AD Feat. YG "Thug" Video
AD Feat. YG
In May, Compton's AD enlisted Bompton's YG for a ruthless street single, "Thug," produced by Sorry Jaynari of the League of Starz. A month later, the song would land on AD and Jaynari's joint tape, By the Way, which arrived before YG's Still Brazy, on which AD also appeared -- on the track "Don't Come to LA." Both projects are situated within Compton, a town that's producing some of the country's most compelling gangsta rap.
DJ Khaled & Naomi Campbell Cruise To "For Free" In New Apple Music Commercial
Apple Music is slowly -- well actually pretty damn quickly -- taking over the hip-hop game. Yesterday, DJ Khaled and Drake, two noted partners with the company, released their new collab single: "For Free." Drake returned to the Beats 1 airwaves tonight to share three new exclusives via OVO Sound Radio -- but back to "For Free," which, a day upon its release, is already featured in the latest Apple Music commerical.
AD & Sorry Jaynari Feat. RJ, G Perico "Strapped" Video
AD & Sorry Jaynari Feat. RJ & G Perico
To promote their upcoming collaborative project By The Way, which drops on June 10, AD & Sorry Jaynari decide to come through today and share a new video in its support for the RJ & G Perico-featured cut “Strapped.” Watch as the West Coast artists takeover the neighborhood and mob hard in the streets in this James Mackel-directed clip above. Check it out.
Lil Wayne Enters Virtual Reality With Wesley Snipes In More Samsung Ads
Earlier today, Samsung released a new commercial for the Galaxy S7 featuring Lil Wayne dousing the smartphone in expensive champagne. It turns out the company has also snagged Wayne for two more ads specifically for the S7's virtual reality capacities. Both ads also feature Wesley Snipes.
AD "Juice" Video
If you live in Los Angeles, you may have noticed a catchy banger by the name of "Juice" getting some major play on the radio and in the clubs. Rapped by AD and produced by League of Starz, "Juice" now gets the visual treatment. Directed by JD Films x Echosworld, the video has AD helming his squad of homies as they mob around Compton. League of Starz and AD both brought their A game on this cut, and with this entertaining video it's hard not to believe that AD really does have the juice. Look out for a cameo from DUBB.
Tinashe Covers "Express Yourself" For New Ralph Lauren Campaign
Tinashe has been tapped as a new rep for Ralph Lauren, and she's announcing the big news through a cover of Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band's oft-sampled hit, "Express Yourself". The brand decided to put her opposite mini-Bieber turned mini-Mayer(?), Cody Simpson, who doesn't rock a cowboy hat quite as well as Future Hendrix, who we recommend for the next Tinashe duet.
Problem Feat. AD "This Is My Life" Video
Problem Feat. AD
After releasing Side A of Mollywood 3: The Relapse on Tuesday, Problem drops the video for "This Is My Life" feat. AD off Side B, which is due out later today.
Rihanna Stars In Dior "Secret Garden IV" Short Film
Rihanna is the first woman of color to be the face of Dior, and her groundbreaking campaign for the designer has been gradually unveiled over the last month. On top of the print ads, we were promised a short film starring the R8 singer, and today it's finally arrived. As the screencaps suggested, "Secret Garden IV" finds RiRi running around the Palace Of Versailles in some dope outfits, and that's enough to have us watching for four minutes.
AD "Blue" Video
Last month, Compton's own AD dropped off his Blue:89 tape, chock full of fourteen tracks, and it garnered 93% user acclaim. Today, he's sharing a video for its opening cut, "Blue."
Slim 400 Feat. Kidoe, AD & Budda Ru "Ain't Got Shit" Video
Slim 400 Feat. Kidoe, AD & and Budda Ru
Slim 400, and up-and-coming rapper from YG, DJ Mustard, and Ty Dolla $ign's label, Pushaz Ink, dropped off his debut mixtape, Keepin It 400, last summer, and in the months following has been gradually liberating track's from the project in video form.
Snoop Dogg Stars In EAT24 Super Bowl Commercial
The Super Bowl is right around the corner, and with it, we'll get plenty of new commercials. We've already seen one starring Kim Kardashian for T-Mobile where she pokes fun at herself, and the latest Super Bowl commercial to arrive is from food app EAT24, starring Snoop Dogg. Snoop Dogg has been featured in his fair share of commercials, and for this one, he narrates and describes feeling "hangry." The solution to feeling hangry? Looking up EAT24. Now you know. Peep the commercial in above. The Super Bowl goes down this Sunday, as you most likely know.
Pharrell & Rita Ora Share What It Means To Be A Superstar In Adidas Ad
Pharell and Rita Ora are superstars, according to Adidas. The two musicians were picked to be the face of the brands new "Superstar" campaign, along with the NBA's Damian Lillard, and Soccer star David Beckham. The new ad finds the four icons sharing a few descriptors of the more surface-level definitions of superstardom, before closing the ad with a twist.
Beats By Dre "#SoloSelfie" Commercial Part 2
Beats By Dre continue to support their new Solo headphones with their #SoloSelfie hashtag movement. After first dropping off a commercial for it that featured 2 Chainz, Fabolous, Big Sean and more, we get a second instalment today with a few other familiar faces (and some that appeared in the first ad).
Nicki Minaj "#SoloSelfie" Beats By Dre Commercial
Nicki Minaj has worked with Beats By Dre on her own line of headphones and "Pill" speakers, and today she stars in a new ad for the company in which she performs what the company calls the "#SoloSelfie".The purpose of the #SoloSelfie is to show off your headphones, while giving a view of what's going on around you. Obviously, the ad makes this seem a lot more exciting than it is, but we'll just have to wait and see if the brand will actually encourage people to start doing this.Nicki Minaj's new album, The Pinkprint is available now.
AD Feat. Dave East & Icewear Vezzo "Around This Way" Video
AD Feat. Dave East & Icewear Vezzo
Back in July, Cali native AD dropped his Adrian Swish-hosted tape entitled ComptonFornia 2, and featured on there was "Around This Way," atrack that also featured Dave East and Icewear Vezzo. Today, it's gotten a video.
AD Feat. Paul Wall "Wide Open" Video
AD Feat. Paul Wall
AD gave us his long-awaited Comptonfornia 2 mixtape earlier this summer, and he's now delivered the second visual from the project, which features a guest spot from seasoned Houston rapper Paul Wall.The video finds AD hitting the club, and trading rhymes with Wall in the backseat of the whip.
AD Feat. RJ "Really Out Here" Video
AD Feat. RJ (OMMIO)
Compton rapper AD has been busy these last few months, dropping off his W.A.M.H.U mixtape in March and following it up with Comptonfornia 2 in July. He takes a break from the song and mixtape releases today to deliver fans a new music video for his collaboration with RJ of Pushaz Ink. The DJ Official-produced song gets a visual treatment courtesy of director Casey McPerry. AD and RJ hit abandoned train tracks to shoot the video.
Dr. Dre Appears In Total Slaughter Ad
Total Slaughter, the Shady Records-hosted battle rap event you've all been waiting for is now underway, and Dr. Dre has a few words on what to expect from the show.Hyping up the battle in a new clip, Dre gives us an aggressive preview of the lyrical onslaught we're about to witness, strangely reminiscent of a WWE wrestling commercial.
Drake Appears In 2014 Espys Ad
Drake has mentioned countless times that Jamie Foxx is a hero of his, both as an actor and a musician. While Drizzy has gone down both those paths, he will now follow Foxx down yet another lane-- hosting the Espy awards. A new ad finds Drake hyping up the 2014 awards show, with a jacket and chain combo fit for the occasion. Otherwise his appearance is pretty short-lived, with the ad focusing more on footage of the year in sports. After his hosting gig on SNL, it's clear Drake has what it takes to do live TV. Tune in July 8th to see how he does at the award show.
AD "From The Block " Video
AD continues to keep the content moving. Today, the Compton rapper delivers the official music video for his cut “From The Block”, which saw life on his latest mixtape W.A.M.H.U. Taking the video shoot to the streets, AD stunts for the camera and celebrates being a young fly nigga from the block in this SolidVisions-directed video. Check it out above, and let us know what ya think!