Melt in Your Ears: *New Video* The Dream feat. T.I – Make Up Bag + LoveKing trackListing

Earlier this week, TheDream dropped his video for his second official single, MakeUp Bag featuring Rapper T.I. Def Jam decided to go with Make Up Bag instead of F.I.L.A also featuring T.I that we featured not too long ago. I am still on the fence about this song and video that features T.I, and actor Jason Weaver and model Selita Ebanks. Little X directed the video which tries to add some class and a storyline to the song. Upon the first few listens, I cannot see what the Label sees in this record. The lyrics sound clunky with the beat and although T.I’s rhymes fit the song well, I’m not seeing the big ‘Single’ potential. But this could be similar to Dream’s I Love Your Girl record, which I did not like at first, but grew on me immensely. You be the judge!

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The Dream recently announced that this will definitely be his last album and he will no longer be making music as a solo artist. This is something we have heard before. I think Dream is getting a lot of negativity this time around and it’s getting to him. I must say, I haven’t heard much from this project that has blown me away, but I know I expect a lot more from the album itself. Below is the official tracklist for LoveKing.

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ChokLit Fresh – *New Video* Diddy, Dirty Money, Rick Ross & T.I in the Morning…

Diddy goes hard once again. If you follow Diddy on Twitter, you will notice the barrage of promotions and braggadocio he releases for every project he is working on. This works well for Kaleena and Dawn, his co-stars in the Dirty Money movie. I’ve been hearing about Hello, Good Morning for a looonnggg time, but it kept slipping my mind to post on it. I can’t deny the video for the Remix, directed by Hype Williams. Adding T.I and Rick Ross to the mix (each delivering some sick flows) only adds to the appeal of this song. Diddy is definitely doing something different here as he pairs pulsing club beats with street credible (I use this term loosely) Rapper flows. Hello, Good Morning may make your favourite neighborhood thug or trapstar wanna nod his head a little harder.

Just when I started to question what Hype was doing with the simplistic visuals, he kicks it up a notch or two near the end of the video for a grand finale that makes you want to believe in Bad Boy once again! Diddy and crew shut down 106 & Park down today to premiere the video (twice) and the kids were feelin it…

Dirty Money’s Last Train to Paris will finally hit stores June 29th!

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Sweet Tooth: *New Video* Alicia Keys – Unthinkable

I was wondering maybe
Could I make you my baby
If we do the unthinkable would it make us so crazy
Or would it be so beautiful either way I’m saying
If you ask me I’m ready…

Alicia Keys finally makes good use of her immaculate album, Element of Freedom, with the video for Unthinkable. Directed by Jake Nava, it follows the story of a couple doomed to love and the courage it takes to overcome the fear and/or stigma. The story floats between different time eras seamlessly, adding to the allure of the video. Chad Michael Murray from CW’s One Tree Hill (I know my girl BSB is a fan!) plays Alicia’s love interest.

Ok, I LOVE the video! Alicia looks classic and sexy and the storyline really tugs at the heartstrings. The scene in the convenience store is the cutest! Soooo my ethnic ladies, does this video entice you to try and date outside your race, finally? Or is it just a cute video?

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Still in the W(Rapper): *New Video* Drake – Find Your Love

Drake released the video for his next single, produced by Kanye West, Find Your Love. Anthony Mandler directed the clip in Jamaica with Video model Maliah Michel and Dancehall star Movado. My first thought of the video was that Drake seemed a bit out of place with the gritty background and badman theme, but I do like that he didn’ t try to act like something he  wasn’t. Movado was a scene-stealer and is extra sinister-looking in the video. I think the video enhances the feelings behind the song for me, and I’m definitely feeling the abrupt ending.

This is a good look for Drake! Oh the power of the P.U.S.S.Y…

Check it out…

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ChokLit Fresh: Lil Jon’s Crunk Still Ain’t Dead, Back with Ms Chocolate video

pic via RapUp.com

Lil Jon decided to recruit R.Kelly and Mario for an ode to the Dark-skinned chocolate ladies out there, called Ms Chocolate. Drumma Boy produced the track that will be the first official single from Lil Jon’s upcoming Crunk Rock album. Yep, Crunk Rock. The same album that was supposed to be released, what, a good 5 years ago? Remember 2006’s Snap Your Fingers? That was supposed to be Crunk Rock‘s lead single. After massive pushbacks due to TVT Records folding, Lil Jon signed with Universal Republic in 2008 and began working on the album again, with a new ‘worldly’ focus.

Now back to Ms Chocolate. Lil Jon, R.Kelly & Mario sing about how they got love for the Choklit sistas, do we buy it? Do we even care? I actually really like the production and the song is dope! The video is also decent, nice to see R.Kelly still making some appearances. Mario…something makes me want to blurt out LIES when he sings about his preference in women, but I’ll be nice.

What do you guys think of the song and video? Take a look at Crunk Rock’s tracklisting below. The album will be released June 8th.

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Guilty Pleasure: *New Video* Beyonce – Why Don’t You Love Me?

Beyonce decided to make yet another video from her hit album, I Am…Sasha Fierce, the bonus track, Why Don’t You Love Me. Why now? Why not? The song was co-penned by her sister, Solange and produced by The Bamaz.  Melina (Ashanti’s Good Good, Rihanna’s Rude Boy) directed the clip. The song is mediocre, but I think the video is super cute and Beyonce looks beatuiful! I see she is really feeling that Betty Page wig that she rocked in the Telephone video 😛

Check out the video below…did you like it?

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Sweet Tooth: *New Video* Sade – BabyFather

Sade recently released a video for their second single from their Gold-selling Soldier of Love album, called BabyFather. In the video, Sade plays a sexy homemaker  baking and cleaning as she sings along to her radio and watches the young children playing outside. The song is beautiful, with a Jamaican/Reggae tinge to it. The lyrics speak of a love that grows and eventually leads to a child, then describes the love the father will have for this child. Sade sings,

For you child
For you he’s the best he can be
For you child
For you he’s the best he can be
Oh child don’t you know
Your daddy love come with a life time guarantee
Your daddy knows you’re a flame

The video also features bright colors and has a retro feel to it. Sade looks stunning as usual! Enjoy the video below.

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Published in: on May 4, 2010 at 3:32 am  Comments (2)  
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Hot ChokLit! Christina Aguilera’s Not Myself Tonight Video…

Ok….so I’m a fan of Christina Aguilera’s. Her voice is a true gift and she definitely has immense talent as a performer and Singer. In addition to being an Artist, Christina is an attention whore junkie and is keen to pushing the envelope further and further. With each project, she has continued to make it her duty to wear less clothes, gyrate harder, grope herself tigher (lol). Granted, she isn’t the first, last or only Artist to use sex to sell, God forbid! Christina’s last project was a bit of a departure from her Dirty girl image and she cleaned it up for a classier image and look. 2006’s Back to Basics was a welcome change, but it didn’t push as many albums as Stripped – her hardcore, highly sexualixed album & image, did.

Fast forward to 2010, after a Best Of compilation album released in 2008, Aguilera gears up for her fourth solo album, Bionic to be released this June. Not Myself Tonight is the first single, which finds Aguilera abandoning her clothes inhibitions and feeling extra frisky during a night of seduction. The video is directed by Hype Williams with a budget that allows for over 10 background dancers and a scene with shirtless men dancing in the rain.

Christina reminds me of Madonna in her Human Nature video as she writhes around in black latex and ice blonde hair. The song is ok, I was going to post it a while back but was not inspired to. The video is definitely entertaining and gets a little out of control near the end (after the product placement for her new perfume) where Christina and a male model rape each other. She is not a shy girl!

Do you guys like the video?

Sidenote: I will NOT get into the Lady Gaga vs. Xtina debate. The Gaga Stans are patrolling the Internet looking to pick fights and I just don’t care enough. Gaga can come talk to Christina when she’s 4 albums deep #justsayin

Sweet Tooth: *New Video* K.Michelle – Fallin’

K Michelle clowns it up with co-star Kerry Rhodes. Pic courtesy of MissXpose.com

Here is the video for Fallin’, that I told ya’ll about last week. The video definitely makes me like the song more; I’m feeling the slow motion effects that enhance the dramatics of the song. K. Michelle is giving me a lil’ bit of Keyshia Cole in this video, which may work well for the Memphis Native. The video premiered on 106 & Park today. It was directed by Armen and if you are interested, K.Michelle’s makeup was done by Makeup Artist Dedivanovic who explains how he created Michelle’s look here.

K. Michelle’s object of desire in the video is football player Kerry Rhodes, but in real life, she stands by her Pied Piper…

Check the video below and let me know your thoughts!

Published in: on April 29, 2010 at 8:30 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Hot ChokLit! *New Video* Ciara & Ludacris Ride Out

Ciara’s new video for Ride leaked today. This video is a lot more minimal than I thought, with just Ciara, Ludacris, a Bull and that body! Director Diane Martel captures just the right energy for the song. Ciara’s dancing is naturally raw and on point. Now other female (and male) artists who wish to dance in their videos may commence taking notes on committing. I’m loving the video and am happy to see the ATL Ciara back. I won’t compare her to the Goodies Ciara because the 2010 model is definitely a lot more…experienced (if you are wondering what I mean, peep the booty pop @ 3:57).

One lone thought: on her last project, Ciara went heavy on the sex appeal, and since it didn’t sell many records, it made her look a little desperate. I wonder if she will continue on that bandwagon or tone it down a bit this time. This video is very sexy but I think it goes well with the song. Thoughts? Peep the video below.

Published in: on April 21, 2010 at 4:17 pm  Comments (2)  
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