Hip-Hop & Soul N°394 – 2010s Music Videos

Stormzy, D-Block Europe, DRAM, YNW Melly, DaBaby, Digdat, Stay Flee Get Lizzy, Kojo Funds, Lil Wayne, Rak-Su, Ne-Yo, The Weeknd

They are the performers of twelve hip-hop, soul, etc. tracks that were ranked in various charts, this week (40/52) BUT … in the Tens 2010s.

Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!

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Hip-Hop & Soul N°394 – 2010s Music Videos

Tracklist

1 . Stormzy – Shut Up

‘I was out hungry, so damn hungry’
Originally a video filmed by a fan in a South London car park, Stormzy’s “Shut Up” showcases his clever wordplay and catchy clapbacks. The song highlights Stormzy’s effortless rap skills. Supported by his squad, he delivers a bold freestyle, set to XTC’s classic grime beat “Functions On The Low,” challenging his competitors.
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Featured on the 2017 album “Gang Signs & Prayer”.

Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Official Site

2 . D-Block Europe – Playing For Keeps (w/ Dave)

D-Block Europe’s track “Playing For Keeps” features Dave. The nearly ten-minute music video filmed by UK director Rapman showcases acting from Dave, Young Adz, and Dirtbike LB, with notable appearances from boxer Lawrence Okolie, comedian Michael Dappah, “Top Boy” actor Michael Ward, and self-proclaimed gangster Dave Courtney.
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Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Official Site

3 . DRAM – Broccoli (w/ Lil Yachty)

‘In the middle of the party, bitch, get off me (goddamn)’
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Featured on the 2016 album “Big Baby DRAM”.

Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Official Site

4 . YNW Melly – 223’s (w/ 9lokknine)

After becoming a TikTok sensation, YNW Melly’s “223s” gets its own music video directed by DrewFilmedit and featuring 9lokkNine and actors Claire Montgomery, Noah Ross, and Karen E. Wright.
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Featured on the 2019 album “Melly vs. Melvin”.

Lyrics >> More by the same : Instagram

5 . DaBaby – Intro

In “Intro,” produced by DJ Kid, DaBaby reflects on his rapid rise to fame and, juxtaposing his success with his grief, pays tribute to his late father and grandmother. The music video, directed by Reel Goats and shot in Hawaii, captures DaBaby’s moments with his friends and family.
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Featured on the 2019 album “Kirk”.

Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Official Site

6 . DigDat – Airforce

The music video for “Air Force” by drill artist DigDat is directed by Kaylum Dennis.
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Lyrics >> More by the same : Instagram

7 . Stay Flee Get Lizzy – 2 Cups (w/ Popcaan, Fredo & Tory Lanez)

‘I like how you’re tanned, you look best when you’re fried’
Stay Flee Get Lizzy’s “2 Cups” is a dancehall anthem, set to a rhythmic sample of the 2002 “Diwali Riddim” album and featuring Tory Lanez’s vocal versatility, Popcaan’s authentic dancehall roots, and Fredo’s touch of UK trap.
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Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Official Site

8 . Kojo Funds – Png (w/ Giggs)

East London artist Kojo Funds teams up with South London stalwart Giggs for the slow tempo song “PNG.” Directed by Myles Whittingham, the music video takes place in an abandoned warehouse.
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Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Instagram

9 . Lil Wayne – Mona Lisa (w/ Kendrick Lamar)

Collaborating with producer Angel Aponte, Infamous began crafting the beat for “Mona Lisa” in 2014, during a delay in Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter V” release due to a lawsuit. The track features Wayne and Kendrick Lamar addressing trust issues and deceitful women, likening them to DaVinci’s Mona Lisa. The music visual is animated by Tim Fox.
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Featured on the 2018 album “Tha Carter V”.

Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Instagram

10 . Rak-Su – I Want You To Freak

‘Keep doing what you’re doing, don’t stop’
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Lyrics >> More by the same : Official Site

11 . Ne-Yo – Let Me Love You [Until You Learn To Love Yourself]

‘A heart of numbness gets brought to life’
Starting as a pure R&B ballad, Ne-Yo’s “Let Me Love You” evolves into an engaging dance track. While the song conveys a somewhat patronizing message of “helping” and “understanding.” The music video is directed by Christopher Simms.
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Featured on the 2012 album “R.E.D.”.

Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Official Site

12 . The Weeknd – Earned It [Fifty Shades Of Grey]

‘You make it look like it’s magic (Oh, yeah)’
The Weeknd’s “Earned It,” made for the “Fifty Shades of Grey” soundtrack, exudes sensuality and mirrors the film’s erotic tone. Set in the Palace Theatre in Los Angeles, the music video, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson (who also helmed the film), further elevates the sultry vibe with a group of alluring dancers, provocative choreography and the presence of Dakota Johnson, the film’s lead, in a shibari scene.
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Featured on the 2015 album “Fifty Shades of Grey : soundtrack”.

Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same : Instagram

For THE FULL HIP-HOP & SOUL COLLECTION click here

NB . You may wonder what are these “Quotes” attached to certain photos above. Well! For a specific song, we select a still image from the video on one side and choose a lyric from the song on the other side. We ensure that the lyric has a connection to the image, although sometimes the connection may be far-fetched or based on a double entendre, creating a humorous or meme-like combination when the two are merged together. Et voilà!

Rap Quotes • I was out hungry, so damn hungry (Stormzy) • In the middle of the party, bitch, get off me (goddamn) (DRAM) • I like how you’re tanned, you look best when you’re fried (Stay Flee Get Lizzy) • Keep doing what you’re doing, don’t stop (Rak-Su) • A heart of numbness gets brought to life (Ne-Yo) • You make it look like it’s magic (Oh, yeah) (The Weeknd)

Music-wise : Dancehall, Grime, Hip Hop, Drill, Pop, R&B, Rap, Reggae Fusion, Urban Contemporary, Trap

This week Top 20 in HipHop & Soul on RVM *

(*) According to our own statistics, upadted on February 18, 2024

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