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Watch: Scott Storch & Vevo premiere ‘Still Storch’ documentary

Today, Vevo has exclusively released, ‘Still Storch,’ an original film about legendary music producer Scott Storch. From his early beginnings as a member of The Roots band to producing worldwide hits for Beyoncé, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Chris Brown and many others. This no-holes barred mini-doc delves into Scott’s world, to tell his harrowing story of addiction and fame in his own words. Both of which led him to burn through a $100 million+ fortune, and hit ‘rock-bottom’, however his unrelenting genius-like talent and hunger to prove his critics wrong has only fueled his passion for creating.

“People have their bottoms – I shot through the bottom and I went like a hundred thousand leaps beyond the sea bottom… I don’t know many people who could survive emotionally, mentally through what I went through.” – Scott Storch

Now, Scott is back making headlines; having never left the studio, he is ready for a come-back, working with some of the most exciting names in music.

The documentary was commissioned by Vevo, directed by Rollo Jackson, from SomeSuch Productions, with executive producers Joseph Patel and Justin Prager.

‘The hunger is taking back my throne.”
– Scott Storch.

JP Evangelista, Head of Content & Programming: “Vevo is always looking for opportunities to creatively tell stories through video, and to be able to work with someone as infamous and legendary as Scott on this mini-doc meant we could bring his story to a global platform.”

Rollo Jackson, Director said: “Talent and celebrity are easily confused nowadays; part of this film is about the toxic allure of fame and what it can do to you. But really this is a portrait of a man with a stoic talent for the piano. Someone who is far more eloquent, humorous and thoughtful than people tend to think. And most importantly someone who has an ear for a hit that very few people possess. “

Joseph Patel, Executive Producer said: “Scott’s story is incredibly compelling. Ultimately, with this film, we wanted to focus on the natural, inherent talent he has and has always had. A life and career with dramatic highs and lows – and through it all, talent never dies. I’m really happy he allowed us to tell his story.”

Justin Prager, Executive Producer and Director of Music & Talent said, “Scott is a music production legend. His tracks have reached billions of music fans all over the world, and now through this documentary, they will get to hear his compelling story.”

Take a look at the documentary below:

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New Video: Aminé – “Red Mercedes”

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Republic Records artist Aminé releases his much-anticipated video for his latest single, ‘Red Mercedes’ on Vevo. After recently dropping an official teaser for the visual it is now finally here for your enjoyment.

It was also announced this week that Aminé will be joining El Paso singer/songwriter, Khalid, as a 2017 Vevo LIFT artists– an artist development program that identifies and elevates emerging musicians into household names.

Written and directed by music maestro himself, the music video features Leon Bridges, Kari Faux, as well as Aminé’s buddies Yosief and Jon, who starred in the infamous “Caroline” music video. However, fans will find themselves in a guessing game as every character, including Aminé himself, are fully incognito. Each person underwent more than 5 hours of makeup to disguise their identity.

Dressed as three preppy customers looking to purchase their own car, the video displays the hint of role reversals [Black vs. White], cultural appropriation; displaying how some are treated in an establishment based on the color of their skin. But now, the tables are turned and the African-American sales clerk is being accused of being racist.

Customers: “She sounding a little racist!”

Clerk: “Racist?! I’ll have you to know I DON’T SEE COLOR!”

Customers: “We gon’ have to call Reggie Jackson at the NWACP on her. 

Sidenote: NWACP in the clip stands for National White Association for Care & Pleasure.

Not to mention, the “Inclusive Restroom” in the beginning of the visual which caught our eye immediately.

We have to admit, this is the most WOKE video yet!

Check out the full video above.

Twitter: @heyamine

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Watch: Aminé Partners with Vevo for “Red Mercedes” Teaser Video, Aminé Named 2nd ‘Vevo LIFT’ Artist of 2017

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Today, Vevo, the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, announced that Aminé will be joining El Paso singer/songwriter, Khalid, as one of 2017’s Vevo LIFT artists– an artist development program that identifies and elevates emerging musicians into household names. The announcement coincides with the release of a new exclusive video teaser Aminé filmed in partnership with Vevo, and featuring Leon Bridges, to get fans excited for his “Red Mercedes” music video available to view Friday, April 7th.

‘LIFT’ is a six-week concentrated campaign in which Vevo gives fans a first-hand look into each artist’s journey – from intimate performances, video premieres, to behind-the-scenes content. As the second artist to participate in this year’s program, Aminé and Vevo will release a series of exciting footage throughout April and May including “Becoming,” a short film which allows artists to tell their story in a unique way. Vevo will also release original programming titled “Stripped,” which will feature an intimate performance by Aminé.

Previous ‘LIFT’ artists include Halsey, Shawn Mendes, Tori Kelly, Alessia Cara, Sam Smith, Lorde, Kendrick Lamar, One Direction and more.

Peep the teaser video clip above.

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DJ Drewski Added to Cast of VH1’s Love & Hip Hop NY, Named HipHop Ambassador of VEVO

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Hot 97‘s Dreski (and girlfriend Sky Landish) have just been added to the new cast of VH1‘s Love & HipHop NY. The versitile DJ will give fans a peek at what his life is like while off air. The audience will also get to meet his new girfriend Sky Landish.

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“Usually I try to keep my personal life just that – personal – but its time to share my happiness with the world.” –Drewski.

In case you missed the super trailer to ‘LHHNY’ Season 7, we have it right for you below:

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Also, Drewski lands a new gig as the Hip-Hop Ambassador of VEVO! Major KEY!

VEVO, the leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, has named DJ Drewski its new Hip-Hop Ambassador. Drewski is currently a DJ on NYC’s Hot 97.

Through this new collaboration with VEVO, the talented DJ will interview popular artists and influencers in the industry about music, news, and hip-hop culture. He will also be responsible for finding and developing talent. New video segments including #DearDrewski will feature interviews with popular recording artists as fans ask questions live via Facebook. Other segments will focus on finding and breaking new talent in shows titled Drewski DSCVRs and The Test.

Drewski not only loves the fact he can connect artists with their fans, but can now showcase new talent on another major platform.

“Im humbled and excited to bring new energy to the brand.” -DJ Drewski.

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Congrats to our Fly Guy DJ Drewski!

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Entertainment Videos

Watch: T.I. Talks Mass Incarceration On Vevo’s ‘Why I Vote’ Series

On the latest installment of Vevo‘s Why I Vote series, T.I. sits down to discuss the effects of mass incarceration as a result of the war on drugs, and how the mandatory minimum sentences for offenses pertaining to crack cocaine personally affected him.

The Atlanta native elaborates further, breaking down how the tremendous growth in the prison population has allowed and continues to allow corporations to profit from inmate labor.

Fed up with the inequality and injustice in this country, TIP will visit the polls on November 8 to do his part to continue bringing about change in this country.

Watch T.I. break it down above and make sure you head to the polls to cast your vote on November 8. We do not want a Brexit on our hands so make the sound and moral choice…ahem…HILLARY.

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Watch: Vic Mensa Reflects On The Reasons He Votes In VEVO’s ‘Why I Vote’ Campaign

Vic Mensa is the first artist to discuss the 2016 Presidential Election and encourage young people to vote as part of Vevo‘s Why I Vote campaign.

In the clip, the Chicago native reflects on his upbringing in city’s South Side neighborhood and his parent’s influence on shaping his interest in taking part in the democratic process. Vic then goes on to speak about being a part of the Chicago protests following the execution of Laquan McDonald by law enforcement.

The 22-year-old went on to use his voice again by voting for Kim Foxx in the Democratic Primary for State Attorney, who ultimately ousted Anita Alvarez, a two term prosecutor that was widely criticized for her handling of McDonald’s death.

Mensa is joined by T.I., Kesha, and Matt from the American Authors. Watch Vic answer the crucial question ‘Why I Vote?‘ above.

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[New Video] COLDPLAY – “Paradise” (LIVE)

Today VEVO gives Coldplay’s live video for “Paradise” its world premiere. The clip is from the upcoming Coldplay Live 2012, which will be released worldwide on Monday, November 19 on CD/DVD, Blu-ray/CD and digitally. Peep the video below…

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[Video] Fabolous – VEVO Go Shows: Y’all Don’t Hear Me Tho

Fabolous takes his talents to the Brooklyn Bridge, an iconic setting in this VEVO Go Show performance of “Y’all Don’t Hear Me Tho.”

If you’ve never walked the BK Bridge, please do so. It’s the most amazing feeling ever.

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New Video: Kelis Live On VEVO Summer Sets

Watch Kelis perform 5 tracks from her new album Flesh Tone – Including her next single “Scream”.

Videos after the jump…