Drake has released not one but two music videos featuring songs off his second studio album Take Care. Embedded above is the clip for the very popular radio banger “Take Care” and it brings the Canadian rapper together with featured guest Rihanna. Director Yoann Lemoine (Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream”) goes the artsy route and clashes an intimate Drake and Rihanna coupling with slo-mo shots of a bull, a bird, and snowy mountaintops. After the break you’ll find the music video for the more upbeat “HYFR”, which stands for Hell Yeah F**king Right. Featured artist Lil Wayne and other Cash Money members join Drake as he celebrates his Jewish heritage. READ MORE Music videos: Drake — “Take Care” (Featuring Rihanna) & “HYFR” (Featuring Lil Wayne)
Bobby Simmons is back with the Lil Wayne-assisted lead single “Strange Clouds” off his upcoming sophomore album that shares the same name. The blaring beat is addictive, so plug in your Beats, mash play, and preview it above. Download it for keeps at iTunes. This trailer was created to promote the single, so we can expect a music video to land soon. Lil Wayne being present in it is still up in the air. B.o.B.’s followup to 2010’s The Adventures of Bobby Ray is due out spring 2012.
Weezy’s out of prison and he’s hard at work on mixing the next album in Tha Carter series. Take a listen to the Bangladesh-produced lead single featuring Cory Gunz called “6 Foot 7 Foot”. After that download a copy for keeps at iTunes.
Here’s Em’s latest music video off his hit album Recovery. It’s “No Love” featuring Weezy. As Eminem lays down his rhymes in the recording studio, a young boy gets harrassed by bullies at school. Hang tight ’till the end when revenge gets served in the cafeteria.
Rapper Lil Wayne might be in jail but that’s not stopping him from releasing new music. A track from his upcoming EP I’m Not A Human Being hit the ‘Net the other day and I’ve got it streaming down below along with a download link. Wayne doesn’t pull any surprises in “Right Above It”, but it proves he’s ready to bring his music back into the spotlight. The crazy cool beat and the feature by fellow Young Money pard’ner Drake really make the track shine. The EP drops on Weezy’s birthday September 27 in digital form only. He’s expected to leave jail in October, and you can anticipate production on Tha Carter IV to ramp up thereafter.
Download: “Right Above It” (Featuring Drake)
There’s a reason this song made its way to the number one spot on the iTunes chart and still resides in the top ten. It’s good. I will point out, though, that some of the featured artists do bring it down some. Yeezy and Weezy’s verses are weak in comparison to Eminem’s crazy good verse that follows. It’s worth the listen for the catchy chorus, and even more so for Em’s ingenious rhyme-fest at the end. Download “Forever” on iTunes here.
Chrishan is an up-and-coming rapper whose first single off his freshman album is coming out July 7th. Check the link out for a sneak preview of the single, “Bitch Look At Me Now” which features a verse from Lil Wayne, after the break. It’s a great song, with a catchy and distinguishable beat. Let us know what you think in the comments.