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Snakehips – For the F^_^k Of It (Stay Home Tapes – Act 2) ft. Jeremih, Aminé

UK production duo Snakehips have quite the list of collaborators. They recruited Tinashe and Chance The Rapper for “All My Friends,” Anderson .Paak for “Money On Me,” and just last year, they teamed up with Danish pop star MØ on the emotional rollercoaster that is “Don’t Leave Me.”

Their third EP, Stay Home Tapes, drops next month and in the meantime, we have the YOLO-endorsing “For The Fuck Of It” to heighten the anticipation. The track features two more big-name vocalists, Aminé and Jeremih, who in turn drop some even more recognizable monikers including MC Hammer, Queen Vashti, Ernest Hemingway, and Tia and Tamera Mowry. Quite the crew!

The song’s music video is actually the second installment in a trilogy that began with the St Rulez collab “Cruzin.” Directed by Can Evgin, it tracks, according to Snakehips, “an Asian woman’s journey through some incredibly trippy shit.” Here’s the duo’s full explainer:

The EP is a bunch of tunes that we made after a crazy few years of touring and travelling the world. We called it Stay Home as a kinda jokey way to express all the mad stuff you experience and the bizarre characters you meet along the way, and throughout that trying to stay true to yourself. The video goes with this idea too. It’s a crazy narrative that we cooked up with director Can Evgin based on an Asian woman’s journey through some incredibly trippy shit!.

Watch it Up, let’s say, for the fuck of it.  This article originally appeared in Stereo Gum

Snakehips – For the F^_^k Of It (Stay Home Tapes – Act 2) ft. Jeremih, Aminé
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RAYE, Mabel, Stefflon Don – Cigarette (Official Video)

Just days after the coming together of one pop super-group comes another. Rising British stars Mabel, and Stefflon Don appear on Raye’s new single “Cigarette.” This is not the first time the artists have appeared together, Stefflon Don and Raye previously appeared on a remix of Charli XCX’s “After The Afterparty” in 2017. This article originally appeared in The Fader



Music video by RAYE, Mabel, Stefflon Don performing Cigarette. © 2018 Universal Music Operations Limited

Alison Wonderland – High ft. Trippie Redd (Music Video)

With less than three weeks to go until the release of Alison Wonderland’s new album, AWAKE, comes the ambient single “High” featuring Ohio rapper Trippie Redd. The track is accompanied by a mood-enhancing video featuring Wonderland and Trippie Redd and animation by Jayme Lemperle and Evan Red Borja.  It was self-directed by Alison Wonderland, with cinematography from Jeffrey Zoss.

Wonderland says, “It was a real pleasure to work with Trippie. It is important to vibe with an artist before we collaborate. When he heard this song, it was very organic, and he jumped in the booth and we walked out feeling that we had something special. I felt like this song had a certain spirit and wanted people to feel like they were going on a journey with us….just like when watching the music video.”

With two U.S. Gold singles already under his belt, 18-year-old Trippie Redd has been described by XXL, Mass Appeal, Pigeons and Planes, hnhh and Noisey as “rap’s next rock star.” His debut mixtape, A Love Letter to You, launched a series of viral hits: “Love Scars” surpassed 16.1 million plays on SoundCloud and 11.9 million Spotify streams in addition to appearing on playlists such as RapCaviar, Most Necessary and Liit. “Romeo & Juliet” generated 6.6 million plays on SoundCloud and 3.5 million Spotify streams. Noisey observed, “While most of his contemporaries produce gritty, bass-driven bangers, Trippie toys with melody and adds a softer element that sets him apart from the pack.”  The New York Times praised his “deep-haze vocals, ambling emotions, and slow-fade resolution” and FADER said that his “hook-making abilities and confessional writing…immediately stand out.”  This article originally appeared in Astral Werks

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Director: Lee Spielman
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Sean Paul, David Guetta – Mad Love ft. Becky G (Music Video)

The talents of Sean Paul and David Guetta came together to launch “Mad Love” which also features the voice of the female revelation of 2017, Becky G.

At the beginning of the production, the subject was contemplated so that Shakira interpreted it and not the singer of Mexican descent, nevertheless, informative means assured that the pair of Piqué rejected the collaboration.

It’s been a long time since we heard anything new from Sean Paul, who has had great successes and a good number of collaborations throughout his career, and with the arrival of this theme, he paints to be a good year for his return. This article originally appeared in TeleHit

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Music video by Sean Paul, David Guetta performing Mad Love. © 2018 SPJ Productions Ltd, under exclusive licence to Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

Krewella – BITCH OF THE YEAR (Music Video)

Krewella recently released a music video for their fired up statement track, “Bitch of the Year”. The song holds back absolutely nothing and features the sisters going all out in rap verse. In the background of the video they have rapid fire images of men accused of misogyny and/or sexual harassment while they go in calling for female empowerment. Featured in the video are the likes of disgraced film producer and sexual predator, Harvey Weinstein, as well as Donald Trump who is precariously wading an NDA-based lawsuit with a former porn star.

That being said the video was pulled yesterday and re-upload today with one major change. In the original, images of Deadmau5 appeared on screen next to the other individuals aforementioned. It is no secret that Mau5 and Krewella have never truly seen eye to eye. There was seemingly some legal action threatened, and therefore the original video was pulled. The new re-upload is about the same but does not feature the iconic Mau5 head as it once did. This article originally appeared in EDM Sauce

Diplo – Worry No More (Feat. Lil Yachty & Santigold) (Official Music Video)

Diplo is gearing up to put out the California EP, which is his first solo release in five years. For a serial collaborator like Diplo, of course, a solo release isn’t that solo at all — “Get It Right” features Danish pop star MØ, “Look Back” features DRAM, and new song “Worry No More” features both Lil Yachty & Santigold. This article originally appeared in Stereo Gum

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PKCZ® & Snoop Dogg & Yultron – BOW DOWN (feat. CRAZYBOY) [Official Music Video]

A slew of K-Pop groups have had huge crossover success in the United States, especially with K-Pop’s latest crop of heartthrobs and Billboard cover stars BTS. Now, Japanese hip-hop collective PKCZ®  is ready to make their international debut with the release of their new single and video for “Bow Down” and enlisted hip-hop veteran Snoop Dogg to make their international crossover as power-packing as possible.

The group’s first single layers elements from hip-hop and electronic music as the thumping bass and rhythmic drum pattern make for a bouncy club-ready track. The video sees Snoop embracing the Japanese culture as the Long Beach rapper sports traditional Japanese clothing and enters his own martial arts match. On “Bow Down,” Snoop delivers simple lines reminding listeners to respect his legacy.

“Put these suckas on they knees, I’m a boss from the beach/ Off the leash, I’m a beast, worldwide in these streets/ Bow down in the presence of the D-O-double-G,” Snoop raps. Next, CRAZYBOY of J-pop collective J Soul Brothers III enters and injects his distinct, silky flows into the production.

“Growing up in Tokyo, Snoop was an artist that transcended beyond music. It’s not an exaggeration to say that the evolution of his ‘brand’ has strongly influenced me as an artist throughout the years,” Verbal of PKCZ tells Billboard. Having Snoop on our first international release is absolutely our childhood dream come true!”

PKCZ is made up of Verbal and Japanese supergroup Exile Tribe members Makidai and DJ Daruma. “PKCZ is a creative think-tank, bringing together all our resources and experiences with music, fashion, live production etc as we come from different walks of life,” Verbal adds. “’Bow Down’ celebrates our synergy as a crew that elevates one another.” This article originally appeared in Billboard