MTV was on hand at the video shoot for Will.I.Am & Nicki Minaj’s collabo “Check It Out”. This one will be included on  Pink Friday Nov. 23rd. If you remember, she  first performed this record at this year’s MTV VMA Pre-Show.

“We’re doing an ode almost to Japanese anime,” Minaj told MTV News about the highly stylized animation style while on the Los Angeles set of the video. “I’m obviously a big fan, and I’ve joined forces with the only boy that I know that’s able to capture that culture.”

After the jump vintage photos from some of Jay-Z’s early music videos and behind the scenes video from Waka Flocka’s “Snakes In The Grass” video, and Rick Ross’ “Aston Martin Music”……

Jay, Dame, Biggs, Jaz-O, Ty Ty, & friends In St. Thomas On The Set Of “In My Lifetime“

Man, shouts to Ice for sending over these old flicks from some of Jay-z’s early music videos. Former Rocafella videographer Abdul Malik Abbot had these in the stash. wow.


Jay-Z, Jaz-O & Sauce Money On The Set Of “I Can’t Get With That“


Jay-Z, Dame & Radolfo On The Set Of “Dead Presidents“


Jay-Z, Biggie & Mic Geronimo In Miami On the Set of “Ain’t No Nigga“

Here are some behind scenes footage from Waka Flocka and Mizay Ent’s new female artust Cartier’s new video for “Snakes in the Grass”. This one will be included on Waka debut’s LP  Flockaveli (Oct. 5th).

DJ Khaled visits Ricky Rozay at his “Aston Martin Music” video shoot.