Keyshia Dior – She rocks a unique style with her Mohawk-esque hair, and a 36-26-42 body that looks straight out of an Anime comic. Keyshia’s been linked romantically with T.I., and both Gucci Mane and Yo Gotti. You might recognize her from Timbaland’s “SaySomething” video featuring Drake, or “4 My Town” with Birdman, Drake and Lil Wayne where she likes to wear her signature bright blue lipstick which has led to her creating her own line.
Karrine “Superhead” Steffans– This real-life vixen has earned her nickname by hooking up with a laundry list of rappers and celebrities. Originally popping into the spotlight for her appearances in Jay- Z’s “Hey Papi”, and Mystikal’s “Shake Ya Ass” videos, Steffans has embraced her moniker, and had enough sexual escapades to write two tell-all books which profiled her “romantic” encounters with the likes of Jay-Z, Nas,Busta Rhymes, Method Man, and even Kool G Rap. You can also add NBA legends Allen Iverson and Shaquille O’Neal to her list, along with political pundit and comedian Bill Maher.
Glenn Twins– Sometimes described as mini clones of perfection, these identical twins Joyce and Debra Glenn are as studious as they are exotically gorgeous. Both funded their university educations through academic scholarships, but it was their turn in Bow Wow’s “Let’s Get Down” video in ’03 that launched their video vixen careers. They’ve since went on to appear in several movies, including “Fast Five”.
Dollicia Bryan – You can thank NBA veteran Rasheed Wallace for bringing this beauty into the spotlight, as he is the one who hooked her up with a radio gig back in his days with the Portland Trailblazers. She’s been on the cover of King magazine twice, and been rumored to date Kim Kardashian’s ex, Kris Humphries. Drake even thought she was fine, as she confirmed the two were dating back in 2011.
Daphne Joy – Oneof the most stunning beauties on this list, this Filipina model is tiny in stature but packs a wallop visually. While appearing on countless print ads, and being featured on MTV’s “Nick Cannon Presents - Wild N’Out” she has made headlines by dating 50 Cent with rumors atone point that the two were engaged and she was pregnant with his child.
Esther Baxter – She goes by the name “Ms. Freek-a-Leek”, and if you have caught any of her videos, like Nelly’s “Shake Ya Tailfeather” then you know why. Like many video girls,Baxter comes from a background of various heritages including African American,German, Cuban and even more, which has led to her being featured on tees for the busty-centric clothing brand T.I.T.S. She’s been a mainstay in the game for awhile, having also featured in Kanye’s “The New Workout Plan”, and this thick but athletic beauty has even been linked to Joe Budden.
Lola Monroe (LolaLuv) – This part Trini, part Ethiopian bombshell got her start acting, and modelling back when she went by “Lola Luv”. Now this intoxicating “Angel” (another of her nicknames) has graduated from appearing in videos to starring in them. In 2011, this Taylor Gang associate was even nominated for Best Female Hip Hop Artist at the BET Awards. Look for Lola to continue to provide intoxicating music for your ears, and videos for your eyes.
Melyssa Ford – Perhaps the most accomplished video model of all-time, Melyssa Ford made appearances in huge videos in the early 2000s being featured in the Usher, Ludacris and Lil Jon club anthem “Yeah” and Sisqo’s “Thong Song”. Often referred to as “Jessica Rabbit” because of her cartoonish figure, it was when this Toronto waitress got her chance to star in Nelly’s “Hot In Herre” that she truly exploded on the scene, and continues to deliver her alluring and sultry looks even today.
Suelyn Medeiros – The term “Brazilian Bombshell” has perhaps been overused, but how the hell else do you describe Suelyn Medeiros? She is a model, actress, designer, and says she is interested in creating a brand like Jennifer Lopez has, and she definitely has the backside to support it. Her clothing line co-founder is Megan Good, who you might remember from 50 Cent’s “21 Questions” video. Fif is just one of the rappers she’s been linked to who also include Bow Wow and Chris Brown.
Rosa Acosta – She almost literally burst through her seamsand onto the scene with her “athletic” ability on display in Drake’s “Best IEver Had” video. A one time ballerina in her native Dominican Republic, where she also received a state award in the field of cultural development. Rosa has really made her imprint with her viral workout series where she puts her body that is equal parts voluptuous, toned, flexible and mind-blowing, on display. Her dedication to fitness and healthy living has led to her somehow improving on “what her momma gave her”,and made her a most ‘Like’ for her facebook page.
A look at ten of the most eye catching/jaw dropping/mind bending Video Vixens in the game right now.
You know the old adage "sex sells". Well the hip hop community has taken this, and embellished it and even at times went a little over board with it, as they are prone to do. This is emblematic in hip hop videos through the years with the video vixens becoming more beautiful and more prevalent in the videos. Gone are the days of million dollar video shoots for a single, but the video beauty is a fixture in hip hop with many of them even transcending "eye candy"status and developing brands for themselves.
Call it exploitation, sexploitation, or just booty shakin’, either way it sells. Hell, even if it didn't men will continue to applaud the efforts made by the scantily clad, sultry lipped, scintillating women who are bold enough to appear in rap videos, and often times, steal the show from the artist. HNHH takes a look at ten of the biggest names in the “Video Vixen” industry.