In the most recent years, people have used technology in the right way, particularly in music videos. Music videos in 2019 were used to empower women, help people cope up with problems, and shine a light on problems that the government is not talking about. 2019 has proved that musicians, producers, and content creators can come together and shine a light on certain areas.
A perfect example of this is Logic’s “1-800-273-8255”, which features Alessia Cara and Khalid. The song shines a huge light on mental health. Also, the title of the song is the national suicide prevention number of America. The song is such a huge hit that it has over 100 million views on YouTube alone. People are calling it one of the best videos of our generation.
Another music video that people love to talk about is “This Is America” by Childish Gambino, which shines a huge light on gun violence and how things are happening in America. Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” has over 600 million views on YouTube right now.
Just like 2017 and 2018, we also going to shine a light on the 10 best music videos of 2019 through a list with a short description.
Best Hip-Hop Music Videos Of 2019
Highest In The Room
Highest in the Room, a rap song by Travis Scott, has a music video that was co-directed by Dave Meyers and Scott. The music video of the rap song shows the amazing view of Travis on going with vivid and weird types of narrations. The production quality of this music video matches the bright and chill vibes of Travis in real life.
A Lot, by 21 Savage featuring J. Cole, is directed by Aisultan Seitov. The music video starts with 21 in a black suit and is attending a formal event with his family inside a huge mansion. 21 celebrates the gathering with his family and toasts to their success while giving glimpses of all the issues and problems that they have experienced in life.
J Cole, who is arguably the hottest rapper in the game right now, dropped the music video of Middle Child on February 25, 2019. The video features a number of cameos from his Dreamville crew, an all-female band and more. The video showcases the things that matter the most, the heads of his rivals in the rap game.
Joyner Lucas released the music video for the Devil’s Work on May 2, 2019. The music video pays a tribute to the fallen rap artists while asking the almighty God about why people who don’t deserve to live are still among us.
Robbery, a song of Juice Wrld, is based on Juice comparing his heartbreak to a bank robbery. The music video talks about how his ex-girlfriend stole his heart and continues to compare it with a thief committing a robbery at a bank. The rap song is centered on the reactions of Juice losing the love of his life.
Earth, by Lil Dicky, who is considered by many as one of the funniest rappers of our generation, focuses on shining a light on the problems we are facing due to global warming. As we all know, countries all around the world are facing extreme heat due to global warming, and this song by Lil Dicky is all about saving our one and only home. The music video has over 219 million views on YouTube alone.
Logic, who many believe is the next Eminem, got to fulfill one of his wishes, which is doing a rap song with Eminem, who is considered by many as the best lyricist of all time. The song is all about logic’s capabilities of doing fast verses, just like Eminem did in his early days.
No Guidance, by Drake and Chris Brown, was first heard in an impromptu recording that was made earlier this year and was first heard and played during the 30th birthday party of Christ Brown, which was held on May 5, 2019.
Meek Mill and Drake have been through a lot of rap feuds, and people thought they would never resolve it. But in September 2018, Meek brought out Drizzy on stage during a concert. As a result, the 2 rap icons ended up making “Going Bad”, one of the hottest tracks of 2019. The video also has a short cameo of T.I. and Nipsey Hussle.
Old Town Road
Old Town Road by Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus spent over 17 weeks at the top of charts all over the world. It even went on to replace and beat the records of Despacito, by Justin Bieber, Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi, and Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s One Sweet Day. The story of this song is about 2 robbers in the early 1800s that get inside a wormhole and end up in 2019. Lil Nas X can be seen racing his horse against a car.
As 2019 is coming to an end, we decided to make a list that includes the best rap songs of the year. The list that we have above just has 10 best rap songs of 2019, there are over 100 songs that we could have listed above, but we only went with the hottest ones.
Note: The list above was made after taking a close look at views, top charts rankings, the message of the song, and how long they went at the top of the charts. If you think there are other rap songs that we could have added, please leave a comment below and let us know what you think about the list.