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Alicia Keys is getting personal in her music video for her latest single, "Raise a Man." The Bill Kirstein-directed visual was shot in a recording studio with the singer's friends and features the R&B singer's 4-year-old son, Genesis.
"I just dropped something for y'all! I was in the studio and I wanted to VIBEEEEE out!" she wrote on her Instagram post. "My friends were there, my Gen was there!!"
Keys brings viewers into her own little world of her creative process, making us feel just as home as she was in the studio. The music video comes after the release of the single on Feb. 11, after the "If I Ain't Got You" singer hosted the 61st annual Grammy Awards earlier this month. The song appears to be dedicated to Keys' two sons as their faces appear on the song's cover.
On the six-minute single she poses questions about vulnerability. "Is it okay that I'm not independent? Is it okay that I...Is it okay that I show weakness? Is it okay that I..."
The natural beauty's make-up-free skin is front and center in the new visual as her friends and family trickle in later. Watch the video and "catch the vibes" with the bare-faced beauty!
Lil Pump teamed up with Lil Wayne for his single "Be Like Me" from his newest album, Harverd Dropout, which is an ode to those who imitate but could never duplicate them.
In the video for the song, which garnered a million views in the one day since its release (Feb. 21), a bevy of Pump clones are present. From children, to animals, to grown adults, it appears that everyone wants to be just like the Florida rapper, who says in the song, "I’m a millionaire, but I don’t know how to read."
Throughout the video, Pump fakes are seem doing things that the 18-year-old would do, such as donning dreads, puffer jackets and chains as well as sipping lean. In fact, there's a whole instructional lecture on how to do the latter correctly.
During his verse in the song, Tunechi, who is seen in a room full of mirrors, also spits about his experiences being copied by many people in the industry. However, as he puts it, "Only one 'I' in my E-Y-E."
Harverd Dropout, Pump's sophomore effort, features guest appearances from Quavo, Kanye West, Smokepurpp, Lil Uzi Vert, 2 Chainz and more. Check out the colorful video above.
Acting as both performer and guest for the Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Anderson .Paak delivered a live rendering of "Trippy" for the late-night crowd.
Fallon went pretty well! Tune in tonight!!
Paak held centerstage as he sat upon the drum throne while members of the Free Nationals surrounded him at all angles. Taking the Oxnard favorite out of its box, the 33-year-old's artistry seeped into the roots of this hybrid jazz-funk and hip-hop creation. The Grammy-winning singer gave "Trippy" new legs with a trumpet solo meant to replace the lyrical talents of J. Cole.
During his stint as a guest, the "Cheers" rapper managed to allude to the possibility of a new collab album between himself and Dr. Dre, teasing the possibility that the pair has something new on the way for fans. "I made a lot of music with Dr. Dre, like, probably two albums worth and honestly it's music that I really feel like getting out," he stated.
Anderson .Paak's Oxnard album came out Nov. 16 with collaborations from J. Cole, Q-Tip, BJ The Chicago Kid, and more. Paak is currently gearing up to take his newest album on tour, see if the funky rapper is coming to a city near you here.
Check out Anderson .Paak's performance and a brief portion of his interview below.