VIDEO: VIVIAN GREEN – ‘I DON’T KNOW’

October 12, 2017 Shive Magazine 0

Vivian Green releases music video for “I Don’t Know” the debut single off her forthcoming album VGVI. The Derek Blanks directed video was shot in Atlanta and features a mixture of Reggae guitar and drums with a soulfully sexy confession during the hook. “I wanted to do something brighter and more upbeat,” Vivian reveals. “If a song was sad, it needed to have a certain attitude, energy, and life to it. I’ve done sad songs. I love them, of course. However, I wanted to evolve.” Watch below. Vivian is preparing to star in the stage play of the film adaptation “Two Read More

VIDEO: AMINÉ – ‘SPICE GIRL’ FEATURING MEL B & ISSA RAE

October 11, 2017 Shive Magazine 0

Aminé delivers his self-directed video for “Spice Girl,” the latest single off his debut album Good for You which feature appearances from Ty Dolla $ign, Nelly, Offset, Kehlani, and Charlie Wilson. The trippy clip starts with Aminé’s face superimposed on a young lady who looks just like him. In fact, throughout the video there are mind blogging effects like a police chase with a toilet bike, an enormous lotion bottle and his foot talking to him. Issa Rae and  Melanie “Mel B” Brown, also known as Scary Spice makes a surprise appearance in the video. Aminé is currently on his “For You Tour” through Nov. 16 Read More

VIDEO: LIL YACHTY FEAT. STEFFLON DON – ‘BETTER’

September 19, 2017 Shive Magazine 0

Lil Yachty sails out the Pensacola-directed video for “Better” his Stefflon Don-assisted single off his debut album Teenage Emotions. Loneliness is apparent as the rapper sculpts himself a girlfriend of sand who turns into something real but it was all a dream. In addition to this single, Teenage Emotions include the previous released tracks “Bring It Back,” “Forever Young,” and the Migos-assisted “Peek-a-Boo.”

VIDEO: KODAK BLACK – ‘BLACK CAT (KUNTA KENTAE)’

September 1, 2017 Shive Magazine 0

Kodak Black has been working continuously releasing tracks like “1000”, “Time Never Mattered” and the video for “Transportin. In continuing the flow Kodak lets go of the video for “Black Cat (Kunta Kentae).” The Wavylord directed video was shot in the home of Kodak where you can find him waving water guns, dancing around his bedroom and pointing at a page from The 48 Laws of Power. “I’m focused on my future,” he raps while in his dimly-lit crib. “I ain’t dwelling on the past.” Watch below.

VIDEO: KODAK BLACK – ‘TRANSPORTIN”

August 22, 2017 Shive Magazine 0

Kodak Black delivers the Florida Gators theme video for his Isaac Hayes’ “Hung Up On My Baby,” sampled track “Transportin” a track from his recently released project Project Baby 2. “It’s a Kodak moment, yeah,” he raps. “Bought it ’cause I want it, yeah / I be on the corner, yeah / Fuck the law enforcement man / Project Baby got no stroller but I keep pushing.” Watch below.

VIDEO: YO GOTTI & NICKI MINAJ – ‘RAKE IT UP’

August 22, 2017 Shive Magazine 0

Yo Gotti and Nicki Minaj bring in the Benny Boom directed video for their Billboard 200 collaboration “Rake It Up. The fast pace clip you can find money growing on trees, Nicki and Blac Chyna squaring off in a race and Nicki twerking in a pink kiddie pool. “Rake It Up” is a single off Yo Gotti and Mike WiLL Made-It’s Gotti Made-It EP. Watch below.

VIDEO: DEJ LOAF – ‘NO FEAR’

June 30, 2017 Shive Magazine 0

DeJ Loaf drops off the video to “No Fear,” the first single off her upcoming debut album Liberated. “Growing up, I used to daydream in my bedroom about everything from love to my career to traveling the world,” she explains. “The video sort of reflects that joyful feeling of going from daydreaming to realizing my dreams. My new album is a personal journey and I hope my fans enjoying riding along with me.” The rubberband directed clip recalls Dej’s childhood as she daydreams in her bedroom to breaking away to rely on herself. Liberated drops sometime this year.  

VIDEO: CARDI B – ‘BODAK YELLOW’

June 28, 2017 Shive Magazine 0

Inspired by Kodak Black’s “No Flockin,” Cardi B brings her wild escapades to life in the video to her recently released single, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves).” From red bottoms to lavished whips to hundred-dollar bills, the “Love & Hip Hop” star unapologetically flaunts her lifestyle. Watch below.

VIDEO: TAMAR BRAXTON – ‘MY MAN’

June 28, 2017 Shive Magazine 0

After her mind-blowing performance at the BET Awards performance, Tamar Braxton lets go of the video to her latest single “My Man.” Inspired by her parents’ relationship, the singer learns her guy is cheating on her and decides to pull up to confront him and the other woman. “I wanted to be a voice for my mother and say things that she didn’t get to say to both of them when it was all going down,” Tamar told Rap-Up. “I wanted to truly channel her as a woman and not just as my mom, to confront the both of them.” Read More

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