SZA has bestowed upon us a tremendous video for her track “The Weekend.” Just a few weeks after her show-stopping Saturday Night Live performance had fans clamoring, SZA returns with the Solange-directed clip that really looks like nothing else out there.

An exercise in minimalism, “The Weekend” was shot all over the world and, apparently, the emotional plane. SZA forces the viewer to be drawn in to every visual nuance as the song creeps in. In a “CLICK-LIKE-COMMENT-SUBSCRIBE”-era, it’s a bold move.

Solange has been working with SZA on the video since at least August, and after the hype of an entire third of the year, it more than delivers. To fully make it a SZA solstice, be sure to also check out her recent Fallon performance, her acoustic woodland take on “Go Gina” and our look back at her First Avenue show last September.

– Further T.D.E. holiday tidings abound as Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna performed “Loyalty” at the label’s holiday party.

– Looks like DMX want you to keep the “X” in “X-Mas” with his Kanye West “Real Friends” remix.

– In the spirit of giving, JAY-Z has dropped the remaining Tidal-exclusive 4:44 videos for free to YouTube.

– Finally, Cardi B‘s “Bartier Cardi” track with 21 Savage, as mentioned on Fallon, is finally here!

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