In part 1 of SlamXHype’s list of 10 Most Game-Changing Music Videos of 2013, we watched videos like Kanye get animated in the uber-aggressive “BLKKK SKKKN HEAD”, Miley Cyrus lick stuff and wear exceptionally few clothes in “Wrecking Ball”, A$AP Rocky get dramatic in “Phoenix”, and more.
Here’s part 2, which includes 10 more offering from artists like John Legend, M.I.A., Travi$ Scott, and Diplo that changed the game in 2013, proving that music videos keep getting awesome every year.
Dillon Francis “Without You” feat. T.E.E.D.
You won’t know how they shot this.
Tyler The Creator “Tamale”
You won’t want to know how they shot this.
M.I.A. “Bring The Noize”
That liquid gold effect is a game changer; whoever came up with it is a champion.
Calvin Harris “Thinking About You”
Would you like to watch a model in just a thong walk through a mansion? Yes, then thanks to Calvin Harris, it’s your lucky day.
Juicy J X The Weeknd “One of Those Nights
Travi$ Scott “Upper Echelon”
“Upper Echelon” announced Travi$ Scotts arrival as an intensely creative, mildly insane new artist. It’s hard to understand what the video is all about, something like Hypebeasts meet Lord of The Flies? Or M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village meets hip hop? It’s unclear, it’s up to you to decide.
Diplo “Bubble Butt”
Diplo is all about the butt and “Bubble Butt” is his piéce de résistance.
Big Sean “Beware” feat. Jhené Aiko & Lil Wayne
RiFF RaFF “Dolce and Gabbana”
The king of lyrical and physical absurdity takes lines like “Fendi on my braids”, “Rap game Bo Jackson”, and “Seven butt-nakeds sipping drink in my sauna” and illustrates them visually — the result is as absurdly scatterbrained and entertaining as it sounds.
Jay Z “Picasso Baby”
Marina Abramovic, Wale, Judd Apatow, George Condo, Michael K. Williams, Rosie Perez, and Fab 5 Freddy were some of the beautiful people that HOV invited to be part of his “Picasso Baby” performance art thing. If you didn’t get the nod, you had to enjoy the Mark Romanek-shot video.