Elijah Blake Pays Homage to ’80s Era in ‘Technicolor’ Video

Elijah Blakes revisits the ’80s in the video for his latest single “Technicolor.”

In the Sean Alexander-directed clip, Blake pays homage to iconic videos including Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation,” Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel,” Prince’s “When Doves Cry” and New Edition’s “If It Isn’t Love.”

The video was choreographed by Chris Grant, who has worked with Beyoncé, and also features a cameo from Jordin Sparks.

“It was so important for me to pay homage to these icons in this day and age because first and foremost, even though I’m a ’90s baby, these videos and legends are who inspired me to even want to do music,” Blake told Billboard.

He added, “Secondly, the art of dance being a major component in videos is almost like a lost art sadly. I don’t know if it’s because everyone is too cool to dance or if it’s just too expensive, but I really wanted to tap into that magic and reintroduce it to my generation and this culture.”

“Technicolor” is lifted from Blake’s sophomore album, Audiology, which is out now.

Watch Elijah Blake’s video for “Technicolor” below.

https://youtu.be/EioMiLeLh04

Keithan is the founder/editor-in-chief of Rated R&B

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Chris Brown Releases Video for ‘To My Bed’

Chris Brown shows off his fresh new dance moves in the music video for “To My Bed,” off his album Heartbreak on a Full Moon.

The futuristic video begins with a woman, dressed in white sexy attire, unleashing Brown from captivity. Once free, the energetic entertainer and a couple of female dancers flaunt their flawless choreography. The desirable ladies also display their flexibility while Brown sings the knockin’ boots jam.

This weekend, Brown is expected to perform at the 2018 BET Experience. He recently kicked off his Heartbreak on a Full Moon Tour with special guests 6LACK, Rich the Kid and H.E.R.  Last month, Brown joined the latter newbie on the remix for her hit single “Focus.”

Watch Chris Brown’s “To  My Bed” video below.

Eric Bellinger and Ne-Yo Sport Spandex in ‘Dirty Dancin’ Video

Let’s get physical.

Eric Bellinger and Ne-Yo burn a few calories teaching “Dirty Dancin'” in their humorous new video.

In the Arrad-directed clip, Bellinger fills in as a dance instructor after meeting a sexy student downstairs who was about to leave the canceled class. The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter suits up in fitting attire — tight sports leggings and matching head band — and starts off class alone until Ne-Yo joins him for the workout fun.

“I remember sending the song over to Ne-Yo and just remember hoping he’d jump on it,” Bellinger said about enlisting Ne-Yo for the record. “One night he hit me and told me to come by the lab but didn’t say for what. When I walked in he said, ‘Surprise.’ He pressed play and he had recorded his verse for ‘Dirty Dancing,’ I couldn’t believe it!”

“Dirty Dancin'” is lifted from Bellinger’s latest album, Eazy Call, which dropped in April. Last month, he released an calming EP titled Mediation to bring awareness to National Mediation Day.

Watch Eric Bellinger’s “Dirty Dancin'” video below.

R&B Group Next Shares ‘Want It’ Video

Legendary R&B trio Next has released a video for their steamy new single “Want It.”

Directed by Leo Marshall, the video shows the each group member receiving explicit messages from their woman early in the morning. Instead of ignoring the texts, and going to sleep, the crooners find their way to their lover’s bedroom for some adult action.

“Want It” will appear on Next’s comeback album, Next Rated, which is similar to the name of their multi-platinum selling debut album, Rated Next. The LP will mark the group’s first joint album since 2002’s The Next Episode.

Watch Next’s “Want It” video.

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