2 Chainz teams up with Pharrell on his new track, "Feds Watching."
There are a few things we know about 2 Chainz: He's man of many names (2 Chainz, Tity Boi, Hair Weave Killa -- yes, these are all real aliases), he's been featured on pretty much every song recorded since 2012, and despite being monitored by government agents on his new track "Feds Watching" featuring Pharrell Williams, he's always gonna be draped head-to-toe in Givenchy. Cameras are constantly snapping (government OR paparazzi), so why wouldn't he dress up?! I mean, they won't catch anything on film but a Gucci rag! So please, click away.
Listen to 2 Chainz featuring Pharrell Williams' "Feds Watching" after the jump.
There's something similar about this, right?
When we saw that Justin Bieber had revealed the single art for his new song, "Heartbreaker," we had two initial thoughts: 1.) FINALLY!!!, and 2.) Hmm, that looks familiar. The name, the art... why can't we put our finger on it? Then, SNAP! We got it. It looks just like Kanye West's 808s And Heartbreak cover!! You know, Yeezy's 2008 album featuring "Love Lockdown" and "Heartless"? You can't just slap a cupid on Kanye’s album cover and call it something other than 808s & Heartbreak. Except you did! So serious props for having the cojones to do that, Justin! (Hope no one does anything crazy like file a copyright infringement lawsuit or whatever.)
Teasing his album art all day on Instagram, the "Right Here" singer finally captioned "Heartbreaker #Justinbiebernewsingle." So, YES, Beliebers! Justin is FINALLY returning with some new jams. And we're kind wondering, since Justin (maybe) took a cue from Kanye's album art, does this mean he'll draw inspiration from the record itself? Is Justin gonna get super electronic and spacey? Auto-Tuned, even? OK, maybe that's a BIT far-fetched, but at this point ANYTHING is possible. Now, please excuse us while we wildly speculate about what "Heartbreaker" will sound like. (If there's any kind of God, it'll hopefully resemble Mariah Carey's famous single of the same name. Which is an undeniable classic.)
Photo credit: UMG
Selena Gomez is a dead ringer for Richie Tenenbaum!
So, we all know that Selena Gomez has the movie star glamour thing down to a science (see her VA-VA-VOOM vintage Harper's spread). But while other pop stars like Rihanna like to channel old-school stars (Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast At Tiffany's"), Sel is a little more indie/modern with her film selection. For example, here she is borrowing Luke Wilson's Richie Tenenbaum look from Wes Anderson's "The Royal Tenenbaums"! Headband, shades, and all!
The "Come & Get It" singer was snapped shopping in Los Angeles, and we just can't shake how uncanny the Richie likeness is. Even if she was actually trying to cover up while hitting up the shops (just like her maybe/maybe not boyfriend Justin Bieber), we can spot an incognito attempt when we see one. Hey, for what it's worth, Selena does look pretty great for posing like a disgraced tennis pro! But if she starts wearing a fur coat year-round, chain smoking, writing plays, or losing fingers, then the "Royal" film re-creation has officially gone too far.
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Vampire Weekend host an indie Last Supper in their new "Diane Young" video.
Vampire Weekend have always had a predilection for the artistic in their music videos, whether it was the Baroque silliness of "Holiday" or the every-lyric-is-literal approach in "Cousins." So for "Diane Young," from their new album, Modern Vampires Of The City (which just hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart), Vampire Weekend take on one of the most iconic art pieces of all time: Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper." But instead of using Jesus & Co. as their inspiration, Vampire Weekend seated all of their indie rock friends at the table, like Santigold, Sky Ferreira, members of Chromeo, Dirty Projectors... just to name a few.
Watch Vampire Weekend's "Diane Young" video after the jump.
Joey and Pro Era pay tribute to Capital Steez in their new "Like Water" video.
This should have been the best year of Joey Bada$$' life. To date, he's worked with the likes of Big K.R.I.T., DJ Premier, Pete Rock, and Q-Tip; he was named one of MTV's Artists To Watch in 2013; and he's gearing up to release his first full-length album, B4.Da.$$. But some of that joy was taken away when his dear friend and fellow Pro Era member Capital Steez took his own life last December. Wanting to honor him, the New York crew finally put their feelings into visuals with the new video, "Like Water," from their PEEP The aPROcalypse mixtape.
Watch Joey Bada$$ featuring Pro Era's "Like Water" video after the jump.
Go behind the scenes of Paramore's "Still Into You" video shoot!
When we first saw Paramore's Hayley Williams cavorting with ballet dancers in the band's "Still Into You" video, you can imagine (a) how great it made us feel and (b) how many times we watched it on repeat. (We definitely crashed our browser a few times.) And now, after wondering just how the band managed to bike ride indoors without falling down and what it must've been like to canoe in a sea of balloons, we have all the answers we'll ever need with this brand-new behind-the-scenes clip from the "Still Into You" video shoot.
Watch Paramore behind the scenes of their "Still Into You" video shoot after the jump.
Katy B revs up in her new "What Love Is Made Of" video.
Katy B blew us away earlier this month with her scorching potential song-of-summer, "What Love Is Made Of." Now, in her video for the single, Katy's taking inspiration from the movies, or, more specifically, the "Fast And Furious" franchise. Bet you can see where this one's going, right? Yep, Katy not only gets involved in the world of underground of street racing, but she falls hard for a new and potentially dangerous love interest. Back away slowly, girl... this might not end well.
Watch Katy B's "What Love Is Made Of" video after the jump.
Snoop Lion and Miley Cyrus advise everyone to take it easy in their new "Ashtrays And Heartbreaks" video.
Life is too short to worry about day-to-day problems -- at least that seems to be Snoop Lion's message in his "Ashtrays And Heartbreaks" video featuring Miley Cyrus. Sure, there might be a million issues in the world (and Snoop isn't standing idly by -- he's trying to change things for the better), you just can't let it get you down. Life is to be enjoyed! (The D-O-G-G knows what we're talking about, especially given his own, erm, herbal relaxation techniques.)
Watch Snoop Lion featuring Miley Cyrus' "Ashtrays And Heartbreaks" video after the jump.
Watch The So So Glos' raucous set from their MTV "Artist To Watch" show.
DIY punk rockers The So So Glos have carved a name for themselves by, well, doing it themselves. The Brooklyn-based band, comprising brothers Alex and Ryan Levine, Matt Elkin, and Zach Staggers opened their own very own venue, Shea Stadium, in 2009, to serve as an underground sanctuary for Brooklyn's many indie acts. Named for their beloved Mets, Shea Stadium is a testament to the NYC baseball team's underdog spirit, and it was there that The So So Glos cultivated their sound and built their fanbase. Now, four years later, the O Music Award-nominated band has released their second album, Blowout, and recently played The Studio At Webster Hall for MTV Hive's "Artist To Watch Live," where they reeled off killer tracks like "Lost Weekend," "Wrecking Ball," "Xanax," and more. Watch "Lost Weekend" and "Wrecking Ball" below, and check out The So So Glos' "Artist To Watch" performance in its entirety at MTV Hive.
Watch The So So Glos perform "Lost Weekend" and "Wrecking Ball" from their MTV Artist To Watch "Live In NYC" concert after the jump.
Rich Kidd invites a lucky girl to an exclusive party in his "Can I Get A (Bom Bom)" video.
Rich Kidd might be an emerging artist here in the States, but in his native Canada, dude has been running the rap game for a FULL minute. So far, dude's collaborated on tracks with heavy hitters like Talib Kweli, Busta Rhymes, and DMX as well as produced for rhymers like Drake and Kardinal Offishall. Now, in his new "Can I Get A (Bom Bom)" video, from his In My Opinion mixtape, we find out why Kidd's got so much love in the hip-hop community.
Watch Rich Kidd's "Can I Get A (Bom Bom)" video after the jump.