A$AP Ferg - Shabba (feat. A$AP Rocky)
Arguably Ferg's strongest track, the video brings out the A$AP crew in full force. The video perfectly portrays how the team are partying these days with their new-found fame and money.
Pharrell - Happy
The man who never seems to age created this track for the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack. The upbeat, catchy track appeals to all ages and the video compliments it with its simplicity: portraying people dancing, singing and nodding along to the track makes it one of the years best, easily.
Action Bronson - Strictly 4 My Jeeps
One of the years funniest videos with Bronson weightlifting, pulling cartwheels and grinding on a woman larger than him - which says something. There's even time for Riff Raff to make an appearance.
Danny Brown - Dip
The hyped-up, dance beat is perfectly complemented by the video where Danny Brown is clearly trippin' hard on several. Intersected with shots of women, live shows and general dance-worthy moments, this video gets you hyped up.
Chance the Rapper - So Good (Good Ass Intro)
An animated visual with objects morphing into each other is a trip for the mind and that's exactly what you'd expect from a rising star. Chance absolutely kills every verse on this track in one of his strongest songs; the visuals aren't far behind.
Kendrick Lamar - Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe
One of the most popular tracks off GKMC, released in 2012, it finally got a visual accompaniment in 2013. The video didn't disappoint with King Kendrick dressed in all white reflecting on his life in church, open fields and then partying in a limo amongst other short scenes cut and pasted together to make a dope video.
Earl Sweatshirt - Hive (feat. Vince Staples and Casey Veggies)
A dark, sinister video accompanies the eerie, bass-heavy track off Earl's debut album. The video features people in masks, guys driving around on bikes at night and three of the strongest verses you'll hear all year from Vince Staples and Earl.
Tyler, the Creator – IFHY
Kanye West put this video on his homepage, filmmakers dissected it and it went viral outside the hip-hop community. The Odd Future front-man is dressed up like he’s in claymation alongside a female as the two of them act out the emotional lyrics in a doll house; arguably, the best video of the year.
Macklemore – White Walls (feat.ScHoolboy Q)
The video starts off with a matador- themed premise, but then takes a wild turn with the rest of the video comprising shots of Macklemore and crew partying. Macklemore’s global success off of his single, Thrift Shop, is reflected here as this high-budget video features guests like A$AP Rocky and ScHoolboy Q.
Eminem – Rap God
This eagerly anticipated video from the Detroit native didn’t disappoint. With Eminem in different montages throughout the video, the best one is with him rapping in a crowd that’s a throwback to his 8 Mile days.
Mac Miller – Watching Movies
The video tends to distract the viewer from Mac Miller’s message but the video itself is so great, it had to be included on this list.
Juicy J – One of Those Nights (feat. The Weeknd)
Featuring The Weeknd in a somber, mellow opening, the video takes place in a bar where Juicy J is chilling. Events unfold with a gunman entering and holding up the bar while Juicy sits calmly, letting all the events unfold around him.
ScHoolboy Q – Collard Greens
Intersected images of Q dancing, people partying, drinks being poured and women being good-looking make up this video. Images of hats, objects, colours morph into one another as the visuals are trippy but never overpower the lyrics.
Nelly – Get Like Me
Shot in black and white with beautiful cars, bubble-butts and beautiful women, this is a well-directed video featuring Pharell and Nicki Minaj.
Tech N9ne – B.I.T.C.H (feat. T-Pain)
Sinister, eerie, filled with fire and Tech N9ne’s technical prowess, what’s not to love about this video?!
Birdman – Tap Out
Featuring an all star cast of performers, not just rap stars, this video is worth watching for the stars that come on screen along with the verses from the Young Money crew.
Drake – Started From The Bottom
It’s a nonstop party from the Toronto native in this video that goes from riding around in a snowstorm, being night manager of a store to flying his private jet and partying in a mansion.
DJ Khaled – No New Friends (feat. Drake, Li’l Wayne, Rick Ross)
Khaled brings together three of hip-hop’s biggest names in Rick Ross, Lil Wayne and Drake for one of the years biggest hits. Backed up a video with appearances from Birdman amongst others, the home-video like feel of this visual made it a memorable one.
Drake – Worst Behaviour
Drake made many a fan happy when he partied with them for this video. He also holds a child, leans on cars and depicts his worst behavior.
Pusha T – King Push
The beauty of this video is in its simplicity. Pusha raps at the camera in front of different backgrounds allowing the video to complement the audio and not overpower it.
Jarren Benton – Life In The Jungle
This rising star’s fast-paced rhymes are reflected in this video as this quick-paced video has Benton robbing a store, getting chased by the cops and living his life in what he professes to be the jungle.
Ty Dolla $ign – Paranoid
Ty Dolla gets what he deserves when he’s murdered by the two women he’s seeing at the same time. As his body and dreads are splayed out on the ground, images that comprise the lead-up to the murder make up this video.
Mike Will – 23 (feat. Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J)
Taking place in a high school, the four performers are the stars in the school taking on the roles of cheerleader, athlete, science student and rebel. Miley Cyrus raps in this video in a scantily-clad cheerleader outfit and watching Wiz in a science student outfit is hilarious. A must watch.
J.Cole - Crooked Smile
A surreal video to complement a great track. J.Cole does everything possible for his girl, even going to the extent of selling drugs. He eventually gets busted but the ending is worth waiting.
Jay-Z - Picasso Baby
A behind- the-scenes look at a video being made ends up being the video as this hip-hop video transcends the genre. To put it in the Brooklyn native’s words, “It’s performance art.” It’s not just a video.
HNHH counts down the top 25 videos of 2013
2013 was a big year in music with major artists dropping some game-changing albums, rising stars coming out of nowhere to surprise the hip-hop community and your usual hip-hop crews releasing tracks that were bangers. More and more artists are producing quality music videos and with YouTube getting stronger every year, there's more recognition for underground artists.
The days of shoving your mixtape into someone's hands so it can be heard by someone else are gone. Just throw your video on the Internet and the masses will decide your fate. The videos on this list compile the best rappers in the game alongside underground stars; from uniquely creative videos to your typical rap video, it's all there on HNHH's Top 25 Music Videos of 2013.
Ranked in no particular order, enjoy the list and let us know your thoughts.