Behind the Scenes


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The world is waiting for Rihanna’s forthcoming eighth solo album. Campaigning for most of 2015, we get one-step closer to the pop superstar’s anticipated LP, as RiRi takes viewers to the studio. In the 3-minute clip, we watch as Rihanna records her latest single “Bitch Better Have My Money.” From recording the vocals to playing the final cut, watch as the Bajan beauty puts the Deputy-produced club banger together.

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Drake had Instagram buzzing after the rapper posted clips from a major party he held at his Yolo Estate mansion in Los Angeles on Monday. Kanye West, French Montana, Travi$ Scott, Amber Rose and The Game were some of the popular attendees spotted at the private party. Later in the day, the Toronto superstar connected with The Game to film a video for “100,” a new yet-to-be-released single off The Documentary 2 LP.

Game and Drizzy are seen moving around Compton, filming various scenes in the neighborhood were The Game grew up. Producer Cardo took to Twitter early Tuesday morning confirming he along with Johnny Juliano produced the song. The record contains parts of Drake’s recent freestyle, performing at the “Jungle” tour stop in Detroit last month.

Go on set below.

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Big Sean takes us behind-the-scenes of the making of Dark Sky Paradise. In the 12-minute documentary shot by Zeno Jones, the Detroit rapper gives access to the creation of his No. 1 album. Buried in his newly built home studio, you see the G.O.O.D. Music artist working tirelessly on songs like “Research,” “Paradise,” and “One Man Can Change the World.” It features appearances from Diddy, John Legend, Jhené Aiko, DJ Khaled and Travi$ Scott.

Premiered earlier this week on Tidal, the full documentary is now available on YouTube below.

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Meek Mill headed back home to North Philadelphia on Tuesday to film a music video for the song “Check.” While the whole community was invited out to the shoot, a confrontation between Meek’s Dreamchasers crew and former DC artist Louie V Gutta took place. According to TMZ, the two rappers were seen talking as their respective entourages verbally went at it, until someone pulled out a gun and pistol whipped a person standing near Louie V Gutta.

The scene turned chaotic as people ran, but luckily no shots were fired. Local police report no arrests have bee made currently.

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Ice Cube is opening his barbershop once again. The comedy franchise is returning in early 2016 with Barbershop 3. The follow-up to 2002’s Barbershop and 2004’s Barbershop 2: Back in Business stars returning cast members Ice Cube, Regina Hall, Cedric the Entertainer, Anthony Anderson, Eve, Common and Regina Hall. Joining Calvin’s Barbershop in Chicago in the new film is Nicki Minaj, who plays the role of a new hairdresser named Draya.

Ice Cube gives viewers a first look on set of Barbershop 3 in a behind-the-scenes clip, featuring many of the film’s stars. Go on set below.

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Just months after being officially announced as the first-ever black spokesmodel, Rihanna stars in Christian Dior’s Secret Garden 2015 campaign. Shot by Steven Klein in Versailles, France, the final result is nothing but stunning, as RiRi is stunning as ever in some of Dior’s lush pieces in the dark garden-themed spread.

The pop superstar is seen posing along the private quarters in leather trench coat and bag, before moving indoors wearing a long sequin gown. In another shot the Bajan beauty clutches onto her handbag, wearing a veiled fascinator and plush cropped vest.

Check out photos from Rihanna’s first Dior ad, plus behind-the-scenes video below.

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With the exception of “i,” it’s pretty obvious that Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly isn’t as geared towards radio as good kid, m.A.A.d city was. Still, it seems that all everybody wants to talk about is what song sounds most like a “single.” Well, it looks like the much-hyped “King Kunta” is up next as the second video from K. Dot’s sophomore project.

Section Eighty recently caught a glimpse of the TDE rapper shooting the video in his hometown of Compton (where else?), and it looks like a blast. I can’t wait for that full crip-walking-on-the-Compton-Fashion-Center scene.

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Action Bronson is a man for the people, one that touches all walks of life worldwide. With his Mr. Wonderful debut album due March 23, the Queens-native drops s short 3-minute documentary. With commentary from those very people of all ages and backgrounds, watch as they worship the man we call Bam Bam.

Filled with hilarious moments and quotes, watch below and pre-order Mr. Wonderful on iTunes.

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Kanye West’s performance at the 2015 BRIT Awards on Wednesday night will go down as one of the most fire (no pun intended) moments of 2015, not least because he debuted his long-awaited song “All Day.” In this amazing behind-the-scenes clip uploaded on the BRITs’ official YouTube page, we get a glimpse at the moments leading up to that explosive set. See how Kanye psyches himself up before a show below.

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J. Cole and Dale Earnhardt Jr. graced the cover of ESPN The Magazine‘s Music Issue back in January. Now, the Grammy-nominated rapper and NASCAR star take viewers behind-the-scenes of their cover shoot.

Sitting down with Marty Smith, the two North Carolina natives discuss how their unlikely connection came about, Earnhardt Jr. becoming a fan of J. Cole when “Power Trip” came out, being examples of how different cultures can come together, and they go on a tour of Dale’s enormous 250 acre property in North Carolina.

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