Posts Tagged ‘Video’

G-Eazy And Charlie Puth Party Through The Decades In New ‘Sober’ Video

G-Eazy broke out the costume trunk for his latest video, rocking throwback looks from decades past for the Charlie Puth-assisted “Sober.”

The Colin Tilley-directed video kicks off with a bloodied and bruised Eazy waking up in a pile of trash, seemingly suffering a hellish hangover. He stumbles into a building that turns out to be a kind of portal, and spends the rest of the vid traveling through time. First he downs beer in the Prohibition Era, then he’s a horny husband in the ‘50s, and then he’s a long-haired hippie reveling in a psychedelic ‘70s house party. The vid comes full-circle after Eazy’s transformation into a ‘90s rave kid who runs from the cops and eventually finds himself landing in that same pile of trash.

Puth, meanwhile, doesn’t get too involved in the chaos, only appearing to sing the chorus from atop a roof in a junkyard. Bummer for him.

“Sober” follows the Halsey collaboration “Him & I” as the latest single from G-Eazy’s third album, The Beautiful & Damned. For more from the rapper, see him reading his most “extra” Instagram comments in the vid below.

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People Are Freaking Out Watching Drake And Travis Scott Play Video Games

Who knew celebrities like Drake and Travis Scott are normal humans who do normal human things? Today (March 15), the internet went crazy after Drake joined famous Fortnite player Tyler “Ninja” Blevins to play the friendly survival video game.

Fans could see the “God’s Plan” rapper and Ninja play on the popular live-streaming video platform Twitch. Ninja is one of the most famous people on the platform, which led to an Instagram follow by Drake, reports Kotaku.

However, the fun didn’t stop there. Travis Scott and JuJu Smith-Schuster of the Pittsburgh Steelers joined to ratchet up the chaos. At one point, Scott goes, ”God’s plan, let’s get it,” when Graham revives him in the game. The proceedings looked so fun that Logic, Post Malone, and Lil Yachty all had something to say about the game on Twitter.

According to CNET, the stream broke the all-time concurrent viewers record on the platform with 600,000 people checking in to watch a virtual Drizzy and La Flame. The previous record was 388,000 views logged by Dr DisRespect.

Of course, a viral Drake moment wouldn’t be anything without fans, celebrities, and Twitch itself turning the event into memes.

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Check Out the Oregon Ducks’ Sneaker-Filled Basketball Facility // Video

With March Madness right around the corner, Coiski’s George Kiel traveled to the University of Oregon to get an in-depth tour of the basketball team’s impressive facility. Unsurprisingly, since Oregon is Phil Knight’s alma mater, the basketball team stays laced up with fresh Nike and Jordan kicks.

Check out the video below to see Oregon’s basketball facility, Knight’s private suite and the plethora of Oregon-themed Nike sneakers the basketball team has rocked over the last several years.

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Lil Yachty Is A Master Pastry Chef In New Diplo Video

After devoting his recent music video excursions to letting DRAM be dapper amid beautiful desert panorama, being a perfect piano and dance partner for MØ, and literally chilling atop a Zamboni with Tory Lanez and Cashmere Cat, Diplo has done the natural thing for his latest: given the spotlight over to Lil Yachty and Santigold.

In the new Daniel Pappas-directed clip for “Worry No More,” the pair are pastel-clad star bakers, sprinkling flour and sugar and making the most resplendent-looking doughnuts and pastries you can imagine.

Behind them at one point lies a tray of doughnuts decorated with all sorts of miracle items, like cereal bits, cookies, and of course, frosting. I am hungry as I write this. (Also, someone please inform Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood that this video exists.)

The song itself is as colorful and sweet as the video, and on the chorus, Yachty delivers a good mantra that we should all remember as we march into the weekend and beyond: “So catch me if you can / I’m chasing after my dreams.”

“Worry No More” is reportedly set to be included on Diplo’s upcoming California EP. For his sake, I hope more pastry-themed music vids lie in all of our futures.

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Offset And Ric Flair Are Rolex Wearin’ Son Of A Guns In New Video

Nature Boy is back. Today (March 1), Offset, 21 Savage, and Metro Boomin dropped the video to “Ric Flair Drip” featuring the legendary wrestler himself. The Shomi Patwary-directed video is an epic display of opulence and decadence, much like the platinum blonde star it pays homage to. Throughout the video, Offset, Ric Flair, and Metro Boomin ride in a Rolls-Royce, stroll through an enormous mansion, and show off watches that might make you go blind.

Migos are wrestling fanatics and have peppered references to the sport throughout their career. Offset’s famous “Woo, Woo, Woo, Woo,” adlib during the intro of “Bad and Boujee” is eerily similar to one Flair used throughout his career. Offset’s appreciation for Ric Flair runs so deep he even got a chain of the wrestler in one of his signature poses.

The Atlanta trio has also proven their love for wrestling on songs like “Too Hotty,” which is a reference to Scotty 2 Hotty a famous WWF and WWE wrestler of the 90s and 2000s. In an interview with MTV News correspondent Gaby Wilson, Migos discussed their love of wrestling.

“If you listen to a lot of our music we rap about a lot of things we see and been apart of growing up sports, all 90′s era shit,” says Quavo.

We can WOOO! to that.

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We Break Down Where Drake’s $1 Million Went In The ‘God’s Plan’ Video

Drake has been in a giving mood, and it all came to fruition in the video for “God’s Plan.” Over the course of almost six minutes, we see crying faces, smiling children, and Drake’s generosity at the center of it all. Drizzy even hopped on Instagram stories to ask his followers to get into the giving spirit.

“I am not into challenges on IG,” wrote Drake. “I find them annoying…but today I am going to challenge everyone to just go out and do something for someone, anything, the smallest thing, just to bring another human being some joy and please tag me in it somehow so I can see all the love being spread.”

Viewers know the 6 God gave away $ 996,631.90 to the residents of Miami in the “God’s Plan” video, which begs the question — where did all of that money go? There is so much happening onscreen that if you blink, you might miss the latest good deed from Toronto’s reigning king.

Below, MTV News compiled a rundown of Drake’s best deeds and how much they cost. Unfortunately, we probably didn’t catch them all.

  1. OVO Market Sweep

    Total: $ 50,000

    Drake gave Miami residents the most epic game of Supermarket Sweep. “Anything you guys want in the store is free,” Drizzy says through a megaphone in the middle of the grocery store. According to E! News, the trip cost Graham $ 50,000.

  2. Started Out Doin’ College Shows

    Total: $ 50,000

    The Miami Hurricane reported that Drake gave a $ 50,000 check to Destiny James, a junior studying public health at the University of Miami. In an Instagram post thanking Drake, James wrote, “You don’t understand what this means to me. I would’ve never imagined this happening to me. I’m just a girl from Denmark, SC that wants to MAKE IT and be somebody and for you to see my hard work means the world. Thank you so much. God I thank you.”

  3. Icy Like the Frost School

    Total: $ 10,000

    Drake can also be seen giving the University of Miami Frost School of Music a $ 10,000 donation in the video.

  4. Toy Story

    Total: $ 69,500 donation = $ 50,000 directly to the shelter + $ 19,500 in Target gift cards to families

    Drake donated a $ 50,000 check to the Lotus House Women’s Shelter, which supports and provides for homeless women and children. On top of the donation, the Toronto rapper also handed out $ 150 Target gift cards to 130 women and toys for all the children, TMZ reports.

  5. Fast Times At OVO High

    Total: $ 25,000

    A significant portion of the “God’s Plan” video was filmed at Miami Senior High School in South Florida. Drake did more than let students be extras in the visual, He also gave $ 25,000 to the school and agreed to design OVO uniforms for the scholars, reports ABC News.

  6. Fire And Desire

    Total: $ 20,000

    The City of Miami Fire Department also got some love from Graham with a $ 20,000 check.

  7. Shut Down Saks Fifth

    Total: $ 10,000 (honestly, probably a lot more)

    The 6 God took over Saks Fifth for a special woman, Odelie Paret. The head of OVO was inspired by a Miami Herald story, which details how the housekeeper’s commute can take almost three hours as she works at a physically demanding job to support her family. Drake and Antonio Brown from the Steelers reportedly treated the woman to a spa day, dinner at StripSteak, and a shopping spree.

  8. Random Acts Of Kindness

    Total: Priceless

    Honestly, Drake gives away so much in the “God’s Plan” video it is almost impossible to calculate it all without calling up the OVO accountant. We may never know what deal Drizzy got on the cars or the stack of cash he hands out to each family. Thankfully, that isn’t the point. You don’t have to be one of the biggest rappers alive to make someone’s day. Sometimes all it takes is some well-choreographed dance moves and a kind deed.

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Cardi B Was Attacked By A Cheetah While Filming Her ‘Bodak Yellow’ Video

Cardi B may talk up a big game, but the dependably fierce rapper met her match on the set of her “Bodak Yellow” music video last year.

In a new interview with Genius, director Picture Perfect discussed the difficult, Dubai-set video shoot, which involved filming with a few wild animals. There was a camel — which Cardi gamely mounted, bloody shoes and all — and a cheetah, who ended up being way less of a team player than they had hoped.

“I didn’t know how hard it was gonna be to get a cheetah out there,” Picture Perfect said. “We shot this scene we didn’t use, and he attacked Cardi in that scene.”

At the 1:51 mark in the video below, you can see the raw footage he’s referring to. Cardi stands a couple feet away from the wild cat, holding him by a leash. Then, in the middle of rapping her verse, the animal snaps at her and she immediately calls out, “No no no, come hold him!”

In the end, the crew secured another cheetah who was sedated after a heavy meal of “about six pounds of deer meat” (yum). He was so chill, in fact, that Cardi was able to pet him on the head (you can see that shot in the video’s final version). Picture Perfect also talked about wanting to put a cheetah next to Cardi in a car — but thankfully he had a change of heart about that.

“She’s a trooper, man,” he said. Seems like an understatement!

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Migos And Kung Fu Movies Merged In The ‘Stir Fry’ Video Thanks To This Director

Quotes from Gordon Parks, the ’70s U.K. glam scene, and Quavo’s nunchuck proficiency aren’t topics one might expect to discuss with the director of the latest Migos video. But Sing J. Lee isn’t most directors. At first glance, “Stir Fry” merely seems like another example of the burgeoning virality and humor at the center of the Migos’ growing brand. However, under the surface is a world of influences that may be lost on the average American.

Esoteric, thoughtful, and detailed, Lee bleeds his influences in conversation. He’ll break down how the lighting and aesthetic choices for “Stir Fry” come from legendary films by Wong Kar-wai. That thread will pull at another, and soon you’re learning a brief history of the traditional southern Chinese kung fu martial art Wing Chun.

Before working with the Atlanta trio, Lee had never worked with a rapper, let alone the biggest rap group in the world. So how does a British-born, Wales-raised director with parents from Hong Kong get tasked with merging the world of classic kung fu films and North Atlanta trap?

In an interview with MTV News, Lee discusses the wild making of the “Stir Fry” video.

MTV News: Does anything about the day you guys filmed the video stick out — anything that was super funny that will always stay with you?

Lee: I brought the game of Mahjong to this video, which is what you see them playing with Pharrell and Nigo and Migos are at the table. This was on the second day. We’re about ready to shoot, and Quavo and Pharrell ask, “How do you play this game and what is this game?” We anticipated this. We brought a Mahjong master to come down on set.

But we spent 20 minutes with this old Chinese guy explaining how to play this game of Mahjong. He explained it well, but he started backwards and went to the beginning. Just watching Migos, Nigo, and Pharrell just trying to figure out how to learn to play this Mahjong game was hilarious.

MTV News: How do you teach Quavo to use nunchucks or Takeoff to fight a wooden dummy?

Lee: My production designer JC Molina, he called me and was like, “I have cinderblocks, you know, the prop cinderblocks in my storage. Let’s bring them and put them into the set and maybe we can get one of them to chop it.” One of our extras turned out to be, like, a nunchucks master and brought nunchucks randomly. So on the day, we just spontaneously [said], OK great, let’s assign three different things for this training scene that we need to do anyway.

So Quavo wanted the nunchucks. I think he used to play with them when he was a kid. We gave Takeoff the wooden block to fight against. And Offset wanted to smash some cinderblocks. So that’s how they all came together.

MTV News: What was the thinking behind putting those bloopers at the end?

Lee: Well, because of how funny Migos were actually on the day. When we were doing take after take and the whole set was cracking up. Me and the label were discussing that actually — you know what, we probably have some really funny moments amazing moments and we should definitely use them and roll them at the end like the Rush Hour bloopers or the Jackie Chan movies.

I think it makes Migos look really likable and it was really funny. You can see how fun shooting this actual project was. Again, it was another great moment to [pay homage to] Asian kung fu movies.

MTV News: Is the “Stir Fry” video inspired by a specific kung fu movie or movies? Or is it something where you pulled from a lot of different films?

Lee: In terms of style and in terms of the aesthetic and the lighting, I was looking at old favorites like In the Mood For Love by Wong Kar-wai or 2046. In terms of the films, I was looking at obviously Bruce Lee films with Enter the Dragon and Fist of Fury. When I got to the martial arts element, I was really looking to try and capture that and write that in a way that we really don’t see it captured in American cinema.

In American cinema, fight sequences are really dramatic and dynamic, and there’s lots of cuts and slow-mo and high-speed. With those old Chinese films, they really don’t cut unless absolutely necessary. They really hold on their shots and let the action play out, and this was something that I thought the viewer wouldn’t pick up on, but definitely sense that tone. They’ve seen it before.

So I was looking at the fight sequences in films like House of Flying Daggers and the Ip Man films with Donnie Yen. The fighting style I wanted to pay homage to again was Wing Chun, which is what Ip Man was famous for. It’s what Bruce Lee learned before he created his own martial arts. It’s a very fast and dynamic form of fighting. It’s nimble and it’s exciting.

MTV News: A majority of Asian imagery in pop culture tends to be watered down, highly offensive, or problematic, and there is rarely a full immersion in a culture. Did you ever have a conversation with Migos about respecting and not appropriating Asian culture for the music video?

Lee: We didn’t, but I think there was just an unspoken agreement. I mean, I like to think they brought me onto this project because they liked the idea. I think that’s what happened. It was fortunate that I’m also Chinese.

As someone who, at this point in my own personal projects, is really focused on profiling correctly and empowering our community, I like to think of myself as just a director, but there’s also a great opportunity to be a Chinese director on this one specifically. They, throughout the whole project, just treated everything with a lot of respect, and we didn’t have a conversation, but I think there was the assumption that we are going to do this right.

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Check Out the Charlotte Hornets’ Sneaker-Filled Locker Room // Video

For the latest episode of coiski’s “Royal Key,” host George Kiel travelled to Charlotte to get an extensive tour of the Hornets’ locker room and practice facility from the team’s equipment manager Jason Rivera. The Hornets are the only team that rocks Brand Jordan uniforms so quite appropriately, plenty of their players like Kemba Walker and Nic Batum lace up Jordans on the court.

Check out the “Royal Key” below to get an inside look at where the Hornets practice and hang out before and after games.

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Nas Gets Transformed Into An Animated Character in the Timberland Legends Collection Video

Nas has teamed up with Timberland to unveil the first segment of a four-part animated feature for the Timberland “Legends” Collection that releases this season. Considered by many to be one of the greatest MCs of all time, Nas opens up about his early days in Queensbridge, reading his favorite superheroes, Superman and Batman, and how they played a major part in cultivating his imagination. He even recounts the story of shopping for Timbs and putting them on lay-away on Steinway Street back in the day. The Fall 2017 “Legends” collection also introduces its first sneaker drop in the series, the Volume VII FlyRoam Leather Sneakerboot in a buttermilk colorway that boasts a sporty silhouette in a nubuck leather.

Timberland’s Legends Collection will continue to focus on an artist’s legendary journey in animated videos throughout the fall/winter season. Accompanying the illustrated films are the likes of the Volume VIII, a 6-inch Premium Strap Boot with an asymmetrical strap and sleek blackout leather, in October for $ 160 USD; the Volume IX, a 6-inch Field Boot with a velvet collar, in November for $ 175 USD; and finally the Volume X, the 6-inch Premium Boot in a mauve shadow colorway with contrasting port collar, in December for $ 190.

Check out how Nas correlates Timberland’s versatility in the video above and head over to FootLocker.com to pick up the FlyRoam Leather Sneakerboot for $ 150.

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