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Jay-Z "Family Feud" (Ava DuVernay, dir.)

Celebrated film director Ava DuVernay (Selma, A Wrinkle In Time) takes us into the near future where America has been rebooted into greatness thanks to the foresight of some wise and strong founding Mothers.

Featured in the video alongside Jay-Z, Beyonce and their daughter Blue, is a star-studded cast including Thandie Newton, Jessica Chastain, America Ferrera, Mindy Kaling, Michael B Jordan, David Oyelowo, Brie Larson, Rosario Dawson, Rashida Jones and more.

Eminem "Walk On Water" (Rich Lee, dir.)

If a room full of rappers banged away randomly at typewriters for an infinite amount of time, would they write something as good as Eminem's "Stan"? Probably not, but this videos let's us into Em's creative process, as we see him metaphorically deal with with living up to his stature and navigating the sometimes icy waters of inspiration.

Beyonce "Formation" Wins Best Music Video Grammy

All hail Queen Bey, who took home an early (pre-telecast) win for Best Music Video:

  • Beyoncé "Formation" — Melina Matsoukas, video director | Candice Dragonas, Juliette Larthe, Nathan Scherrer & Inga Veronique, video producer | Label: Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records

And for all you Longform fans, director Ron Howard's The Beatles: Eight Days A Week The Touring Years won for Best Music Film.

Deep Diving on the Grammy Video Noms

On Tuesday, the nominees for the 59th Grammy Awards were announced and have already inspired a flurry of conversation about competition within the categories. Will Adele or Beyoncé reign supreme for Album of the Year? Or will be somebody else sneak in and pull off an upset. One category that isn't scrutinized quite like Album of the Year or Song of the Year but regularly brings out strong competition, is the Grammy Award for Best Music Video.

By Will Kay on December 8, 2016 @ 1:01pm PST

Beyonce "Lemonade" Visual Album

Beyonce goes very big with Lemonade, a visual album that mixes the personal with the universal with the political in a nearly hourlong special consisting of poetry, music and visuals.

In terms of the visual, the biggest stamp seems to come from director Khalil Joseph, but the longform also has set-pieces (aka: songs) directed by Jonas Akerlund,, Melina Matsoukas, Jonas Akerlund, Mark Romanek, Todd Tourso and Dikayl Rimmasch.

2015 BET Award Nominations

BET Award nominations are out and, yes, of course Hype Williams is in the running for Best Director (as he should be, even if just out of respect).

The video categories break down like this:

Video Of The Year

Video Director Of The Year

Visit BET.com for the full slate of nominees! And tune in June 28 at 8pm ET for the telecast.

Beyonce "7/11"

Beyonce's suprise game is mad TIGHT. "7/11" comes tumbling down like a perfect crap roll — see what I did there? — and seeming like an off-the-cuff homemovie except that it's a) really good and b) hits almost every hip bulletpoint you can think of: Twerking? Yep. Red cups? Sure, why not. Kale? Of course, it's the vegetable of the year (sorry, Cauliflower).

A Massive Star-Studded Trailer for Jay Z & Beyonce "Run" (Melina Matsoukas, dir.)

Holy crap. An all-star, action packed trailer for Jay Z and Beyonce first feature film coming... NEVER. So, breath a sigh of relief, since all involved surely know that this compilation of action flick cliches would be a clunker even by Hollywood crap standards.

That said: We get Beyonce at her hottest, Jay at his most badass and cast that would be the envy of any blockbuster: Sean Penn, Don Cheadle, Guillermo Diaz, Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal, Blake Lively, Rashida Jones and Kidada Jones

And if you want to see Jay and Bey' on the run together: Go get your tickets for their tour — which is what this trailer is really meant to promote.

The Aftermath: Beyonce Scores Huge Critical and Commercial Hit with Visual Album

Beyonce, Beyonce, Beyonce. Friday was all about the pop star thanks to the Kamikaze release of a visual album that broke all the rules: No set-up, no radio, no traditional press, no retail version (yet), no proper single or focus track, and a video for every song and then some.

How'd it do?

Numbers wise it looks like a smash: Billboard editor Bill Werde is reporting she's sold approx 600k units via the iTunes exclusive making for a #1 chart debut even though it only had three sale days in the charting window: