Behind the Scenes


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This summer has been a whirlwind for Atlanta artist ILOVEMAKONNEN. From his “Club Going Up on a Tuesday” record becoming a viral hit, to recently signing with Drake’s OVO Sound. Early Saturday morning, Drake hit Instagram and posted a photo on set of the remix video for “Tuesday,” which he co-stars on.

It appears the video was shot in California, during the west coast leg of Drake and Lil’ Wayne’s battle tour, which ILOVEMAKONNEN opened on selected dates. Riding off the momentum of the Sonny Digital-produced song, expect the visual to arrive online soon.

Previously:
Exclusive: ILOVEMAKONNEN Tells Miss Info About Working With Drake, and How Gucci Mane Inspired Him (Video)
Drake Signs ILOVEMAKONNEN to OVO Sound
ILOVEMAKONNEN Feat. Drake – “Tuesday (Remix)”

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Nicki Minaj shows her two sides, gracing Dazed Magazine‘s new autumn/winter issue. Photographer Jeff Bark and Dazed Fashion Director Robbie Spencer captures Minaj’s in two different lights, the demure fashion obsessive and the provocative pop culture bombshell. The 18-page shoot captures the Queen Barbz in various stylish looks from Chanel, Marc Jacobs, La Perla, Miu Miu, Proenza Schouler, and more.

Nicki also opens up to the British publication on everything from fame to feminism and more. Check out photos and video from the shoot below. Her new album The Pinkprint is due November 24.

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Mary J. Blige is stepping outside of her comfort zone. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul escaped to London, England earlier this summer, inspired by the thriving limitless sounds coming out the U.K., to create her new album The London Sessions. Due December 2 via Capitol Records, the album includes contributions from some of U.K.’s top hitmakers including Sam Smith, Disclosure, Emile Sandé, Jimmy Napes, Naughty Boy, SAM ROMANS, and Eg White.

Last week, MJB gave fans a preview of what to expect with “Right Now,” produced by Disclosure and co-written with Sam Smith. The album’s first single “Therapy” was also co-written with Smith, and will be available on iTunes September 23. The London Sessions will be Mary’s first album since 2011’s My Life II…The Journey Continues (Act I).

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Beyoncé closed out the 2014 MTV VMAs in style last month, and today she takes us behind the scenes of her spectacular performance. The four-minute video follows Mrs. Carter and her team’s vigorous rehearsals, as well as the moments before she hit the stage to accept the 2014 MTV Video Vanguard Award. After shutting down The Forum, Bey shares a touching family moment with hubby Jay Z and their adorable daughter Blue Ivy.

Go behind the scenes with Bey below…

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First the video and now photos. Nicki Minaj gives us another look on set of her upcoming video “Anaconda,” which world premieres on VEVO this Wednesday. Drake makes a cameo in the Colin Tilley-directed video, as he appears to have his hands full with Nicki as she performs for him while he sits in a chair.

Minaj’s will perform the latest single off her new album The Pink Print at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards next Sunday, live from Los Angeles at 9 p.m. EST. Check out photos and the lyric video for “Anaconda” below.

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Drake and Lil’ Wayne’s “Drake vs. Lil’ Wayne” U.S. tour kicked off this weekend in Buffalo, NY. Fans play a big role in the battle-style tour via the newly launched interactive app that can be downloaded to your phone.

To promote their co-headlining trek and the new app, Drizzy and Weezy release a video where Tunechi works up a sweat preparing for the battle, while Drake hits the parking lot to show how the app works. Speaking of Drake, October’s Very Own hit Instagram on Sunday to reveal photos of his exclusive “Drake vs. Lil’ Wayne” Air Jordan 3 PE (Player Exclusives). The all-black sneaker features tumbled leather body, and contrasting red and gold logos on the tongue and heel. The official tour logo and OVO stamp also appears on the insoles.

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The grind continues for DJ Khaled. With a new single and video dropping on Monday, the We the Best CEO also took time over the weekend to film a visual for the remix to “They Don’t Love You No More.” Remy Ma and French Montana joined Khaled to shoot the official clip, which serves as Remy’s first post-prison song and video.

Check out some photos from the shoot below as the video will impact online in the coming weeks.

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DJ Khaled is coming for the ladies with his new single “Hold You Down.” The second release in support of his eighth solo album I Changed a Lot, boasts a lineup of today’s hottest crooners in Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future, and Jeremih. Filmed earlier this summer, the video and song will both debut this Monday. Catch a preview and go on set of Khaled’s new video with R&B’s finest below.

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If the quick teaser wasn’t enough, Nicki Minaj makes viewers sweat some more on set of her “Anaconda” video. The Queen Barbz gives us a behind-the-scenes look of the sizzling, hot visual themed around the jungle.

Directed by Colin Tilley, the video will world premiere later this month. Go behind-the-scenes below as The Pink Print arrives later this year.

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Just hours after her delayed release from prison, Remy Ma hit the studio to work on records with DJ Khaled. A surprise pairing, the rapper and We the Best founder posted photos on Instagram of their session on Friday night. “@therealremyma fresh out ! I’m telling rem GOD IS THE GREATEST! The world excited you home ! Rem back ! Bless up! @wethebestmusic,” said Khaled, later following up with “This what happen earlier today @therealremyma fresh out ! Im up to something!!!! @wethebestmusic #wtb jus know ! Know dat! Trust dat!! #wethebest!.” Will we hear a Remy verse on DJ Khaled’s upcoming I Changed A Lot LP?

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