Whether it be for their clever storytelling, wild turn up scenes, or an eloquent moment that made us think, these 20 videos came out on top for 2017. Enjoy the visuals and let us know your favorite videos of the year by commenting below. Word by ViV.
Top 20 Hip-Hop + R&B Music Videos of 2017
- French Montana– Unforgettable
French has absolutely no rhythm but the kids stole the show.
- 2 Chainz Ft. Travis Scott– 4am
Cloverfield style POV play and a lucky Rooster.
- G. Herbo– I Like
Because variety is the spice of life.
- Lizzo– Truth Hurts
100% THAT bitch.
- Dave East Ft. Wiz Khalifa– Phone Jumpin
Wiz Khalifa been eatin…
- Jidenna– Bambi
If he didn’t stop to window shop he might have made it on time.
- 9. Joyner Lucas– I’m Not Racist
- Bryson Tiller– Somethin’ Tells Me
- SZA– Drew Barrymore
Two words…namesake cameo.
- Kodak Black– Tunnel Vision
Perhaps the collective mood for late 2016/early 2017, thanks Kodak.
- Young Thug– Wyclef Jean
Hilarious, and it has nothing AND everything to do with Thugger.
- Jorja Smith– Teenage Fantasy
- Daniel Caesar– Freudian
The visual did exactly what it was supposed to do: enhance the hell out of the song.
- Mozzy– Afraid
A personal narrative at it’s finest
- Sonder– Too Fast
5 minutes and 50 seconds of a well executed R&B/Sci-Fi mash-up.
- Goldlink Ft Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy– Crew
Hometown pride is real. That blue fur jacket though!
- N.E.R.D Ft Rihanna– Lemon
Made me want my head shaved (specifically by Rih.)
- Kendrick Lamar– DNA
Kendrick called on the original Kung Fu Kenny to make this one an instant hip hop classic.
- Boogie – Sunroof
- Jay Z– The Story of O.J.