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Azealia Banks’ “Heavy Metal And Reflective” Video: Watch Her Wreak Havoc In The Desert

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Dog Day Afternoon
Azealia Banks, recently freed from her major label deal, is not one to be left for dead while tied up in the desert, as we learn from her “Heavy Metal And Reflective” video. The clip shows the feisty rapstress shuffling out of her binding and spitting venom after being tossed in the middle of nowhere. She then hooks up with her Motorcross crew and a pair of snarling canines and assures us repeatedly, “I could get that!”

The song itself doesn’t bring nearly as much fire as the video does, but we’ll give Azealia a gold star for overall effort here. More »

Chris Pratt Flawlessly Raps Dr. Dre’s “Forgot About Dre”: Watch

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Chris Never Forgot
Is it just me, or is Hollywood giving the music biz a run for its money? First it was Guardian Of The Galaxy star Vin Diesel’s smooth baritone stylings of Sam Smith’s hit single “Stay With Me,” and now his co-star Chris Pratt channeling his inner Eminem as he raps along to Dr. Dre’s GRAMMY Award-winning track “Forgot About Dre.” And, to everyone’s surprise, he actually does it pretty well.

Stopping by DJ Whoo Kids’s The Whoolywood Shuffle radio show on Sirius XM’s’ Shade 45, Chris not only gave his two cents about the Orlando Bloom/Biebs brawl, but also spoke about his music background and the ole days of 2001 when he lived out of a van with his friend in Maui, smoked a lot of weed and listened to Dre’s sophomore LP, 2001. Chris then goes on to immaculately recite Eminem’s verses like he’s been waiting for this exact moment his entire life. Who knew that this guy has ridiculous flow? Check out the video up top, and let us know what you think in the comment section below. More »

Neon Hitch Celebrates Her Independence In Colorful “Yard Sale” Video: Watch

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Neon Reloaded
Last week, gypsy-pop princess Neon Hitch let us know she was having a “Yard Sale.” And, judging by the newly released music video, she wasn’t kidding: She’s quite literally having a yard sale.

That’s right: The Eleutheromaniac diva’s cleaning up shop and ditching all of her old trinkets and memories, and she’s enlisted a bunch of her pals to help pack it all up, tape it down and, when all else fails, toss s–t right out the window.

The colorful trailer park romp sees the diva taking out the trash (in the form of an un undesirable, duct taped dude), breaking it down on the street with her neighbors, swinging from a swing made of recyclables and luxuriously floating across a trash-strewn pool while getting coated in colorful dyes, Color Run style. Hell, there’s even some choreography! I don’t remember yard sales ever being this much fun. Clearly, I’ve been doing it all wrong.

If there was any question whether or not Neon’s newly independent status as a pop starlet were a cause for celebration, this should put an end to that doubt. Dive in up top, and let us know what you think the comments below. More »

The Boys From Aer Hit The Beach In Their “Pretty Lady (Around Me)” Video: Idolator Premiere

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Fresh Summer Aer
Boston duo Aer spend a particularly fruitful day at the beach in their sunny “Pretty Lady (Around Me)” video. The 21-year-olds, who landed in the top 30 of the Billboard 200 earlier this year with their self-titled sophomore set, soak up the sun and successfully hit on a pair of ladies. (I mean, who could resist them with slick lines like “me in your bed could make us all happy”?)

The guys take very different approaches to finding summer lovin’. David is content to sit by car and wait for a hottie to pass by, while Carter literally runs after a blond bombshell he spots on the beach. “Pretty Lady (Around Me)” is one of three videos the hip-hop act filmed simultaneously. “Whatever We Want” dropped last month, while “I’m With It” is still in the works. Watch their latest up top. More »

Drake Brings Out Usher, Lauryn Hill, 50 Cent & More At 5th Annual OVO Fest: Watch

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Drake Loves Lauryn
Drake‘s annual OVO Fest is essentially one massive surprise party — and last night’s set was certainly no exception.

Like last year‘s show, Drake brought out a multitude of special guests during his headlining set last night at the Molson Amiptheater in Toronto, including Usher, Lauryn Hill,Trey Songz, YG, DJ Khaled, PartyNextDoor, and even our girl Tinashe, who came out to get “2 On” with Drizzy.

Before each act, Drake supplied glowing praise for each of his superstar guests. “I want to bring people to you that changed all of our lives and shaped my career,” he hyped before introducing 50 Cent. “This is probably going to be one of the best moments in OVO Fest history,” he gushed before Usher arrived to the stage to croon “Climax.” As an added bonus, Drake even hopped back out for a quick dance battle with the Confessions king!

Watch some of the highlights from OVO Fest after the jump, including the Drizzy-Ursher dance-off. More »

Emblem3 Cover Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass”: Watch Their Surprisingly Cute Interpretation

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No Treble!
Remember Emblem3? The boys came fourth on the second season of X Factor and scored a memorable hit with feel-good anthem “Chloe (You’re The One I Want)”. Well, they’re back (minus Drew Chadwick) with an acoustic cover of Meghan Trainor‘s iTunes-conquering smash “All About That Bass” and it’s, somewhat surprisingly, very cute.

The Stromberg brothers do a good job of flipping the song around without destroying its positive message. So instead of a woman embracing her size, Wesley and Keaton are expressing their appreciation for natural-looking ladies. Emblem3′s version will no doubt help Meghan’s seemingly inevitable climb to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and it’s a potent reminder that there’s more to the band than “Chloe”. Watch their impressive cover up top. More »

Ed Sheeran Tells A Twisted Tale In “Don’t” Video: Watch The Choreography-Heavy Clip

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Don't Mess With His Heart
It’s interesting that Ed Sheeran‘s first X-era music video, “Sing” contained a puppet. And now, with his follow-up track, he’s still pulling the strings — but this time, it’s a (rather bendy) male dancer that’s involved.

The Emil Nava-directed visual for Ed’s latest X single follows a talented dancer as he strangely contorts, bends and twists his way from rags to riches, going door to door and messing with hearts along the way. As for Ed? He’s here too, briefly, in a drive-by cameo, but the attention is mostly on a series of strangers. The narrative could be interpreted in a number of ways (as evidenced by the ongoing discussions in the video’s comment section), but it all seems to connect back to some of Sheeran’s more popular song themes — fame, fortune and broken relationships.

But perhaps even more obvious? The impact of Sia‘s mesmerizingly strange “Chandelier” video is now clearly being felt within the industry.

Check out the video for “Don’t” up top, and let us know your interpretation of the choreographed clip below. More »

Goldfrapp’s “Laurel” Video: Idolator Premiere

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Strange Beauty
Goldfrapp finally conclude the rollout of cinematic Tales Of Us video clips that started last summer with the final short film in the series,  “Laurel,” which Idolator is premiering today. Like previous clips “Drew,” “Annabel,” “Stranger” and “Jo,” this one was directed by Lisa Gunning (though unlike the others it was shot in Los Angeles).

Watch above as the title character, a girl with “red, red hair and almond eyes,” spends her days swimming and doing mundane tasks like painting her nails before taking on her work duties as an exotic dancer by nightfall. More »

Sinead O’Connor Finally Leaves The Past Behind In Euphoric “Take Me To Church” Video: Watch

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Back And Better Than Ever
Sinead O’Connor grabbed headlines last year for writing Miley Cyrus a series of very long and complicated open letters. Hopefully, the veteran singer/songwriter will be making a whole more in 2014 — this time, thanks to brilliant comeback single “Take Me To Church” and promising new LP I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss (due August 12 on Nettwerk Records).

Produced by ex-husband and The Lion And The Cobra collaborator John Reynolds, “Take Me To Church” finds Sinead coming to terms with her past and embracing the here and now. (It’s also her catchiest pop single in many, many years). The video is an unexpectedly joyous walk down memory lane with the 47-year-old performing under a projection of her iconic “Nothing Compares 2 U” visual before rocking out with her band. Also, the scene where she rips off her wig is the best thing I’ve seen today. Watch up top. More »

Keyshia Cole Raises Temperatures In Provocative “She” Video: Watch

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Sapphic Shenanigans
Keyshia Cole made the usually career-ending mistake of dragging Beyonce last year (see Keri Hilson) but has bounced back with a lesbian affair-themed R&B anthem called “She”. The 32-year-old delivers a suitably sexy visual to accompany to DJ Mustard-produced banger — spending most of the video posing in white lingerie for a suit-clad love interest, who turns out to be the diva in man-drag.

That certainly fits in with Keyshia’s explanation of the song. “It’s about self love to me, and going through my divorce, you have to give yourself a little self love because you’re used to somebody being there every night and they’re not,” she revealed in a radio interview. “She” is the third cut from the singer’s sixth studio album Point Of No Return due later this year. Watch up top. More »