The Best Hip Hop Music Videos of 2015 on YouTube

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YouTube is a platform that many people use to watch music videos. In 2015, there were a variety of hip hop music videos that captured the attention of the viewers. This blog will discuss the best hip hop music videos of 2015 on YouTube.

Best Hip Hop Videos of 2015

This year has been an amazing year for hip hop music. So many great artists have released awesome music videos that have blown us away. Here are our picks for the best hip hop music videos of 2015.

“All Day” – Kanye West

“All Day” is a song by American hip hop recording artist Kanye West. The track premiered online on March 2, 2015, and was released to radio stations on March 31, 2015, as the lead single from West’s seventh studio album, So Help Me God (2015). The song features guest vocals from English singer and rapper Paul McCartney. “All Day” peaked at number one on the Billboard Rhythmic Songs chart and number two on the Billboard Hot 100. The song received two nominations for Grammy Awards: Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song.

“Hotline Bling” – Drake

Drake’s “Hotline Bling” was one of the most popular music videos of 2015. The video, which features Drake dancing in a colorful room, has been viewed over 600 million times on YouTube.

“Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” – Silentó

“Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” is a song by American rapper Silentó, released on June 25, 2015. The song peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the UK Singles Chart. The accompanying music video was directed by Australian director Tim NHam and went viral on YouTube upon release, becoming the ninth most watched video on the site that year.

” Trap Queen” – Fetty Wap

“Trap Queen” is a song by American rapper Fetty Wap from his self-titled debut album. The song peaked at number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 in May 2015. The song’s accompanying music video, directed by Nitt Da Gritt, features Wap and his girlfriend Paige Huffman in a candlelit bathroom.

Fetty Wap had originally uploaded the song to his SoundCloud account in early 2014, but it was not until February 2015 that the song began to gain significant traction online, eventually becoming a viral hit. In an interview with iHeartRadio, Wap explained the song’s meaning: “Basically ‘Trap Queen’ is about just a girl that’s just real loyal to her man and takes care of him … everything is set up around him so he can go out and do what he wants to do.”

After its release as a single, “Trap Queen” entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number 85, and eventually peaked at number two. The success of the song helped Fetty Wap secure a record deal with 300 Entertainment, and also led to him being named as one of XXL’s 10 Freshmen of 2015.

“Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

“Uptown Funk” is a song recorded by English producer Mark Ronson and American singer and songwriter Bruno Mars for Ronson’s fourth studio album, Uptown Special (2015). RCA Records released the song as the album’s lead single on 10 November 2014. Jeff Bhasker assisted the artists in co-writing and co-producing the track, with additional writing from Philip Lawrence. This is one of the funkiest pop songs of recent years, with a hooks for days. The video features cameos from Doug E. Fresh, Treach, Redman, Method Man and more..

Honorable Mentions

Although some people would say that 2015 was a slow year for hip hop, there were still a few good music videos that came out. In this article, we will be discussing the best hip hop music videos of 2015 on YouTube.

“Earned It” – The Weeknd

The Weeknd’s video for “Earned It” is a sensual, slow-burning R&B track with a NSFW video to match. The black-and-white clip features The Weeknd cavorting with half-naked women in a brothel, and while it’s certainly not the most original video concept, it’s executed flawlessly. “Earned It” is one of the standout tracks from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack, and the video does an excellent job of translating the song’s sexual tension visually.

“Alright” – Kendrick Lamar

“Alright” is a song by American hip hop recording artist Kendrick Lamar, taken from his third studio album To Pimp a Butterfly. The song, which serves as the album’s lead single, was produced by Pharrell Williams and written by Lamar, Panamanian singer-songwriter Mariela Preciazzo and American rapper Ashtrobot. “Alright” was released to radio stations as the third single from To Pimp a Butterfly on June 30, 2015. It peaked at number eight on the US Billboard Hot 100; it also became Lamar’s highest-charting single in Australia, Canada and New Zealand, reaching number 17, number 16 and number 19 respectively in those countries. A remixed version featuring vocals from Pharrell Williams appears on the deluxe version of To Pimp a Butterfly. “Alright” received general acclaim from music critics upon release; some called it one of the best tracks of 2015.

“Fancy” – Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX

This video is so much fun! The colors, the fashion, the dance moves… everything about it is just over-the-top fabulous. Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX look like they’re having a blast, and it’s impossible not to smile while watching.

“Anaconda” – Nicki Minaj

There’s no doubt that Nicki Minaj’s video for “Anaconda” was one of the most talked about music videos of 2015, and for good reason. The Colin Tilley-directed visual features some of the best twerking we’ve ever seen, and Minaj’s booty is front and center throughout the entire video. If you’re looking for a hip hop music video that will make you do a double take, “Anaconda” is definitely worth checking out.

“All About That Bass” – Meghan Trainor

“All About That Bass” is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor for her 2014 debut EP and her 2014 studio album, Title. co-written by Kevin Kadish, the song was released by Epic Records on June 30, 2014, as the lead single from the album. The song’s musical style and production has been compared to several music artists, such as Demi Lovato, Bruno Mars and Jason Derulo. Along with its imply positive body image and self-empowerment themes, “All About That Bass” attracted widespread media attention and acclaim following its release; many praised Trainor’s use of an electric bassline. Commercially, “All About That Bass” peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for eight consecutive weeks, making it her breakthrough hit in the country. Cadish and Trainor received a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media nomination for the song at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. An accompanying music video was directed by Fatima Robinson and released on YouTube on June 19, 2014; it depicts Trainor singing and dancing around Los Angeles with several male actors portraying her love interests. “All About That Bass” was certified quadruple-platinum in January 2015 and became the longest-reigning Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single of all time among female artists; it topped the chart for 11 weeks before being replaced by Welding’s “Shake It Off”.

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