studio album as a group since 1995’s The Show, The Afterparty, The Hotel, Jodeci’s forthcoming album will also include production from Timbaland on “Incredible” and “Those Things.”

Watch their new video below!

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Indie: Isa Releases Video for New Single “You & I”

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Up and coming indie artist Isa releases the video to her latest single “You & I,” off of her ‘Montage‘ EP, which is available for free download here.

The NYC based singer is currently working on her follow-up project, ‘Mirrors Volume I,’ due out this fall.

Check out her video below:

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