Noname Performs "Ace" With Saba And Smino For 'The Tonight Show'

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Starting off the week right, Jimmy Fallon brought his Monday night (Jan. 8) show to a close with a performance from Noname and her Chicago crew. Joined by Saba and Smino, the group brought The Tonight Show roof down with "Ace" from the 27-year-old rapstress' Room 25 album.

The "Anita" rapper/singer launches the showcase to-a-go with the track's chorus, singing "Whiskey with the team, got it bubblin'/I got trees in my luggage/I got tings out in London/Hope UK, what you say? F**k is you sayin'?/Oh when I say I been at the Ace hotel, you gotta tell me somethin'."

Smi passes the Phoelix-produced single to the "Diddy Bop" emcee, who is placed at the center of this performance as she raps about the complexities of impending success in the rap industry and her confidence in the musical talent of her friends. Saba escorts the song to an end with the high impact delivery of his bars circling themes surrounding fears with success.

Noname, Saba and Smino deliver a light-hearted rendition of the collaborative track as bubble letters flash red and pink baring the album's namesake. Joined by the presence of live musicians, the joint is brought to life.

READ MORE: Noname Tells A Tale Of Black Boy Plight In 'Blaxploitation' Visual

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Bad Bunny's "Mia" Causes Mass Parade In Streets Of Puerto Rico On 'Fallon'

Bad Bunny brought the party to The Tonight Show and to the streets of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico on Tuesday (Jan. 15) with Jimmy Fallon.Performing his new single "Mia" with Fallon and The Roots, the four of them walked the streets of Puerto Rico drawing in a large crowd of fans and followers behind them.

Opening on Fallon and The Roots walking through the streets of Puerto Rico, the video shows group as they stumble across the 24-year-old sitting alone. Bad Bunny joins them, taking them on an adventure through the streets. The late night host and his band march alongside the “Solo de Mi" artist with tambourines, timbale sticks and maracas while women and men dressed in streetwear and the best of carnival clothing dance behind Bunny and Fallon as they wave Puerto Rico's national flag. As the crowd of participants grew, the crowd eventually reached parade sized proportions.

This prerecorded segment features the studio version of "Mia" without the Spanish verse delivered by hip-hop's golden boy Drake.  The track aslo comes from the reggaeton singer's debut Long Play record, X100PRE.

Check out the full video of Bad Bunny with the boy from The Tonight Show above.

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Premiere: Jordan Hollywood Goes To War In Visuals For "Explosion"

A war-torn forest reminiscent of 1969’s Vietnam War serves as the perfect backdrop for Jordan Hollywood’s video for “Explosion.” Through a montage of wild greenery, Jordan is seen dodging a rainstorm of fiery explosives. Amid the dangerous scenes, his lyrics tell a variety of sex-induced tales paired with braggadocious bars used to remind his rap contemporaries of his space in the game.

The 25-year-old newcomer, who is signed to Quality Control (Migos, City Girls, Lil Baby, Lil Yachty), centers on having his creative visual artistry merge with his lyrical prowess. For “Explosion,” he wanted to revert back to his old artistic roots.

“I’ve been using the same director, Christian Breslauer, since I was 17,” he told VIBE via email. “He did these war videos back then on a shi**y camera that still looked good. Fast forward to now, we were sitting at his house and I was like, 'Yo, remember those war videos you made back then? Let’s do something like that for “EXPLOSION.'”

The Broward County native credits his label for granting him artistic control to express himself how he deems necessary. He named his latest project FINALLY!  as an ode to feeling like he has creative control, and the agency to pursue his craft.

"I’m signed to the best label in the world, I have full creative control, and I have a platform now," he told Billboard. "Whatever vision I have, I can do it. That’s the best feeling. When I say 'finally,' that’s what I mean. To be an artist, not a lot of artists feel the way I feel. They feel controlled or manipulated by people telling them what to do all the time. With me, I feel like I’m in the perfect space and it’s an unbelievable feeling."

Watch the video for "EXPLOSION" below.

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Premiere: Paxquiao Showcases Lavish Lifestyle On "Neva Fallin" Featuring YFN Lucci

Newcomer Paxquiao is celebrating the candy coated luxurious trappings of being a rapper. There are numerous beautiful women around, money, cars and a bevy of other material things that come with having status and newfound wealth. In the video for his latest single “Neva Fallin,” he pays homage to his lavish lifestyle. YFN Lucci accompanies him  to drop fire verses at light bolting speed as puffs of marijuana clouds encircle their lyrical message.

In addition to this video, Paxquiao also dropped an album titled Dodgin The Raindrops, which is now available on multiple digital platforms.

 

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The 25 year-old rapper was born in Macon, Georgia but was raised in Clayton County to a single mother. Amid his many struggles growing up, he was able to transcend them and lend his musical talents on wax. Sadly, this isn’t the reality for most growing up under the same circumstances; Lucci echoes these sentiments.

“Even though I’m in the rap world, I still go home. All of my friends aren’t rich, so I know how they feel,” he told VIBE last year. “I went through it 23 years of my life, so I got a lot to talk about. But sometimes you get in there it may take a while because you don’t know how you want to come. You don’t want everything to sound the same. But other than that, it’s always something to talk about.”

Watch the video for "Neva Fallin" below.

 

 

 

 

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