Category Archives: Video

Watch: Chaka Khan’s Official Video For Hello Happiness

Watch the chaos unfold in Chaka Khan’s official video for “Hello Happiness.” Messages about people over 50 cheating on their partners and the rise of H.I.V. in this group of people bookend the visual that has glimpses of Khan in a phone booth. Couples get caught being unfaithful, there is an undercover police operation and random people who bear witness to all the drama that takes place in a hotel parking lot. 

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Gary Clark Jr.: This Land Official Video

Gary Clark Jr.’s video for “This Land” addresses race in the country right now and he can be heard singing about living in Trump’s America. Images of young Black boys, a Confederate flag and Clark performing in the house are assembled to show the tension he has experienced simply because of his color and gender. “This Land” is from Clark’s new album which has the same title. 

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Chicago Producers Tensei Premiere Video For Liquid Tongues Feat. A. Billi Free

Chicago producers Tensei (Midas Well and Chris Kramer) have completed their new album Constellate. The seven songs reflect some of their longstanding inspirations including R&B, hip-hop and pop. Today they shared the video for “Liquid Tongues” featuring singer A. Billi Free. The harp-touched song is represented in a moving collage of images that makes Free look like a living portrait. The calmness of “Liquid Tongues” feels as if it belongs in a spiritual retreat or music for a road trip in a car. Liv Warfield, Jimetta Rose and drummer Makaya McCraven are a few of Tensei’s collaborators on Constellate which sees its official release on January 21st.  

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Roy Hargrove’s Music & Life Celebrated

Trumpeter Roy Hargrove passed last November at 49 of cardiac arrest leaving behind a remarkable musical legacy that started with jazz standards and eventually went into the realm of neo-soul.  On Tuesday night, in New York,  peers, friends, fans and over 200 musicians paid tribute to him with five hours of his music. Wynton Marsalis, who met Hargrove when he was 16, led the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra during their walked through performance of “Just A Closer Walk With Thee” which is usually played at New Orleans’ jazz funerals. Christian McBride, who was a friend and colleague to Hargrove hosted the night. The Roy Hargrove Big Band and his RH Factor band were among the performers. Norah Jones, Common, Karriem Riggins, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jon Batiste and Stephanie McKay graced the stage for the tribute. Hargrove’s spirit and impact on music was felt in the building alongside feelings of grief for his passing and celebration for his life’s work. 

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Watch: Noname Perform Ace On The Tonight Show With Smino And Saba

Noname made her Tonight Show debut with a performance of “Ace” accompanied by Smino and Saba. Noname is currently on the road for her sold-out tour to support Room 25

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