THE 5 CLIPS OF THE WEEK WITH MARY J. BLIGE, ALICIA KEYS, GUCCI MANE, THE WEEKND, YOUNGBOY NBA…

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Every week, and even at Christmas, discover our selection of the 5 rap and R&B clips released in recent days in the US… On the program today, Mary J. Blige and Dj Khaled celebrate the return of the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul in a luxurious home, and in great company on Amazing , Gucci Mane pays tribute to the late Young Dolph in Long live Dolph while Alicia Keys shows us behind the scenes in Come for me (Unlocked) . For its part, YoungBoy NBA still appears grimaced in Emo Rockstar while The Weeknd celebrates the 10th anniversary of the release ofEchoes of Silence by clipping the eponymous track of the project …

  • Mary J. Blige feat. Dj Khaled – Amazing :

The undisputed Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige, is back in the spotlight at 50. After delivering the clip of a more sensual 1st single Good Morning Gorgeous , on December 3 , the singer offers a new more festive video with Amazing , featuring Dj Khaled who produced the track. A very colorful video directed by the legendary Eif Rivera (Nas, 50 Cent, Diddy, Fat Joe, Cardi B, XXXTentacion, Lil Wayne, Megan Thee Stallion, Pop Smoke …) in which we see the interpreter of Mary Jane (All Night Long) and Be Happy(in 1994), and the DJ of Palestinian origin, celebrate his positivity found in different settings and party in front of a sumptuous villa , alongside some relatives and prestigious guests including Diddy , Trina, Angie Martinez, Misa Hylton or again Justin Combs. Amazing is therefore the 2nd single from Mary’s 15th album, Good Morning Gorgeous , which will be released on February 11th. In an interview, she spoke about this new opus (which comes 5 years after the last one, Strength of a Woman ), of which she is particularly proud: “ Wait until you hear it, it will blow everyone’s mind. ”As a reminder, we will also find her during the half-time of Super Bowl LVI in February 2022, alongside Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar…

 

  • Gucci Mane – Long Live Dolph :

The boss of the So Icey Entertainment and 1017 BrickSquad Entertainment labels, Gucci Mane (41) paid tribute in song to his late friend Young Dolph , assassinated in mid-November, in the city where he grew up, Memphis. He therefore clipped, thanks to the prowess of the director Omar the Director (Plies, Yo Gotti, Lil Pump, Kodak Black …), the track Long Live Dolph , in which we see photos of Gucci and Dolph, who collaborated together on many pieces. All dressed in black, the native of Birmingham (Alabama) solemnly raps in front of the camera to address this vibrant tribute to his friend, who left at 36. Archival footage from the Dolph commemoration has also been added to the short film. As a reminder, the latter was killed in Memphis on November 17, the victim of a shooting in front of Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies, a cookie shop in his city of which he was a loyal client.

  • Alicia Keys – Come for me (unlocked) :

Alicia Keys has just unveiled the video for the track Come For Me (Unlocked) which she directed herself and in which we see her working in the studio alongside Lucky Daye and Khalid, who assisted her to create this magnificent song. , but also for in outdoor playbacks in front of his native New York. This title is taken from the double album of 26 titles of the singer of 40 years, called KEYS , and on which we find in particular Pusha T, Brandi Carlile, Swae Lee and Lil Wayne. The piano virtuoso had already rocked a few singles before Come For Me (Unlocked) , like Old Memories and Only You . This 8th album also rhymes with independence for the artist, who has regained this status which rhymes with freedom since it seals the end of her contract with major SonyMusic with whom she had been linked for 20 years . This year 2021 also marked the 20th anniversary of Songs In A Minor , a legendary album that the New York artist has decided to reissue – Songs In A Minor (20th Anniversary Edition) – in June, with the added bonus of 2 unreleased ones.

Alicia Keys – KEYS :

 

  • YoungBoy NBA – Emo Rockstar :

YoungBoy NBA never stops chaining! If he recently declared to have lost the love of music, his productivity seems to show the opposite, however, since he has just released the new title Emo Rockstar , accompanied by a clip directed by a close relative, Nicholas Belotti alias FlyGuyNick , in which we see the rapper the spirit tortured in his residence in Utah – same place as that used for the clip of Black Ball -. This lack of plurality in the sets can be explained, among other things, by the fact that he has been under house arrest since his release from prison . In the video, between sequences of electric guitar in hand or counting his tickets,we see him again with his face made up . In this regard, he explained a few weeks ago that he now felt comfortable wearing makeup: “ I like to wear makeup. I like to look at myself in the mirror and see everything that is black, like my eyes. This is 100 percent true! I am myself. I feel comfortable like that. 

  • The Weeknd – Echoes of Silence :

The Weeknd seems nostalgic at the end of 2021. He recently released the single Poison with the late Aaliyah , but also celebrated the 5 years of his Starboy album in November by unveiling the video for Die for you , a track taken from this project. He is now back to commemorate the 10 years of his opus Echoes of Silence . To mark the occasion, he chose to put in images the eponymous song of the disc, through a visual as surprising as it is brilliant, signed by the famous Japanese illustrator Hajime Sorayama , which tells the story of 2 robots in a dystopian future. where the machine seems to have taken over man.As a reminder, the last Canadian album, After Hours , was released in early 2020 . Made up of 14 titles, it had become one of the biggest successes in the world, across the Atlantic, but also around the world. In the United States, the album is certified double platinum …

 

The Weeknd – Echoes of Silence :

 

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