Music Life Social’s All-Time Rap Music Video Directors

by Rafeal Crawford
Music Life Social's All-Time Rap Music Video Directors

Music Life Social's All-Time Rap Music Video Directors

Respect the shooter : all time video directors

When it comes to music videos Rap music and the Hip Hop culture has given the music industry some of the most innovated and creative visuals. From Missy Elliot’s ” The Rain” to Busta RhymesPut Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See,” which raised the bar when making videos to the grimey street themed video like Wu-Tang Clan’s “C.R.E.A.M.” to 2Pacs post apocalyptic “California Love.”

The people behind those amazing videos brought those classic songs to life in the visual form by understanding how the artist(s) was trying to convey in the song. Music Life Social comprised a list of the top music video directors in Hip Hop that changed the game in no particular order.

Gregory Dark credits: Xzibit “What U See Is What U Get” Outkast “Da Art of Storytelling” & “Rosa Parks,” Goodie MOB “Black Ice,” and ONYX “Shut “Em Down”

Paul Hunter credits The Notorious BIG “Hypnotize” A Tribe Called Quest “Find a Way” Scarface “Smile” Puff Daddy “It’s All About the Benjamins”& “Been Around the World” Ice Cube “We Be Clubbin” Snoop Dogg “Drop It Like It’s Hot” “Signs” & “Lets Get Blown” Common “Be” PharrellFrontin” & Jay-Z “Guilty Until Proven Innocent” Dr.Dre “The Next Episode”

Bryan Barber credits Outkast “Whole World” “Way You Move” “Hey Ya” “Roses” “Morris Brown” UGK ft.Outkast “International Players Anthem” Sleepy Brown ft. Outkast “I Can’t Wait” Cam’ron ft. Juelz Santana “Oh Boy” Trick Daddy “In Da Wind” Project Pat “Chickenhead” G-Unit “Stunt 101” & The Game ft. Kanye West “Wouldn’t Get Far” too many to name

Spike Jonze credits The Pharcyde “Drop” The Notorious BIG “Sky’s the Limit” Ludacris “Get Back” Beastie Boys “Sabotage” & “Sure Shot” Jay-Z & Kanye West “Otis”

Brett Ratner credits Wu-Tang Clan “Triumph” Run D.M.C. “Christmas in Hollis”  Heavy D & The Boyz “Nuthin’ But Love” Foxy Brown “I’ll Be” Redman “Tonights Da Night” & Ill Al Skratch “I’ll Take Her”

Joseph Kahn credits  Mobb Deep “Quiet Storm” ONYX “Last Dayz” AZ “Gimme Yours” & Mo’Money Mo’Murder Mo’Homocide’ Bone Thugs-n-Harmony “i Can Teach the World” Wu-Tang Clan “Gravel Pit” & Protect Ya Neck (The Jump Off)

F.Gary Gray credits Ice Cube ‘It Was a Good Day” Dr.Dre & Ice Cube “Natural Born Killaz” Coolio “Fantastic Voyage”  Outkast “Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik” & “Ms.Jackson” TLC “Waterfalls’ Jay-Z ‘Show Me What You Got” & Rick Ross “Super High”

Diane Martel aka Bucky Chrome credits LL Cool J “4,3,2,1” GangStarr “Mass Appeal” Redman “Can’t Wait’ & “Funkorama” Keith Murray “The Most Beautifullest Thing in the World” Lords of the Underground “Chief Rocka” ONYX “Throw Ya Gunz” & “The Worst” Method Man “Bring the Pain’ “All I Need’ & ‘The Riddler” Ol’ Dirty Bastard “Brooklyn Zoo” The L.O.X. ‘Money, Power, & Respect” Nore “N.O.R.E.” LL Cool J “4,3,2,1”
Hype Williams credits : Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliot, Jay-Z, Nas, Dr.Dre, Main Source, Wu-Tang Clan, Positive K, Craig Mack, M.O.P., OutKast, Warren G., Naughty By Nature, 2Pac, Ol’Dirty Bastard, A Tribe Called Quest, Mobb Deep, LL Cool J, Scarface, DMX, Foxy Brown, Ma$e, Q-Tip, Method Man, Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, Lil Jon, Drake, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Ja Rule, Jermaine Durpi, Diddy, Fat Joe, Meek Mill, Tyga, Megan Thee Stallion, Da Baby, & the cult classic  movie Belly intro

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