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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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Watch: Miguel Premieres ‘Wildheart’ Short Musical Film (Chapter 1)

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Miguel is on a mission to abstain from normality, and the R&B rock star continues to prove it with each new release.  To coincide with the debut of his well-anticipated third studio album, Wildheart, the talented artist has premiered a short musical film, separated into multiple parts, to deliver unique visuals for the tracks off the project.

Choosing “…goingtohell,” “coffee,” and “NWA” to be the first to receive a seductive treatment, the nearly 13-minute production finds Miguel going through the motions with a lover. From playing rough to having sweet coffee in the morning to the next day, the unexpected piece is a perfect visual addition to the already soul touching album.

Fair warning though: you might wanna call your boo up for a night cap after watching this.

Check it out below:

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Video: Jason Derulo – Cheyenne

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Following an electrifying dance tribute for Janet Jackson at the 2015 BET Awards with Ciara and Tinashe, Jason Derulo releases the Syndrome-directed music video for his next single “Cheyenne,” inspired by the king of pop and Janet’s late brother Michael Jackson.

Produced by Ian Kirkpatrick and The Monsters & The Strangers, the ’80s-inspired track finds the Miami-native musing over a female vice.

“I wanted to take it back to when music videos had a huge concept and a huge dance break. The video is kind of like The Haunting, Cheyenne is haunting my mind and she haunts me within the video,” explains Jason.

Derulo released his fourth studio album Everything Is 4 earlier this month, check out his brand new video below:

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Video: Charlie Wilson – My Favorite Part of You

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Charlie Wilson continues to shine and deliver the goods with each and every release.  Following his impromptu appearance, which led to a standing ovation, at the BET Awards on Sunday, the R&B legend has returned with the music video for “My Favorite Part of You.”

The newest single off his latest album, Forever Charlie, is another lover’s anthem, as Uncle Charlie belts out his addiction to every part of his woman. The visual features various couples getting ready to seduce their partners, and a giant light stage for the crooner’s grand performance.

Check out the new video below:

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Video: August Alsina – Hip Hop

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August Alsina returns to New Orleans while saluting the past and praying for the future in the music video for “Hip Hop,” which premiered during Sunday’s BET Awards.

In the Payne Lindsey-directed clip, the New Orleans native hits the block in a pair of overalls and reminisces on the days when Biggie got shot, while the TV shows present day images of police brutality.

August prays for better days ahead, walking through the streets with a baby in his arms, while people hold up “Black Lives Matter” signs.

Watch the gripping visuals below:

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