No Fourth of July holiday celebration is complete without gawking at a kick-ass fireworks display, checking out a good ‘ol fashioned parade or watching the latest blockbuster movie (hurry up with Independence Day 2 Roland Emmerich!) But there ain’t no party like a VidZone party, and there’s a ton of new videos from all corners of the musical spectrum this week to kick off the long weekend – Whether it’s the slick Pharrell-produced offering by Ed Sheeran, from his long-awaited new record or a nerd-fest to rival all in the hilarious new video from Mastodon which pays tribute to the epic world of Live Action Role Playing…
Read on for more info and to find out what else is new!
Artist Of The Week: Ed Sheeran
British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is back after an almost three year break since he stormed the charts with his debut record. And ‘Sing’ is the lead single from X which features its co-writer and producer, Pharrell Williams in the music video. Strip clubs, karaoke bars and a puppet? It’s got them all! Check it out now along with the excellent ‘I See Fire’ from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug soundtrack in his Artist Of The Week featured playlist.
There’s nothing mediocre about T.I. preparing to release his ninth record, Paperwork: The Motion Picture this year after being in the business for over a decade now. The established Georgia-born rapper has teamed up with rising Aussie star Iggy Azalea for new track ‘No Mediocre’ and the pair feature in the video set amongst the gritty favela’s of Rio de Janeiro. Watch it now and remind yourself of the Hip-Hop star’s stellar back catalogue.
- T.I. – Artist Focus
- Tyga – Artist Spotlight
- TeeFLii – One To Watch
- DJ Mustard – Produced By…Playlist
Jason Derulo joins forces with Snoop Dogg for his latest single and video ‘Wiggle’. The addictive track is the fourth release from the RnB/Pop Star’s latest and most successful album, Talk Dirty and VidZone has put him Center Stage this week. So go and watch the brand new video as well as ‘Talk Dirty’ feat. 2 Chainz, ‘Ridin’ Solo’ and the number one hit ‘Whatcha Say’ in his Playlist.
- Jason Derulo – Center Stage
- Jennifer Hudson – Artist Spotlight
- DJ Cassidy – Must See Video
- Dru Hill – Flashback
Grammy Award-nominated progressive metallers Mastodon have just unleashed their new record Once More ‘Round the Sun and its first single ‘High Road’ now has an awesome music video which fans of LARPing will undoubtedly get a kick out of! Plus it was directed by Roboshobo, the talented LA director behind the likes of My Chemical Romance’s ‘Na Na Na’ and The Killers’ ‘Shot at the Night’ videos. Check it out now!
- Mastodon – Center Stage
- Issues – One To Watch
- Miss May I – Artist Focus
- Classic Metal TV
Check out our other new videos this week…
- Ed Sheeran – Sing (Pop)
- Mary J. Blige -Suitcase (RnB)
- G-Eazy – I Mean It (Hip-Hop)
- Kenny Chesney – American Kids (Country)
- The Madden Brothers – We Are Done (Rock)
- Mastodon – High Road (Metal) EXPLICIT
- OK Go – The Writing’s On the Wall (Alternative)
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