“Scream & Shout” — Britney Spears & will.i.am
Seems like Britney Spears has been hanging out a bit too much with X-Factor exec Simon Cowell, because she’s rocking a pretty heavy British accent on will.i.am’s new track “Scream & Shout.” Off will.i.am’s upcoming album #willpower, the pop princess and hip-hop genius make magic together. The track is perfectly produced with will.i.am’s futuristic touch, and Brit’s famous line “It’s Britney, bitch” makes a comeback all the way from 2007s “Gimme More.” Although the collab sounds like a match made in heaven, I would have liked to hear Brit singing a little more. Oh well, it’s still going to make you dance your pants off. #Willpower hits stores early next year.
“No Worries” — Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne pays homage to Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in his new video for “No Worries,” which sees him replaying the famous drive through the desert and Vegas shenanigans from the film. Wayne plays the gonzo journalist with the infamous sunglasses and cigarette holder, his long-haired pal rides shot gun, and the two spend the rest of the video roaming through a casino high on ether. Enjoy!
“Freedom” — Nicki Minaj
We featured Nicki Minaj’s new track “Freedom” on Musical Prozac a few weeks ago, and now it’s time for the video. Off her brand new album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded — The Re-up (say that five times fast), the video really showcases the hip hop diva Minaj has become. There isn’t much of a plot line, but it doesn’t really matter when you can stare at 5 minutes worth of Nicki Minaj in couture dresses being her beautiful self. Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded — The Re-Up is out now.
“Too Many Faces” — Cherri Bomb
The girls of Cherri Bomb are a sassy bunch for being so young. While they’re all younger than 18, each of them tear up their instruments like they were born to play them. Managed by ex Hole drummer Samantha Maloney, it’s easy to see where the girls get their garage/rock influence from. In the video for “Too Many Faces,” the ladies have clearly been taking lessons from Tyra Banks as they ‘ugly/pretty’ sneer and snarl at the camera and throw some serious hair flips. Cherri Bomb’s debut album This is the End of Control is out now.
“Figure 8” — Ellie Goulding
Ellie Goulding is just a bundle of emotions in her latest album Halycon. In the video for her latest single “Figure 8,” Goulding sings about the chaos of a breakup and holding on to what you once had. With red sheets smothering her, levitating in her bed, and some ghostly imagery, the video is pretty creepy but symbolizes the anguish of a terrible breakup. Considering the indie darling and her EDM boyfriend Skrillex just broke up, the video may be Goulding’s way of releasing her feelings.