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Watch: Janet Jackson Releases “No Sleeep” Lyric Video

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The Janet Jackson hype is going strong! Following a special appearance at the 2015 BET Awards, which included a dope tribute, the iconic artist is getting the promo in for her hot new single “No Sleeep,” while prepping for the release of her much-anticipated new album and world tour.

As fans patiently await the single’s music video, Janet has released an official lyric video for the sultry tune produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.

Featuring actual lyric sheets and video footage from the recording session, the visual gives a dope way to learn all the sexy lyrics.

Check it out below:

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Video: Sammie – Dear America

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In honor of July 4, R&B artist Sammie debuts a video for his recent heartfelt ballad “Dear America.”

The singer/songwriter pens an open letter to the patrons of the country addressing the issues that are very much prevalent today. “But what’s so wrong with my skin that I’m in? That I’m in, that I’m in / Nothing’s wrong with my skin that I’m in, that I’m in, that I’m in / Oh, dear America,” croons Sammie.

He makes a stand hoping to set the tone of appreciation and motivation for those who can relate to his position on our current issues.

Check out the video below:

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Watch: Emerging Artist The Reasn Debuts “Blue Flame” Video

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With a knack for marrying the sounds of R&B, Hip-Hop and Rock into his own seamless musical landscape, emerging artist The Reasn makes a statement that he is a rising talent on the scene with the video for his single “Blue Flame.” Produced by Devrim “DK” Karaoglu (Lana Del Rey, Mylie, Marina & The Diamonds), The Reasn is hard at work with Ron “Neff-U” Feemster (Michael Jackson, Dr Dre, Eminem, Jay-Z) on his debut project.

With performances already along side the likes of Tinashe, Estelle, and PJ Morton of Maroon 5, 2015 looks to be a breakout year for the singer/songwriter.

Check out his single/video below:

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Video: Kwabs – Fight For Love

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Buzzing UK soul singer Kwabs brings his uptempo new single “Fight For Love” to life with a commanding new visual.

The anthemic song is noted as a perfect example of Kwabs’ musicianship and the breadth of his eagerly anticipated debut album, Love + War, which is set for release on September 11 via Atlantic Records.

“I’m happy that people are going to get to hear ‘Fight for Love’ at last. This track has definitely got some funk to it….It’s my dance-the-tears-away anthem. We all need some of those!” shared Kwabs.

The fresh video accents the synth-pop track as Kwabs is silhouetted against an alternating backdrop and caught in a spotlight.

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Watch: Bilal Releases Thought-Provoking Video for “Money Over Love” feat. Kendrick Lamar

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Along with the release of his anticipated new album In Another Life, this week, Grammy-nominated artist, Bilal has debuted the thought-provoking music video for his Kendrick Lamar-assisted record “Money Over Love.” With Bilal’s soulful voice, Adrian Younge’s vintage production, and Lamar’s explosive verse, “Money Over Love” is one of the most thrilling records on the new album.

Bilal has stated that with this album he uses music to tell the stories of others based on what he sees in the news and stories he hears from his friends and family. The Hans Elder directed video depicts a disturbing interracial love story that is tarnished by poverty and greed.

“Where some may listen to it and think I’m saying money is more important than love, the video depicts a love story that is tainted by greed,” he told The FADER. “Whether its justified or not, is for the people to decide.”

Check out the video below:

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Watch: Rihanna Plots Violent Revenge in “Bitch Better Have My Money” Video

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Rihanna brings fans into a dark and sinister part of her mind as she exacts revenge in the deadly video for “Bitch Better Have My Money.” In the cinematic clip, which she co-directed with Megaforce, the bad gal goes gangsta and kidnaps a rich white lady in an elevator before carrying out her sinister plan. With the woman topless in the back seat, RiRi drives through the desert with her two female henchmen.

They charter a ship and get high and drunk in a motel room with their kidnapee by their side, but in the end, it turns out that the “bitch” is Rihanna’s accountant (the kidnapee’s husband), who’s been spending her money on strippers and alcohol. She ties him up and brandishes a knife before unleashing a bloodbath. Rihanna wakes up the next day in the suitcase, totally naked and covered in blood and money after the cruel and unusual punishment.

“Ya girl got director skillz!!! The concept for this piece came to me 8 months ago!!! So you can imagine how anxious I am right now!!!” said RiRi.

Peep the NSFW video below:

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Video: Tink – Million

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Timbaland’s protégée, Tink, brings her buzzing Aaliyah-sampled single “Million,” to life with the debut of the music video, which first premiered on the Jumbotron in New York’s Times Square.

The ’90s-inspired video, directed by Benny Boom, shows the gifted Chicago native displaying her skills vocally and on the mic. She cozies up with her dude at the club and channels Aaliyah with her choreography, while decked out in ’90s attire.

Tink’s debut album Think Tink is due this year featuring production from Timbaland and a collaboration with Missy Elliott.

Check out her video below:

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Tamar Braxton Previews “If I Don’t Have You” Video

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Now that her feud with K. Michelle is in the past, Tamar Braxton is making good on her vow for “forgiveness, love, and unity.” The “Braxton Family Values” star teams up with more of her fellow reality stars in the video for her new single “If I Don’t Have You.” The Harlem Nights-inspired clip features cameos from “Real Housewife of Atlanta” NeNe Leakes, Shateria Moragne-el, and “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” stars Malika and Khadijah Haqq.

“I thought about it and I was like, ‘You know, it would be really cool if I had my real girlfriends in a bit of a brothel. But you know it could be in the 1930s, it could be—2015!” Tamar told ET. “And it doesn’t necessarily mean that we’re selling ourselves. It just means we’re all looking for something, and you don’t really know what each individual is looking for ’til you see the video.”

The song can be found on Tamar’s third album Calling All Lovers, due July 31.

Watch a 30-second teaser below:

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