Top Hip Hop Music Videos of 2008

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2008 was a great year for hip hop music, and we’ve rounded up the top music videos of the year to help you relive some of the best moments. From Drake’s “In My Feelings” to Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow,” these are the videos that kept us entertained all year long.

Music Videos

In 2008, a number of hip hop music videos were released that have gone on to become classics. We’ve compiled a list of the top hip hop music videos of 2008, which includes both mainstream and underground hits.

“Lollipop” – Lil Wayne

“Lollipop” is a song by American rapper Lil Wayne, featuringStatic Major. The song was released on March 13, 2008, as the lead single from Lil Wayne’s sixth studio album, Tha Carter III (2008). “Lollipop” peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for five non-consecutive weeks. The single peaked at number one in New Zealand and Norway and entered the top ten in countries including Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. A remix that featured rapperCadrille was also included on Tha Carter III. Static Major died two weeks before the release of “Lollipop”, making it the last single he released in his lifetime.

The music video was directed by Gil Greenethe day after Wayne’s headlining set at Lollapalooza 2008. It depicts Lil Wayne and Static Major performing in a dimly-lit room surrounded by women.

“Low” – Flo Rida

“Low” is a song by American rapper Flo Rida, featuring vocals by T-Pain. The song was released as the lead single from his second studio album, Mail on Sunday (2008). The song’s hook is sung by T-Pain. It peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and remained there for 10 weeks from December 2007 to February 2008, making it one of the longest-running number one singles of all time. The single reached number one in nine countries and was Flo Rida’s breakout hit. “Low” was nominated for a 2008 Grammy Award for Best Rap Song but lost to Jay-Z’s “Roc Boys (And the Winner Is)…”

The music video of “Low” was directed by Bernard Gourley and features Flo Rida dancing in a club with many scantily clad women while T-Pain performs in a separate room surrounded by clubgoers.

“Sexual Healing” – Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing” was released in 1982 as part of his Midnight Love album. The song was written by gaye and Odyssey keyboardist Rod Temperton, and produced by Gaye himself. It is one of Gaye’s most well-known songs and was his biggest hit single in the 1980s. The song won Gaye a Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance in 1983. The music video for “Sexual Healing” was directed by British filmmaker David Mallet and filmed in Los Angeles, California. It features Gaye performing the song on a soundstage, with numerous female backing singers and dancers. The women are shown throughout the video provocatively dancing and touching themselves while Gaye sings the lyrics. As the video progresses, more and more women join in the dance routine until the stage is filled with them.”Sexual Healing” remains one of Marvin Gaye’s most popular songs, and its music video is considered to be one of the best of all time.

Hip Hop

It was the year of Lil Wayne, who had the most popular hip hop song of 2008 with “Lollipop.” But there were plenty of other great hip hop songs and music videos that came out that year. In this article, we will countdown the top 10 hip hop music videos of 2008.

“A Milli” – Lil Wayne

A Milli is a song by Lil Wayne from his album Tha Carter III. The song was produced by Bangladesh and released as a single in 2008. The music video for A Milli was directed by Hype Williams and released in August 2008.

The video features Lil Wayne performing the song in front of a white background with graphics and images projected onto him. The video also features cameos from Birdman, Mack Maine, and T-Pain.

“A Milli” was one of the most successful hip hop singles of 2008, peaking at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and becoming Lil Wayne’s second top 10 single. The song won two Grammy Awards: Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.

“Crank That (Soulja Boy)” – Soulja Boy Tellem

“Crank That (Soulja Boy)” is the debut single by American rapper Soulja Boy Tellem. It served as the lead single from his debut album, The song was written by Soulja Boy and produced by Mr. Collipark. It was released in the United States on April 17, 2007, and peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Soulja Boy’s first US No. 1 single. The single also reached number one in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, making it Soulja Boy’s first top three hit single on all three of those countries’ charts, and his first top ten hit in New Zealand

“Put On” – Young Jeezy

Released in September 2008, “Put On” is a song by American rapper Young Jeezy, featuring rapper Kanye West. The song was produced by Nitti Beatz and written by Jeezy, West, Cornelius Grant, Anthony Henderson, Peter Mayes and Ernest Wilson. The music video for “Put On”, directed by Gil Green, premiered in December 2008.

“Put On” peaked at number 28 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 11 on the US Rap Songs chart. In Canada, the song peaked at number 23 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart.


2008 was a big year for hip hop music videos. There were a lot of great videos that came out that year. In this article, we will be discussing the top hip hop music videos of 2008. We will also be discussing why these videos are considered to be the best of that year.

“I Luv It” – Young Jeezy

With almost 23 million YouTube views, it’s no surprise that Young Jeezy’s “I Luv It” was one of the top hip hop music videos of 2008. The music video features clips of Jeezy living the high life – from driving luxury cars to hanging out with beautiful women. The video also includes cameos from some of Jeezy’s famous friends, including Diddy and Snoop Dogg.

“Forever” – Drake

Directed by Jessy Terrero, the nearly nine-minute video for “Forever” was filmed in front of a green screen in Los Angeles. It features cameos from Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Eminem, and Travis Barker. The video follows Drake and his friends as they partake in various illegal activities, such as casino gambling, street racing, and gunfights.

“Heartless” – Kanye West

Kanye West’s “Heartless” became one of the top hip hop music videos of 2008. The song is about a man who is cheated on and left by his girlfriend. The video features footage of West and his then-girlfriend Amber Rose.

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