Humor lightens the burden of everything. A good joke or a hilarious moment can make your day better and a hard time at work to fly right next door. Humor will always have a place in the arts, and this is true of music, especially hip-hop. Being that rap is a genre that showcases a rapper’s personality and what it’s about, expressing what he finds funny, that’s okay. In recent years, hip-hop has obviously taken things less seriously when it comes to videos and let humor shine through. Here, XXL highlights the the funniest hip-hop videos from the past five years.
Some of the biggest songs of the past few years have been accompanied by hilarious videos. The Migos‘”Walk it, talk about itVideo, which dropped in 2018, features dripping Jheri wearing curls Duck on a guest verse and Jamie Foxx as the host of a show similar to Soul Train, The visual takes place in the 1970s, bell bottoms and afros included. The Migos are now a soul band, with era-specific hair and cuts. There is a Soul Train line, which offers a look at Offset’s dance moves that went viral a few years ago. Overall, the “Walk It Talk It” video is the first time Migos has let loose and have fun in this way. At its peak, the song soared to No.10 on the Billboard Hot 100.
A funny video can also completely change an artist’s career and launch them to a new level of relevance. Baby Sada, along with fellow Detroit rapper Drego, dropped out of “Bloxk Party” in March 2018. The video is simple, mostly showing party plans of Sada and Drego with their friends, but what sets this one apart from the rest is is Sada’s range of dance moves coupled with his ridiculous punchlines. Sada comparing guns to NBA players and pro wrestlers while doing a modified version of the Dougie is one of the funniest things on YouTube. Factor in that the man knows how to rhyme well, and the video took off quickly. To date, it has been viewed over 80 million times.
Take a look below to see more of the funniest hip-hop videos from the past five years.
“Walk It Talk It”
Migos with Drake
In the visual for “Walk It Talk It”, Migos, Drake and Jamie Foxx take to the stage on stage in a reimagined version of Soul Train. It leads to a whole lot of dancing and Migos fully embraces the absurdity of the scene. The video is a classic and stays fun every time you play it.
Sada Baby and Drego
Gangstas have always danced, but few have been as carefree as Sada Baby. In this video of “Bloxk Party” with Drego, Sada goes from dance to dance while passing bar after bar. His facial expressions and the moves he chooses are both hilarious and memorable.
“Shotta Flow 5”
NLE Choppa wakes up at home and chases an intruder into her home with a paintball gun in her video for “Shotta Flow 5” from last June. The point is, the intruder is actually just Choppa with an afro wig. He then somehow begins to fight toy soldiers in his house, the fruits of the kitchen begin to speak to him and his mother asks him to wash the dishes and stop acting weird.
Proud native of Chicago Lil durk made a song called “Kanye Krazy” this year, and ditched creative video, which became a trending topic on Twitter upon its release. In the visual, Durkio reproduces all of Kanye’s most notable moments both in and out of music, from arguing with a Sway lookalike on the radio to snatching the mic from a fake Taylor Swift at a handover. of price. It also recreates the “I Love It” video as a whole, including the box fit. This visual is humorous but also a moment of respect for a Chicago legend.
The City girls are two employees of a fast food restaurant who hate their jobs in the aptly titled “Jobs” video. The video, released earlier this year, begins with a hilarious skit featuring JT and Yung Miami dealing with customers. Then they discuss how to switch to greener pastures, in perfect harmony with the song.
“Lil Wayne in the skin of light”
Tyga has always been a supporter of Lil Wayne, especially since he had previously signed with Young Money. In this 2019 “Lightskin Lil Wayne” video, Tyga transforms into Lil Wayne, accurately reliving some of his greatest videos, like “Lollipop.”
“Life is Beautiful”
Future with Drake
To come up and Drake, who have been rich rappers in the game for quite some time, are now two regular dudes who have typical 9s to 5s in this video for “Life is Beautiful” since last year. Seeing Drake as a manager in a fake Apple Store and helping Lil Yachty on his shift is hilarious, as is Future working behind the wheel of a fast food restaurant. Drake and Future’s natural chemistry really makes this video work and a laugh.
“I’m in love”
JunglepussyThe 2019 video for “I’m In Love” features a dating game in which she is both the host named Blackberry Love, the three contestants and the man they are dating. She has a date with herself at the movies and has sex with herself, all in a video about an ode to taking someone else’s man. JP is hilarious in every role and the video is extremely entertaining.
Decreasing in 2018, Blac YoungstaThe visual of “Forever” finds it on a romantic rendezvous that crosses both the dead sun of winter and summer. The whole time he serenades his wife with the song and really engages in the moment, which is funny in itself. On top of that, a clip from the video in which he tells the woman that she looks better than Beyoncé, to pick her up quickly, has gone viral.
In the summer of 2020, Bfb Da Packman was known locally in his hometown of Michigan, but when the “Free Joe Exotic” video dropped during that time, it got him more exposure outside of his hometown of Flint. Bfb and Sada Baby trade ridiculous bars as Bfb hits the floor, eats donuts, does random dances, and gets kidnapped by Sada.
Let him do it Freddie gibbs make a video clip a comedic experience. The rapper plays Freddie Kane, the lead singer of a soul group that claims G Perico on the violin, in the 2019 visual for “Gat Damn”. Besides their hilarious costumes, Freddie walks around the room at the start of the video and roasts the whole group with jokes that really make it look like he made them up on the spot. This is one of the best Freddie videos in his catalog, and he has a lot of good ones.
YN Jay and Louie Ray
It was the 2020 video that exposed the world to YN Jay, the so-called “Coochie Man”. Between the moments he rubs random objects and spits out “coochie” punchlines with Louie Ray, the song and video are equally hilarious. Music videos for the visual have gone viral since its release, thanks to Jay and Louie Ray’s unique styles compared to what was released at the time.
In this 2019 “Pony” video, DaBaby recreates scenes from the rented 1983 movie Scarface. The North Carolina rapper is kingpin with a ridiculous wig and lots of guns, all in a giant mansion. DaBaby is fully committed to all of her video roles, which makes her comedic timing work so well.
“I Love It,” released in 2018, was a song that reenergized Kanye and Lil Pumpthe buzzing. Part of that came from the song’s sexual lyrics and the great costumes they wore in the video. Also surprisingly, Pump and ‘Ye have great chemistry in the video, which makes the moment even more fun for their dedication to the silliness.
Chris Brown with Drake
Released in July 2019, the video “No Guidance” is a comedic version of Drake and Chris Brownfreshly mashed beef. There is a dance battle, Drake mocking CB, and real vocals as they get closer to each other from different sides of the party. For an ox who felt like they never stopped, this visual is what buried the hatchet for audiences.
Down last March, Lil yachtyThe video “Oprah’s Bank Account” was one of the best visuals of the year. The video was the first to feature the sound of sound Small boat 3 album last year. In the clip, Yachty dresses up as Oprah and has Drake and DaBaby as his two guests on the show. It’s a ridiculous premise, but Drake and DaBaby’s fun answers to Yachty’s crazy questioning series make it even better. Everyone who stays serious throughout the process really sends the hilarity home.
For Stallion Megan TheeThe video for “Cry Baby,” released this year, shows her and DaBaby are toys in a store that only come to life when humans are gone. They take a rc car ride around the store, Meg dances with other dolls and performs inside a dollhouse. Then it ends with an employee merger over the destroyed store. Prepare to be entertained.
Released a few weeks ago, Moneybagg YoThe “Time Today” video has a scene in which it recreates the popular 2000s sitcom Girlfriends since fans on social media have compared him to William’s character for months. This specific scene is funny because Bagg not only recognized the jokes, but followed them fully. It’s a good sport.
“Ric Flair Drip”
Offset and Metro Boomin
Falling back in 2017, “Ric Flair Drip” was the biggest song on Offset, 21 Wild and Boomin Metroof Without warning collaborative project. The video, a tribute to famous WWE wrestler Ric Flair, is funny, as Offset and Ric dance together and dress in matching dresses. Ric has always been known for having quirky cuts and he thrives here.
Blueface with NLE Choppa
In this 2020 video, Blueface and NLE Choppa run a donut shop, inspired by the Holy Moly Donut Shop in Friday series of films. At the end of the visual, Choppa steals $ 5 from a customer and then calls her broke for wanting to get it back. Blueface apparently returns to save the day, but he also takes an extra $ 5. When these two ties come together, laughs will surely follow.