Category Archives: New Video
Nominated for a Grammy award tonight, Melanie Fiona’s “Wrong Side of a Love Song” called on actor Larenz Tate to direct the highly anticipated music video. A fan-favorite from her sophomore album The MF Life, the video gave Melanie the chance to try her hand at acting and I am sure her talented director had a lot to do with that. Check out behind-the-scenes footage below.
While she isn’t performing, attending award shows and shooting videos, Melanie Fiona is working on her third album which is expected to be her strongest body of work according to recent interviews.
After singing the National Anthem live, Beyoncé held a press conference to clear up some things and answer some questions from the media. During the press conference Q&A portion, the 31-year-old singer confirmed that she did lip sync during her Inauguration performance but she will most definitely be performing live during this Sunday’s Super Bowl. She briefly spoke about her daughter and her HBO special but politely passed over questions about a Destiny’s Child reunion and her pick for a Super Bowl champion. Watch a clip below.
On to the fun stuff!
Well it looks like the fans aren’t the only ones excited about this Sunday’s halftime performance. Beyoncé has some admirers on the field as well and they sat down with NFL.com to talk this year’s Super Bowl super star performer. A video of the players was posted and with respect to Jay-Z, the players gushed about B and their favorite songs. A couple of the players even sing! Such a cute video!
This Christmas, model/CEO Keyshia Ka’oir released the third installment of Building The Brand. In part three, Keyshia talks millions, giving back, New York Fashion week and so much more. In a super relatable video, you almost feel like you can reach out and touch Keyshia. The Ka’oir Cosmetics brand and its CEO are inspiring. Watch below! Merry Christmas!
Rapper Azealia Banks has been selected to represent Alexander Wang’s Fall 2012 campaign. You may have peeped some of Alexander Wang’s clothing in A$AP Rocky “Goldie” video. Continuing with his support for the up and coming in hip hop, Banks is all over the Alexander Wang Brand this fall campaign.
“She exudes a certain rawness that makes her a very unique talent,” said the designer. “I loved working with her on this video for T Fall 2012, and think the collaboration captures a collision of energies.”
Banks took to Twitter to express her excitement, “That’s right! Azealia Banks is the muse for this season’s, T BY ALEXANDER WANG campaign!”
Check out the T by Alexander Wang campaign video below.
My oh my, how time flies! It’s about that time again for President Obama to begin campaigning. He kicks off his re-election campaign with “Forward” a seven minute condensed video that expresses Obama’s argument for re-election.
Speaking about campaigning, what is it without rallies. President Obama will hold his first rallies this weekend in Virgina and Ohio.
A hologram of late Tupac Shakur hit the stage, during Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg’s Coachella set. In an innovative performance moment Pac performed “Hail Mary” and “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted”. I’m sure those who got the chance to see this live it was like a trip to Disney. I’m grateful for the video. I hope somebody does a hologram of Biggie or Aaliyah next!
Who would you like to see a hologram of?
Today, Jade Alston gives us her first visual from “Single On A Saturday Night”. “Searching”, a fan favorite was written by Alston, produced by MPIII Productions and the video was directed by Gianni Lee.
“Searching” is the first among a series of visuals to support Alston’s mixtape so I am sure we will see a lot more from the Philly native. Watch the video below!
I LOVE it when artist give us a peek into their personal and professional lives and no one does it better than Letoya Luckett. Gearing up to release her third studio album sometime this year, Luckett started “Life, Love & Music”, a series of webisodes about a month ago. The series is now on its second episode. She is really giving us a first hand look into the brand that is Letoya Luckett. She is super down to earth and easy to relate to.
Although Luckett may not be using the webisodes as a public relations tactic, I can’t help to think that it was a part of the branding and publicity strategic plan. Either way…Its brillant! See the very first episode below.
This past Saturday (Feb. 4th), hundreds of Soul Train fans graced New York’s Times Square to recreate the famous Soul Train lines in a flash mob honoring Don Cornelius. The creator of Soul Train committed suicide last Wednesday. While people are shocked and overwhelmed with the sad news of Cornelius’ death, the show was always so energetic and fun making a flash mob an appropriate way to honor and remember such a pioneer.
As of September of last year, the internet world has already deemed Iggy Azalea an Artist To Watch. Ever since, Azalea has managed to command attention and in doing so, created a pretty big following of #Azaleans.
If you frequent GMPR, you already know how much I love a good female rapper. In an industry that is male dominated, I think a female rapper either established or on the come up is a huge statement for women in general. Although most women wouldn’t want to be defined by some of their lyrics, you can’t help but feel a sense of empowerment when a track from a female rapper comes on the radio, in the club or on the net. With all that being said and my anger towards Remy’s continued stint in jail, I am super happy to see another female gracing the rap scene.
21-year-old Austrian native and LA based rapper, Iggy Azalea is stylish and lyrically bold. Azalea’s latest mixtape, Ignorant Art and accompany visuals are a little all over the place but it’s provocative and fun and I appreciate that. Influenced by Tupac Shakur, her raw and hardcore tracks have led industry mavens to believe she is the next big thing in Hip Hop. She definitely has my attention and I’m interested to see how she will stand out in a land of Nicki Minaj.
Despite constant racial comments and numerous comparisons, Azalea is steady making moves. It is not official but word is she is on the brink of a deal with Def Jam. Also, she admits to being linked to rapper A$AP Rocky. In an interview with VIBE she admitted that an attempted collaboration turned into something more substantial.
Seems like Iggy Azalea is on her way to having it all. If you aren’t familiar get acquainted with her work below.