Gladius James Shares ‘Rich’ Video Featuring Wiz Khalifa

Emerging singer-songwriter Gladius James has dropped the visual for his new single “Rich” featuring rapper Wiz Khalifa.

Directed by Matt Barnes, the video finds James wondering around his apartment thinking about his love interest. Meanwhile, she is at home pouring her feelings into her journal and sketching. Khalifa keeps it cool as he recites his verse with a blunt in his hand.

“Making the song and video with Gladius was super tight cause the song is so fire,” Khalifa said in a press release.

James added, “It’s been almost two years since I wrote ‘Rich’ and at the time I didn’t write it for anyone specific. I honestly can’t explain where it came from. But as I’ve grown and I’m becoming a more refined individual, there’s part of me that believes I wrote it for myself. I’m speaking to my heart, I’m speaking to my feminine side, and I’m finding my inner value in the midst of feeling hopeless about myself.”

“Rich” is lifted from James’ forthcoming debut EP, Revelation, which will release this year on Island Records.

Watch Gladius James’ “Rich” video below.

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

DeCarlo Shares ‘Mind Up’ Video

Emerging singer DeCarlo has dropped a visual for his new single “Mind Up.”

The Josh Sikkema-directed visual opens with DeCarlo swallowing a white pill before he finds himself in deep thought and torn between multiple women he’s interested in. “I gotta make a move / I gotta make my mind up,” he sings.

“Mind Up” is the first offering from DeCarlo’s forthcoming EP, which is expected to drop later this year.

DeCarlo has been pursuing music since 2014. He has collaborated with rapper Romer Miller, rapper Ace B and model/rapper Don Benjamin.

Watch DeCarlo’s “Mind Up” video below.

Jessie J Celebrates Women in ‘Queen’ Video

Jessie J brings her empowering single “Queen” to life in her latest video. Directed by Marc Klasfeld, the simplistic video celebrates diversity, self-love and the natural beauty of women.

“This video is to celebrate ALL WOMEN,” Jessie J tweeted. “Women of all race, shape and size. I love being a woman. I love uplifting women. I love the power and beauty all women have. In a time where the world creates trends within beauty and tells us the ever changing definition of ‘perfect.'”

She continued, “THANK YOU to all the QUEENS in this video that helped me create a timeless piece of art that young girls can watch growing up and all women can watch all over the world and feel loved.”

“Queen” is lifted from Jessie J’s forthcoming album, R.O.S.E., which will be released in four parts. “The songs on R.O.S.E. are simply me singing my diary in a melody,” Jessie said. “I am so grateful and happy that anyone who has been waiting for this record in full will finally have it.”

R.O.S.E. stands for Realisations, Obsessions, Sex and Empowerment. The first installment will release on May 22, with the other three installments dropping on May 23-25.

Watch Jessie J’s “Queen” video below.

R.O.S.E. (Realisations)
1. Oh Lord (Interlude)
2. Think About That
3. Dopamine
4. Easy on Me

R.O.S.E. (Obsessions)
1. Real Deal
2. Petty
3. Not My Ex
4. Four Letter Word

R.O.S.E (Sex)
1. Queen
2. One Night Lover
3. Dangerous
4. Play

R.O.S.E (Empowerment)
1. Glory
2. Rose Challenge (Interlude)
3. Someone’s Lady
4. I Believe in Love

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Jessie Reyez Revisits Salem Witch Trials in ‘Body Count’ Video

Jessie Reyez makes a powerful statement in her “Body Count” video, which was directed by Peter Huang.

Speaking on the clip, Reyez said, “The video is inspired by the Salem witch trials; a bookmark in history for one of the many times women were persecuted. Sometimes for allegations of magic but often for low key sexual promiscuity or sexual selectiveness.”

She continued, “In short, you’re going to get judged anyway, so as long as you’re not hurting anyone and loving yourself, might as well do whatever you want. Whether that’s being celibate or being sexually free is your choice. Your body count is nobody’s business but your own.”

Reyez is scheduled to perform at the Bonnaroo Music Festival on June 9. She will hit other festivals this summer including BergenFest, Common Ground Festival and Lollapalooza. Reyez is will also join Halsey’s tour as a special guest on July 11.

Watch Jessie Reyez’ “Body Count” video below.

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