10 Best Rap Videos Of The '90s
If you like kickin' it old school, chances are you'll be interested in checking out the 10 best rap videos of the '90s. While it was still fairly experimental during the '80s, rap really came into its own during the 1990's. With some of the strongest rappers emerging during this era, it was a time of discovery and the drive was on to be the best of the best. It's amazing to see how rap music developed during the '90s and how the music videos evolved. If you want a good sampling of some great talent, check out these best rap videos of the '90s.
- "O.P.P." by Naughty by Nature: It seemed like everyone was down with O.P.P. as the '80s came to a close and the '90s kicked in. Not much else that was released by Naughty by Nature caught on as big, but "O.P.P." was definitely one of the best rap videos of the '90s, simply because once it was stuck in someone's head, it was near impossible to get out.
- "Ha" by Juvenile: A powerful visual of New Orleans housing projects, this may not necessarily be one of the most popular songs of the time, but it's certainly one of the best rap videos of the '90s. You just can't fake images like this and, for anyone who's ever been in the projects, this gritty video takes a walk down memory lane.
- "California Love" by Tupac Shakur: While a rather obvious rip-off of the "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" movie, this is still a high production and entertaining six and a half minutes. This one gets props for being one of the best rap videos of the '90s as well as reminding people about the days when Mel Gibson was still cool.
- "Mama Said Knock You Out" by LL Cool J: What do you get when you toss a rapper in a boxing ring and give him free access to a towel, some weights and the announcer's mic? You get one of the best rap videos of the '90s. Listen to your mama now. Huah.
- "Drop" by The Pharcyde: Never before has watching a video recorded in reverse ever been so fun. This is definitely one of the best rap videos of the '90s and, perhaps, one of the trippiest.
- "Gimme Some More" by Busta Rhymes: Speaking of trippy, we can't forget about the funny and weird costume changes in "Gimme Some More." This was definitely one of the best rap videos of the '90s, particularly if you want one that inadvertently backed up the "Just Say No" to drugs campaign.
- "Gin and Juice" by Snoop Dogg, feat. Daz Dillinger: Easily one of the best rap videos of the '90s, if for nothing else than the line "Snoop Doggy Dogg needs to get a jobby jobb."
- "My Name Is" by Eminem: If you're one of those people who understood the humor in Eminem's Slim Shady persona, you'll agree this was one of the best rap videos of the '90s. Hilarious costume changes, funny TV show ideas and white trash. What's not to love?
- "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)" by Jay-Z: There aren't many songs that dare to mix rap with Broadway but, somehow, Jay-Z manages to pull it off. This is one of the best rap videos of the '90s, even without all the cute little kids. Add them in, singing this infectious chorus, and you have a masterpiece.
- "Doggy Dogg World" by Snoop Dogg: Never has the '70s looked so cool. One of the funniest and best rap videos of the '90s has to be this tribute to the old days. Mixing a smooth classic sound with some hot rap lyrics, you're sure to get a kick out of the different rappers dressed up as '70s stars.