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Tinashe Gives Serena Williams A Run For Her Money In “Me So Bad”

We’re merely two weeks away from the long-awaited arrival of Joyride, and Tinashe continues to remind us that she’s not playing games. She’s very aware of how badly we all want this album and shamelessly letting it show on her brand-new single “Me So Bad.” The tropical-flavored dance track features French Montana and Ty Dolla $ ign, who make the song extra juicy with their playful verses about tapping into your inner savage.

As expected, Tinashe works all of her greatest assets while decked out in a bunch of cozy chic outfits in the accompanying visual. (The choreography will have you screaming “yassss” at the top of your lungs.) A friendly word of advice, free of charge: when Tinashe is giving you permission to come hither, follow her command! Joyride is slated to drop on April 13 which leaves you with plenty of time to get your body ready for the ultimate party.

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Watch A Tribe Called Quest Go To Space And Tribute Phife Dawg In Their ‘Final’ Video

This is it. A Tribe Called Quest bids farewell with their new video for “The Space Program,” the opening track from the group’s stellar 2016 reunion album, We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service.

The Warren Fu-directed video is being billed as the group’s last, and if that’s true, at least they can say they went out with a bang. It opens with Q-Tip waking up in a spaceship of sorts, as televisions broadcast footage of riots and racist imagery. It’s a theme that’s visited throughout the video, particularly at the end, when the ship malfunctions and the message “I CAN’T BREATHE” — which echoes the last words of Eric Garner — appears. In the end, the three remaining members of Tribe end up on a barren planet. The late, great Phife Dog’s presence, meanwhile, is beautifully represented by a green, glowing orb.

The epic clip also includes a ton of cameos throughout, from Vince Staples, Kelly Rowland, Janelle Monae, Pharrell, Alicia Keys, Rosario Dawson, Anderson .Paak, Common, Questlove, and more. They all appear to rap the song’s urgent hook: “Gotta get it together forever / Gotta get it together for brothers / Gotta get it together for sisters / For mothers and fathers and dead n—as.”

At the end, we see a dedication that reads “For Malik,” or Phife Dawg, who passed away in 2016. As the credits roll, a montage of classic ATCQ photos appear, as the group’s 1990 hit “Can I Kick It?” plays.

Preview the clip below, and watch the full 8-minute video exclusively on Apple Music.

Following the video’s premiere on Thursday (March 29), Q-Tip spoke to Zane Lowe about Phife’s passing. He said, “I miss my boy still. … And in this moment, I just break up when I hear my man’s voice or when I see [a] picture of us, or even if it’s not a Tribe record, I could hear a song that we grew up with, and we will always talk about something that was a personal favorite of ours or a tour favorite, or something that we would joke about or we would recall things like that.”

He continued, “But in terms of the actual group, in a professional setting, you know — I have the closure. I’m good with it. I look back at what we contributed to hip-hop, I look back at what we contributed to music, sometimes with disbelief.”

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Cardi B Is An Honorary Disney Princess After Her Immaculate Cheetah Girls Cover

Please say Cardi B isn’t trolling. Yesterday (March 28), the “Bodak Yellow” star playfully teased a song from her debut album, Invasion of Privacy. Although, instead of the Bronx rapper breaking out into her signature staccato flow, she decided to bring back a 2003 classic, “Cinderella” by The Cheetah Girls. Above an Instagram caption that simply read “Invasion of privacy

2 Chainz, YG, And Offset’s Badass Moms Steal The Show In ‘Proud’ Video

Mother’s Day is coming up and 2 Chainz, YG, and Offset made sure their gift will be way better than anything you get for your mom. Today (March 28), the trio released the music video for “Proud,” which features the moms demonstrating where their sons get their rapping DNA.

The Chainz and Howard Ross-directed visual starts with Momma Chainz hanging with her son’s dog Trappy as she lets fans know her offspring, “Bought my momma’s first house with the juug money / Bought my momma’s second house with the club money.” Next, YG’s mom shows up decked in all red as her son emphatically tells listeners, “My momma ain’t raise no ho” Finally, Offset’s mother gets to sport a diamond-encrusted chain with the Migos member’s name on it. No more awkward conversations about what your kid is up to at the grocery store; the chain speaks for itself.

2 Chainz’s mom has a huge reason to show a lot of pride. Recently, the artist formerly known as Tity Boi revealed on the Rap Radar podcast that he is the proud owner of his masters after re-negotiating his deal with Def Jam.

“Truth be told, Pretty Girls Like Trap Music was my last album with them [Def Jam],” 2 Chainz said. “I did a four-album deal, not no five. I just re-signed [for] a couple more albums, got my masters, that’s what’s going on now.”

Hopefully, this isn’t the last we see of Momma Chainz. Can anyone say collab project?

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Future Proves March Madness Is Nothing Without Him On ‘Absolutely Going Brazy’

Future proved almost three years ago that his name would forever be synonymous with March Madness. Nonetheless, the Atlanta rapper is hammering home that point on his new song “Absolutely Going Brazy.” The visual is a montage of Future’s live performances over the past year.

The most entertaining but seemingly insignificant moment of the video is when a fan in the crowd holds up a sign of Pickle Rick, which poses a few questions. Is Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn a closeted Rick and Morty stan? Is this fan hoping that Future will change his beverage of choice from lean to McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce?

On “Absolutely Going Brazy,” Future sings, “Stack it up, I don’t take a day off,” which, considering his output in the new year, is fairly accurate. In the past three months, Future’s received a producer credit on the upcoming film Superfly, reunited with Tinashe on “Faded Love,” released multiple videos with Young Thug, and appeared on “King’s Dead” with Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock.

It isn’t clear what “Absolutely Going Brazy” means regarding a new Hendrix album or mixtape. However, Future makes his point well known. He is indeed still going brazy.

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Drake And Trouble’s ‘Bring It Back’ Video Is A Moody Masterpiece

Today (March 26), Trouble and Mike Will Made-It released the video to “Bring It Back” featuring Drake. The black-and-white short film focuses on the Atlanta rapper navigating the streets and how that intertwines with his partner’s life as a stripper. The video culminates with an appearance from Drake as he plays video games with Mike Will and raps his verse to Trouble.

Last Friday (March 23), Trouble dropped his project, Edgewood. His debut features guest verses from The Weeknd, Fetty Wap, and Boosie Badazz and production from the Ear Drummer head honcho.

Earlier this month, Mike Will Made-It announced that he was signing Trouble to Ear Drummer Records his imprint on Interscope Records. In a statement to Complex, he discussed what makes the Atlanta rapper so special.

“No other producer and artist combo can pull off what Trouble and I are about to do,” Mike said. “Edgewood is only the beginning. I really felt like it was time for a level up for Trouble — I’ve been watching his grind for years now, since we were young as fuck, coming up in Atlanta on the music scene, trying to make something out of nothing. Trouble is the only person from the city who’s going to give you that raw, pure, honest, real rap, mixed with originality, new flavor, new flows and new lingo. He has the grind, work ethic, and dedication to back it up and the city knows.”

Listen to Edgewood below.

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Lil Yachty And His Crew Take Over A Desert Trailer Park In New ‘Count Me In’ Video

Fresh off the release of Lil Boat 2, Lil Yachty has dropped a desert-set video for album standout “Count Me In.”

In the Nick Roney-directed vid, Yachty ventures to the sands with his Sailing Team crew, which apparently now includes Danielle Bregoli, a.k.a. Bhad Bhabie, a.k.a. the “Cash Me Outside” girl. She appears around the 36-second mark, squatting next to Yachty outside of a bright yellow trailer. Guess her cameo hints at an official Yachty co-sign?

Elsewhere in the grainy vid, there’s a guy swinging a samurai sword, a couple boxers duking it out, and, for some disturbing reason, a cat hanging from a tree branch. Meanwhile, Yachty models his finest pair of overalls while he and his crew take over a skate park and drive ATVs through the sand dunes. Just your average desert hang.

For more from Lil Yachty, check out his recent, Lil Boat 2-centric interview with MTV News below.

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Morning Bop: Stay “Gold” This Weekend Like Kiiara

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Post Malone And Ty Dolla $ign Are Apocalypse Buddies In ‘Psycho’ Video

Ever wonder how Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ ign would fare in the apocalypse? Look no further than the video for “Psycho.” The James DeFina-directed visual sees Malone and Ty stranded in a desert wasteland where only the powers of flamethrowers and R&B music can set them free.

It isn’t exactly clear what caused this disastrous future. The only hint viewers ever get is a wolf puppet that potentially ate all of the people except for Post, Dolla $ ign, and a kid holding a teddy bear. Also, flamethrowers are the only weapons that seem to kill these puppets even though the “Rockstar” singer is seen in a tank for most of the video. Why didn’t he ever use the tank?

In a 2017 Rolling Stone interview, Post Malone described his affinity for guns and why he is preparing for something bad to happen.

“They’re fun, they’re practical, and bad shit happens,” said Malone. “If you hurt me, I’m gonna hurt you back…The world is going to shit. They’re taking away a lot of our rights. We have a shitty thing going on in the White House – I don’t like Trump. But I don’t think it’s just him. Something’s coming.”

Guess this is the future that Malone was preparing for.

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Morning Bop: Live To Your Own “Standard” Like Empress Of

In an interview with The FADER, frontwoman Sadie Dupuis explained that the Ari Ratner-directed visual is an abstract representation of the “fun breed of ‘ally’ who wears out their already exhausted friends by relying on us for excessive emotional labor” while also capturing the tired trope of when “people give unsolicited advice about how to beat depression.” Twerp Verse will be released on April 27 via Carpark Records.

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