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Music That Makes Us: Need A Vacay

by TV One Staff

June 14, 2016

It’s Black Music Month and the sun is blazing!

Why stay at home when you can be on a sandy beach with a pina colada in-hand?

Here are 8 videos shot in beautiful, tropical locations that makes us want to take advantage of that extra vacation time:


1.“PIMPIN’ ALL OVER THE WORLD” (SOUTH AFRICA)

Leave it to Ludacris and Bobby V to remind us of how beautiful the motherland and the women that reside there are. Shot in Durban, South Africa, this video is one long boast on how well traveled this Atlanta-based rapper is.


2. “SLOW WIND” (JAMAICA)

R. Kelly decided to take his smooth R&B talents to the West Indies where the waists of these women are made of magic. Be careful not to break a hip competing with these ladies!


3. “ROCK THE BOAT” (THE BAHAMAS)

A bitter-sweet moment for all of us as this is Aaliyah‘s final video before passing. Even then, the visuals are nothing short of breathtaking and makes you want to book a cruise to Nassau as soon as possible. Favorite scene? The 3-D waves.


4. “BEAUTIFUL” (BRAZIL)

Uncle Snoop Dogg and Pharrell team up to show us exactly how breezy Brazil can be. Don’t forget to brush up on your Portuguese before you book a one-way round-trip ticket to Rio De Janeiro.


5. “HONEY” (PUERTO RICO)

Remember when Mariah Carey played a Spanish-speaking secret agent in this video? Our favorite scene is Mariah’s epic dive from a balcony into a pool. Mariah always finds a way to escape in this video, perhaps you should too.


6. “POUND THE ALARM” (TRINIDAD & TOBAGO)

Nicki Minaj goes back to her roots when she visits her home country for the video of this electronic dance track. Trinidad and Tobago, the birthplace of Soca music, has one of the best Caribbean carnivals in the world.


7. “IF IT’S LOVIN’ THAT YOU WANT” (CALIFORNIA)

This is definitely Rihanna before her good-girl-gone-bad days. An innocent island gyal, Rihanna shows us how to have a good time on the beach with friends in this Malibu-shot video. Did you catch the Lance Gross cameo?


8. “THONG SONG” (MIAMI)

Don’t front! You loved this song when it was on the charts (and secretly still do). Sometimes an international trip may not be neccessary. For a quick getaway, South Florida may be your best solution. Just don’t forget to pack that special garment that Sisqo requests in this video.

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