Another month, another roundup of the hottest new hip hop clips that have dropped over the past four weeks. Here are our picks for September’s edition:
Childish Gambino’s done it again. Following the release of his buzzworthy visual for “This is America,” the rapper/singer has returned with a video for his latest single “Feels Like Summer”—and it’s equally entertaining. From Kanye West to Beyoncé to Lil Pump, watch all your favorite hip hop acts turn into colorful animated characters. See if you can spot all the icons featured.
Weirdly enough, the visual isn’t filmed in the titular city but in Melbourne, Australia. The Kevin Abstract-directed visual follows the boyband as they roam the city’s streets and hit up convenience stores. Towards the end, a posse of teenage fans appears to sing along to the song’s powerful choir passage.
Fair warning: This clip’s not for the faint-hearted. Denzel Curry teams up with JPEGMAFIA and Zillakami to star in this absurdly gruesome visual that involves dead bodies, meat hooks and open-heart surgery. So if you get queasy easily, you might wanna look away.
If you’ve missed Nicki Minaj’s Harajuku Barbie look, then you’ll enjoy this. Her rainbow-colored wigs and outrageous outfits make a comeback in the cheeky visual for her Queen standout. Trust us, it doesn’t disappoint.
One word: Wacky. You wouldn’t expect anything less from Aminé anyway. The clip, co-directed by the rapper himself, finds Adam Aminé Daniel working at a car wash filled with plenty of booty-shaking bikini-clad women.
2 Chainz, Drake, Quavo and producer Murda Beatz get their own mini-me’s in the light-hearted visual for Chainz’s “Bigger Than You.” Their teenage selves skip detention to run riot down school hallways, destroy libraries and party with sexy teachers. We gotta admit, the casting is pretty spot on.
There’s a lot going down in Swizz Beatz and Lil Wayne’s latest video, but the highlight of the three-minute-long clip is definitely Alicia Keys’ appearance. The R&B goddess steals the show as she holds court at a burning piano. She said it herself years ago: This girl is on fire.
“I think I’m goin’ crazy,” B-Real announces at the beginning of the clip. And truthfully, we think so too, because Cypress Hill’s video for “Crazy” is nothing but loony. It’s an acid trip through space featuring flying pink elephants and the gang blasting through the galaxy on meteors. Yeah, crazy indeed.
Just in time for Halloween, Goldlink and Miguel sharpen their fangs like Count Dracula in this spooky video. The two artists play a pair of bloodthirsty vampires after gorgeous, badass women.
Check out last month’s hip hop MVs roundup.