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the hip hoppest hip hop videos of all time

I said a hip-hop the hippie - the hippie to the hip hip-hop, you don’t stop. Today is the 10th Anniversary of Brooklyn’s Hip Hop Festival, and to celebrate all things hippety hop we’ve picked the top 5 hippest Hip Hop videos of all time. From dogs to cars, bitches to cigars get ready for the rhythm of the boogie, the beat.

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Text Tish Weinstock

Photography Terry Richardson, 
The Signiture Issue, No. 257

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  • Ludacris - Stand Up

    When I move you move, just like that. Featuring a pimped out ride, some supersized bottoms, a giant chicken drumstick, and a midget hanging off a necklace, Luda puts the hip in Hip Hop with his video for Stand Up. Hell yeah, hey DJ bring that back.

  • Wu-Tang Clan - Gravel Pit

    Don’t go against the grain if you can’t handle it. Jurassic Park meets Takeshi’s Castle, on acid, in a dream, or even in another galaxy – check out Wu-Tang Clan’s Gravel Pit, the mystery’s unravelling.

  • P Diddy - Bad Boys for life

    Check the hitlist, how we twist it. How many diddies does it take to break a window? From the street to the hot tub, these boys are bad for life, and they really ain’t going nowhere. Anyone for a spot of golf?

  • Jay Z - Big Pimpin’

    From big boats to big booties, Big Pimpin is one of the smoothest videos around. Spending Gs, spending cheese, it’s just that Jigga Man, Pimp C, and B-U-N B. Yes please. 


  • Eminem - The Real Slim Shady

    Will the real Slim Shady please stand up? From dwarfs popping pills to a fake Britney Spears, welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Marshall Mathers. RIP Dre.