Animated Luda returns in the video for “Jingalin’,” the first single from his upcoming Ludaversal album. The ATL rapper parties hard in the comical clip — complete with jello wrestling, kissing girls, clowns and Oompa Loompas. Ne-Yo, production duo Da Internz, who produced the track, and someone who scarily resembles Chris Bosh make cameos in the Aristotle-directed video.
“We’re just having fun, man,” said Ludacris. “This is a real party. It’s not like telling a whole bunch of people what to do. It’s not trying to make it seem like we’re having fun. We literally having fun. We wildin’ the f**k out.”
Whether it’s bringing “Power” to life as a moving painting, the 35-minute short film for “Runaway,” or the opulent visuals for Watch the Throne with Jay-Z, Kanye West’s recent music videos are among some of the best of this generation. So it’s no surprise that his newly released video for “Mercy,” featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz, ranks as one of the best hip-hop videos of the year.
Filmed in an underground parking garage, West and his G.O.O.D. Music cohorts keep things simple yet sophisticated, with each rapper seamlessly blending in and out, in the black-and-white clip. Only ‘Ye could make a parking garage look cinematic.
“Mercy” is the first single from G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer compilation, which hits stores later this summer.
Chris Brown activated the “fun zone” for his performance of “Turn Up The Music” at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards.
Watch the trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man below.
The film, which is now in production and is being shot entirely in 3D, will be released on July 3, 2012. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen, and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the Marvel Entertainment production for Columbia Pictures. The executive producers are Stan Lee, Kevin Feige, and Michael Grillo.
After teasing for the better half of April, Rihanna’s music video for “Where Have You Been” has premiered. Directed by Dave Myers, Rihanna emerges from water and dances like never before — first with male tribal dancers on desert-like terrain and later with female dancers in an orange-lit hut. Julliard isn’t in her future, but the 23-year-old sticks the Hit-Hat-choreographed moves enough to make them believable.
Co-written by longtime collaborator Ester Dean, Dr. Luke and Calvin Harris, “Where Have You Been” is the fourth single from her sixth studio album, Talk That Talk.
Watch Rihanna’s “Where Have You Been” below.
From her multiplatinum successes to her million dollar mistakes, Brandy revealed all on last night’s episode of VH1’s Behind The Music. Recalling the most difficult times in her career, the “I Wanna Be Down” singer opened up about losing her close friend Whitney Houston, living up to media expectations, lying about her marriage, the downfall of her career, the fatal car crash, and finding love in the hour-long special. If you missed it, here’s your chance to hear Brandy in her own words. Watch below.
President Obama tackled the hot topic of student loans during his appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Backed by The Roots, POTUS and the Jimmy slowed jammed the news.
Jermaine comes off the bench and shows us his rise from rags to riches in the visual for “Sideline Story,” the title track from his gold-certified debut album.
If you haven’t seen the video for “Nobody’s Perfect” featuring Missy Elliott, the latest single from Cole World: The Sideline Story , watch below.