Ten hottest hip hop videos: July 2019

Our favorite picks this month include Lil Uzi Vert, Sampa the Great and Rich Brian.

Another month, another roundup of the hottest new hip hop clips that have dropped over the past four weeks. Here are our picks for July’s edition:

“Homicide” by Logic, Eminem

Comedian Chris D’Elia went viral last year for his hilarious impersonation of Eminem and his rapid-fire flow. Em praised his impression and officially cosigned D’Elia at the top of the month by casting him as his own body double in the video for “Homicide,” Em’s collab with Logic.

“Sanguine Paradise” by Lil Uzi Vert

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Will we ever hear Eternal Atake? The lead-up to the release of Lil Uzi Vert’s sophomore album remains arduously long, but at least we’ve gotten a Blade-inspired video for “Sanguine Paradise.” Watch Uzi flee vampires in the bloodstained visual above.

“Lightskin Lil Wayne” by Tyga

Relive iconic points of Lil Wayne’s career with his would-be successor, Tyga. In the visual for “Lightskin Lil Wayne,” from his recent album Legendary, Tyga re-enacts scenes from Weezy’s videos for “A Milli,” “Go DJ,” “Lollipop” and “Hustler Musik.”

“OMG” by Sampa the Great 

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Sampa the Great videos are nothing if not vibrant. The Zambian-born Australian rapper and her friends pull off some outrageous, traditional-meets-modern looks in this visual for “OMG,” another single from her upcoming album, The Return.

“Nice to Have” by 070 Shake

070 Shake’s latest visual for “Nice to Have” is glamorously morbid and pleasurably surreal—not what you’d expect from a video set in a tunnel of cars stuck in traffic. It’s a memorable watch that bodes well for the release of Modus Vivendi, her forthcoming debut album.

“Sick” by Bbymutha

Bbymutha’s “Sick” music video isn’t for the squeamish. The rapper stars in the visual as a witch who has a fancy dinner party with her coven and recreates the iconic The Birth of Venus painting. There’s also green puke—and lots of it.

“Kids” by Rich Brian

Witness Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, in all its glory in Rich Brian’s visual for “Kids.” The cut from his sophomore album The Sailor received a music video treatment that pays homage to Brian Imanuel’s vibrant home city and its youth.

“Trader Joe” by Junglepussy

Who needs the Cats movie when you’ve got Junglepussy’s video for “Trader Joe”? In this eccentric Jp3 visual, the New York rapper introduces a farm-dwelling feline alter ego named Ginger.

“Toaster” by slowthai

Released the same day he was nominated for the 2019 Mercury Prize, slowthai’s video for “Toaster” puts him back in his Northampton childhood home. Take a tour of the house and while the Nothing Great About Britain rapper reminisces on his youth.

“Single Again” by Big Sean, Ty Dolla $ign, Jhené Aiko

Like any other celebrity, Big Sean has been burned by the power of social media, leaving him with life lessons that inform his new video for “Single Again.” In this saga, the Detroit artist is literally put on trial for infidelity based on rumors and gossip spread on social media platforms.

Check out previous hip hop MV roundups.

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