New Video: Trina feat. K. Michelle – If It Ain’t Me

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Trina and K. Michelle fight back in the video for their brand new collaborative single, “If It Ain’t Me.”

The sexy R&B/Rap song is the latest single off Trina’s forthcoming album. In the Michael Garcia-directed video, the female rap star’s boyfriend (played by Dave East) isn’t remaining faithful when he’s out of town. The rapper is seen getting way too cozy with dancers at a strip club.

“Who you lovin’ when I go out on the tour? / Bring back a check, I bet that bitch is such a bore,” raps Trina. “Who you lovin’, who you wanna be f***in’? / I got ni**a groupies at me, but my vibrator buzzin’.”

K. Michelle shows up as the ride-or-die best friend, helping Trina through the heartache. “Somebody loves ya baby / And you know who it is, you know who it is / If it ain’t me then who?,” sings K.

She also adds the third verse addressing a petty dude who she left in the dust. “No more love, I’m wasted / Jack Daniels my baby / Pour it in my cup, forgot about you already,” she sings. “Ain’t no coming back to this / I just packed up my sh*t / Petty ni**as is the worst / I ain’t got time to be hurt.”

Check out the new video below.

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New Music: John Legend – Surefire (Remix)

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As he gets ready to close out his “Darkness and Light Tour,” John Legend debuts a remix pack for his current single “Surefire.”

The first new version is a stripped down piano based remix, which removes the guitar and drums of the original. John’s style always fits well over simple keys, and he shines here as expected.

The second remix is by acclaimed Swedish composer Ludwig Goransson (Chance the Rapper, Childish Gambino), which is also piano based but adds some additional sounds and vocal coos.

Last month, John Legend released the cinematic short-film style music video for “Surefire.” The endearing visuals showcase the power of love and unity with a socio-political theme as two young lovers, from different backgrounds, are torn apart and must travel out of their comfort zone to reunite.

Check out the new “Surefire” remixes below.

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New Video: ANGEL – Hi Grade

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Just in time to help kick off summer, rising Motown Records artist ANGEL debuts the music video for his Reggae/R&B single “Hi Grade.”

Filled with enough smoke that you might get a contact high just off the visual, the singer/songwriter brings his gal(s) to the party house where they enjoy plenty of herbal relaxation.

“So if you’re coming to my place, baby we can smoke up the hi grade,” ANGEL sings on the chorus. “Them kinda weed make you feel like / Really making love ’til you feel right.”

“I actually started producing Reggae music initially before I found love in R&B,” ANGEL previously told The FADER. “This record was an opportunity to make something my Pops and Uncles would be really proud of. It’s authentic and represents my foundation and roots. It’s really important to me”

The video version of the song includes a new verse from Reggae artist Protoje.

Check it out below.

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New Video: Rotimi feat. 50 Cent & T.I. – Nobody

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Searching for love in the wrong places can leave you lonely. That is the message that singer/actor Rotimi delivers with his 50 Cent & T.I.-assisted new single “Nobody.”

Although the fellas address the actions of women looking to secure a mate through sex, they enjoy the company of many video vixens in the dark, erotic new video-directed by Eif Rivera.

“Nobody” will be featured on Rotimi’s forthcoming EP, which will be released later this summer via 50 Cent’s G-Unit Records.

Fans can catch him live when joins August Alsina on his “Don’t Matter Tour” starting on July 27 in San Antonio, TX. Additionally, fans of STARZ hit drama POWER can watch Rotimi reprise his role as Dre when season four premieres on June 25.

Check out the “Nobody” video below.

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Indie: Rising Artist Bashli Releases Video for New Single “Take It All”

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Breakday/Priority Records rising new artist Bashli makes his introduction today with the premiere of the video for his new single “Take It All.”

Over production by Breakbeats, the Newark, New Jersey native melodically sings and raps to his love interest about how he wants her to take it all for him. Shot in beautiful Malibu, CA by Scholastic Vision, the video finds Bashli seducing his co-star though commanding wordplay, while she seduces the cameras in a black bikini.

“This music game is not a game for me, it’s life; so I treat it with the utmost respect,” says Bashli.

Later, the two lovers trade in their beachwear for nighttime attire as they take a ride on his motorcycle, and get intimate overlooking the ocean.

“Take It All” sets the bar high for what’s sure to come in the future from this 20-year-old.

Check out the video below.

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New Music: TYuS feat. 21 Savage – Between Us (Remix)

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Last fall, rising Portland based R&B artist, TYuS released his debut EP, Never Forget.

The project featured the standout, seductive slow burner “Between Us” produced by Cardo, which the singer/songwriter released a video for in December.

With new original music on the way this year, TYuS wets his fans appetite with an official remix to “Between Us” featuring buzzing rap star 21 Savage.

“I don’t see nothing wrong with a little bump and grind, even though it ain’t mines / So call me when your man’s not home,” sings TYuS. Meanwhile 21 offers a boastful verse about diamonds, drop tops and spoiling his lady with whatever she wants.

Take a listen to the late-night creepin’ anthem below.

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New Music: DJ Khaled feat. Alicia Keys & Nicki Minaj – Nobody

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Today, DJ Khaled released his most-anticipated album yet with Grateful. The star-studded tracklist is a who’s who of today’s mainstream music world. Joining the list of superstars such as Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Drake and others is a soulful collaboration between Alicia Keys and Nicki Minaj.

The R&B songstress and rap Queen link up for the second time on “Nobody,” a gospel inspired anthem that borrows from the song “Nobody Knows” by Pastor T.L. Barrett and the Youth for Christ Choir.

“I just got back from where they said I couldn’t get back from / And I thank God I thank God that I made it / They surprised, they surprised that I made it,” sings Alicia.

The praise-filled track allows both artists to shine and get a little boastful, as Nicki rips her verse. “I’m addicted to winning and I can’t be benched / Go to war for every black queen that they lynched / And my pockets on chubby but they can’t be pinched,” she raps.

Nicki and Alicia previously worked together on “Girl on Fire.”

Listen to them take it to church below.

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New Music: TLC – American Gold

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Following the visuals for “Way Back” and “Haters,” TLC debut another brand new song off their anticipated final album.

Continuing to address societal and cultural issues with their music, T-Boz and Chilli get patriotic on the anthemic, “American Gold.”

“I bleed American gold, on this American soil / We pay for the price it cost / I bleed this American gold / I cry for the ones I lost / I pray for the ones that don’t,” they sing.

TLC will release their self-titled final album on June 30. Next month, the ladies will hit the road to promote the album on the “I Love the ’90s: The Party Continues Tour,” which kicks off July 7 featuring special guests Naughty By Nature, Biz Markie, Montell Jordan, Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath, and more.

Take a listen to “American Gold” below.

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