The Best Hip-Hop Videos Of 2019 So Far


Music recordings are the ideal open door for craftsmen to flex. Those tricks can uncover themselves by means of big name appearances, remarkable after generation, blowing a sack on the financial limit, aesthetic inventiveness or just flaunting your bankroll. For craftsmen, it’s a minute when their fans and adherents—regardless of whether latent or extremist—are completely locked in. They have the spotlight and just a couple of minutes to benefit as much as possible from it.

Rappers have been pushing their imaginative limits by means of their visuals in 2019, presenting shareable, image capable, rewind-commendable cuts (among a pool of less-outstanding preparations that will go unaddressed here). Lil Nas X stands out with his video for the greatest tune of the year, “Old Town Road.” For his elegant clasp (highlighting Chris Rock, Vince Staples, Rico Nasty and a pack of others), Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus play cowhands who time travel from America’s Frontier Era to hee-hawing in 2019. The video is true to life to such an extent that its YouTube depiction names it an official film. Trick.

YG additionally returned to the past for his “Stop Snitchin” video, returning it to the times of subjection to make a point that reverberates for some right up ’til today. In the mean time, Cardi B actually uncovered all in the eye-popping video for “Press,” likewise demonstrating her adoration for Offset in the video for their “Clout” joint effort. Furthermore, Megan Thee Stallion turned up for the warmth for her “Huge Ole Freak” visual. Hot Girl Meg, for sure.

Others endeavored to improve the music video space. YBN Cordae delineated his single “Show Mercy” as a Choose Your Own Adventure style twofold video. His individual 2019 XXL Freshman Tierra Whack cleaved up French fries and served them to an adapted father potato in “Jobless.” Sick. Somewhere else, Joyner Lucas required the revival of fallen legends in a gigantic swap for some living partners in “Fiend’s Work,” making for maybe the year’s most disputable video.

Hollywood people have been springing up in music recordings this year too. Tyler, The Creator enrolled the administrations of Tracee Ellis Ross for “Earfquake,” J.I.D tapped entertainer Ansel Elgort to star in his “Off Da Zoinkys” flick and Logic handled an appearance from funnyman and Eminem impressionist Chris D’Elia for his Slim Shady collab, “Manslaughter.” Hilarious. DaBaby likewise carried comedic alleviation with his “Suge” and “Horse” recordings, however the greatest music video giggles of the year so far come obligingness of Junglepussy’s “I’m in Love.” Just trust us on this one.

There were some ambivalent on-screen minutes, as well, as Nipsey Hussle’s last music video for “Higher,” with DJ Khaled and John Legend. However whether solemn, upbeat or infused with a message (J. Cole’s “Center Child”), hip-jump music recordings in 2019 have been on-point. Look at XXL’s picks of the most elite beneath.

BHAD BHABIE feat. Tory Lanez – ‘Babyface Savage’

Rich The Kid – ‘Splashin’

Future – ‘Crushed Up’

Blueface – ‘Bleed It’

Future Feat. Travis Scott – ‘First Off’

Tyga – ‘Goddamn’

21 Savage Feat. J. Cole – ‘a lot’

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie feat. 6ix9ine – ‘Swervin’

Post Malone – ‘Wow’

DJ Snake & Sheck Wes Feat. Offset, 21 Savage & Gucci Mane – ‘Enzo’

Mustard & Migos – ‘Pure Water’

J. Cole – ‘Middle Child’

Young Thug Feat. J. Cole & Travis Scott – ‘The London’

Drake Feat. Rick Ross – ‘Money In The Grave’

A$AP Rocky – ‘Babushka Boi’

Lil Tecca – ‘Ransom’

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