Top Ten Videos

With 2012 wrapping up I thought it would be fitting to give you my personal rundown of the top ten music videos of the year. This list in no particular order and is based on production value, style & overall pop culture appeal. This is a perfect excuse to have some alone time after Christmas dinner with the fam.

Kick back and enjoy.

1. Killer Mike – Regan
Dope animation, solid lyrics & message.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the video here

2. Major Lazer – Get Free
Give it up to the boys at Mad Decent and Major Lazer for producing a dope track. Mixing in this beat with Amber from Dirty Projectors and then topping it with this animation absolutely kill it for me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the video here.

3. 2 Chainz – Birthday Song
All I can say is awesome visuals. How can you go wrong with big booties & curb stomping a clown? This video is a must see.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the video here.

4. Danny Brown – Grown Up
This video tells the story of Danny Brown growing up in the streets of Detroit. Shout out to the people in charge of casting the kid playing young Danny.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the video here.

5. Drake – HYFR
Religion meets rap directed by video vet Director X. Never knew a bar mitzvah had so much potential.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the video here.

6. Das Racist – Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson, 1 million dollars, you feel me holla…. Need I say more? So amazing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the video here.

7. Jay Z & Kanye West – Niggas in Paris
This is arguably one of the biggest club bangers of the year. It’s a win win mixing kaleidoscope effects with two of the biggest dudes in the rap game. That shit cray!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the video here.

8.  A$AP Rocky – Goldie
Everyone play the tough guy till shit pops off to Red bottom loafers just to compliment the mink. A$AP has come a long way since his early days in Harlem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the video here.

9. Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools
Dope track and video that delves into the destructiveness of drinking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the video here.

10. MIA – Bad Girls
I love this chick. This video gives a whole new meaning to the regular hot girls
and car videos seen in the past.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the video here.