Flashback Thursday Music Videos
For Flashback Thursday, we will be looking at legendary music videos from some of the top hip-hop artists in the music industry. You can view all of the videos below and build your own hip-hop music video playlists by downloading the Edge Music Network app or this website.
Directed by Gil Green
The timeless music video, “I’m So Paid”, features Akon committing an act of theft against a diamond dealer. Throughout the video, Akon is shown in multiple action scenes like being chased in a Ferrari, arriving on a yacht via a helicopter, and driving in get a-way boat. The video ultimately finishes with a twist James Bond type ending. Fashion brand Coogi, financed the video for one million dollars.
Directed by Dave Meyers
The relatively recent video for “LOVE.” shows a classic troubled love story. Watching Kendrick Lamar destroy a loving relationship will swing your emotions due to his good guy persona in real life. At one point during the video, a crystallized three woman statue is shown in order to symbolize Kendrick Lamar’s habit for lust. The video for “LOVE.” shows how even the most noble of men can cheat during a relationship.
Directed by Takashi Murakami
The animated music video for “Good Morning”, displays the turbulent story of a bear looking to graduate. The bear is faced with a typical plot-line of waking up too late and facing a series of unfortunate set backs to arrive at a graduation ceremony. The significant aspect of the video is showing how the animated bear on the Graduation album cover partly represents Kanye West.