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Found this over at Village Voice via Nah Right and it got me thinking.

Best Rap Videos according to Village Voice
1. Juvenile - "Ha"
2. DMX - "Ruff Ryders' Anthem"
3. Cool Breeze feat. OutKast & Goodie Mob - "Watch for the Hook"
4. LL Cool J feat. Method Man, Redman, & DMX - "4-3-2-1"
5. Three 6 Mafia - "Tear Da Club Up '97"

First thing is first I think DMX is a joke so you won't see me picking his videos or songs for anything. Second Juvenile? like No Limit Cash Money Juvenile? Best hip hop video? Damn thats a shame. His Method Man selection I could have agreed with. The post is well written so I think he is talking about all-time just more like the late 90's but the fact remains that the video selection are weak. Here is what I would be picking.

My Top 8(?) Hip Hop Videos
1. Public Enemy: "Fight the Power"
Classic, there is no better video and perhaps no better hip hop anthem then this one. Fantastic old school track with an edge and a message. Don't believe the hype. Unbelievable film as well.
2. The Roots - "What they do"
Parody at its best. I laugh every time I see it. I think Loose Change (50 Cent) uses this for a video production template.
3. Pharcyde - "Drop"
Uhh yeah this video great. Spike Jonze knows how to make a video. Can you rewind that again?
4. The Fugees - "Ready or Not"
Yeah pretty much hip hop's super group. Song is ridiculous and some big production.
5. Wu Tang Clan - "Triumph"
Best special effects out of any hip hop video I have witnessed for its time.
6. De La Soul - "A Roller Skating Jam Named "Saturdays"
One of my favorite hip hop tracks ever. Awesome party video as well. Certified classic. 5 days of work? only one day to play?
7. Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg - "Nuthin' but a G Thang"
This was best hip hop videos of all time wasn't it? How is this not on there? Is there at kid that grew up in the 1990's that didn't see this?
8. Xzibit - "What U See Is What U Get"
I think X is great. Has an intensity that few have. That time he went after Bill O'Reilly was unforgettable. Cool concept for a video.

Not sure if all mine go in that order but to say one thing none of them appear in the other guy's top ten. Not sure what standards for "hip hop" videos he was using but I would love to hear what videos you think are the best. Hook it up with some YouTube links if you have the time.

Bonus Vids:
A Tribe Called Quest - "Scenario"
Fatlip - "Whats up Fatlip"
Eric B & Rakim - "Follow The Leader"
Pete Rock and CL Smooth - "T.R.O.Y. They Reminisce Over You"

8 interested person(s)

clint said... @ 5/16/2006 08:53:00 PM

Dude.... Juvenile is Ca$h Money, not No Limit!

K. said... @ 5/16/2006 10:51:00 PM

Crap. Mistake changed.

Anonymous said... @ 5/17/2006 12:12:00 AM

i think this guy was saying these are his favorite videos of the mid 90s era, not of all time... but good call on the roots and pharcyde

K. said... @ 5/17/2006 06:23:00 AM

yeah reading the article again i would agree anon. still even for the mid 90s the videos he chose were pretty weak i thought.

JT said... @ 5/17/2006 11:52:00 AM

Love the Busta Rhymes - Gimme Some More


Definitely good call on that Pharcyde video -- my all-time fave, although Busta's demented fishbowl lens shit is good too.

Culley said... @ 5/17/2006 04:12:00 PM

Ah... the good ol' days of YO! MTV Raps...

i said... @ 5/19/2006 01:00:00 AM

i threw down one of my favorites over at b.m.p. ("all caps" by madvillain. of course that's just one of many... i'm not sure i'd be able to pick an actual 'favorite'.

BiffReagle said... @ 5/21/2006 04:35:00 PM

cant believe i missed this post, some phat vids there! props!

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