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The Best Hip Hop Music Videos & Songs of 2014 [Zumic Staff Picks]

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by Zumic Admin

Published January 15, 2015

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2014 was a pretty wild year for hip hop. A younger group of stars delivered some memorable songs and videos, stepping up in the absence of guys like Jay Z and Kanye West.

The biggest winners in 2014 included Run The Jewels, T.I., Wiz Khalifa, Big K.R.I.T., Jeezy, and (perhaps most surprisingly) J. Cole. Notable up-and-coming artists Joey Bada$$, Your Old Droog, Rae Sremmurd, Bobby Shmurda, and Iggy Azalea have us excited for 2015.

We split our top picks into 7 parts. It was a difficult task, so we just tried to have some fun with it. Click the titles of most of these to read more on Zumic. Without further adieu, the best hip hop music videos of 2014...

Part I: The Best of the Best

Let's start with our absolute favorite videos.

"Stayin Out All Night" - Wiz Khalifa
"i" - Kendrick Lamar
"2 On" - Tinashe ft ScHoolboy Q
"Easy Rider" - Action Bronson
"Run The Jewels" - Run The Jewels
"About The Money" - T.I. feat. Young Thug
THE BEST RAP MUSIC VIDEOS OF 2014
I. BEST OF THE BEST
II. RAP SONGS WITH PURPOSE
III. THE BIG HITS
IV. BEST EAST COAST RAP
V. BEST WEST COAST RAP
VI. BEST SOUTHERN RAP
VII. BEST OF THE RAP ODDBALLS

 
Did we miss any great videos? Let us know in the comments section below!
 

The Best Rap Videos of 2014, Part II: Rap Songs With Purpose

Violence in Chicago, Ferguson, and Staten Island got people talking about greater peace and understanding. Here were some of our top songs with a purpose.

"Fight or Flight (Remix)" - Lil Herb ft Common & Chance The Rapper
“Soul Food” – Big K.R.I.T. ft Raphael Saadiq
"Revolution Indifference"- Until The Ribbon Breaks ft Run The Jewels
“Kingdom” – Common ft Vince Staples
"A Better Tomorrow" - Wu-Tang Clan
"Guts Over Fear" - Eminem ft Sia
“Ill Mind of Hopsin 7” – Hopsin
THE BEST RAP MUSIC VIDEOS OF 2014
I. BEST OF THE BEST
II. HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS
III. THE BIG HITS
IV. BEST EAST COAST RAP
V. BEST WEST COAST RAP
VI. BEST SOUTHERN RAP
VII. BEST OF THE RAP ODDBALLS

 
Did we miss any great videos? Let us know in the comments section below!
 

The Best Rap Videos of 2014, Part III. THE BIG HITS

These were the big hits that could not be ignored in 2014.

"Hot Nigga" - Bobby Shmurda
"No Mediocre" - T.I. ft Iggy Azalea
"Tuesday" - ILOVEMAKONNEN ft Drake
"Grindin'" - Lil Wayne ft Drake
"My Nigga" (Remix) (Explicit) - YG ft. Lil Wayne, Rich Homie Quan, Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj
"Anaconda" - Nicki Minaj
"Flawless" (Remix) - Beyoncé ft Nicki Minaj at Paris' Stade de France, 9.12.2014
THE BEST RAP MUSIC VIDEOS OF 2014
I. BEST OF THE BEST
II. RAP SONGS WITH PURPOSE
III. THE BIG HITS
IV. BEST EAST COAST RAP
V. BEST WEST COAST RAP
VI. BEST SOUTHERN RAP
VII. BEST OF THE RAP ODDBALLS

 
Did we miss any great videos? Let us know in the comments section below!
 

The Best Rap Videos of 2014, Part IV. BEST EAST COAST RAP

Lots of nice up-and-coming rappers in NYC, the birthplace of hip hop.

"Apparently" - J. Cole
"Christ Conscious"- Joey Badass
"Nutty Bars" - Your Old Droog
"Oh My Darling Don't Cry" - Run The Jewels
"97.92" - Flatbush Zombies x Trash Talk
“Rare Portraits” – Talib Kweli
"Champion" - Astro
THE BEST RAP MUSIC VIDEOS OF 2014
I. BEST OF THE BEST
II. RAP SONGS WITH PURPOSE
III. THE BIG HITS
IV. BEST EAST COAST RAP
V. BEST WEST COAST RAP
VI. BEST SOUTHERN RAP
VII. BEST OF THE RAP ODDBALLS

 
Did we miss any great videos? Let us know in the comments section below!
 

The Best Rap Videos of 2014, Part V. BEST WEST COAST RAP

TDE is still top dawg in West Coast Rap, thanks to Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q. Lots of talent to go around, including Snoop Dogg who dropped the Snoop Lion moniker he had held in 2013.

"Never Catch Me" - Flying Lotus ft Kendrick Lamar
"Man Of The Year" - Schoolboy Q
"Fire" - Vince Staples
"The Way We Do It" - Jurassic 5 (Prod by Heavy D)
"Good as Gone" - Dilated Peoples
"Deeper" - Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
"Gangstas Don't Live That Long" - Snoop Dogg
THE BEST RAP MUSIC VIDEOS OF 2014
I. BEST OF THE BEST
II. RAP SONGS WITH PURPOSE
III. THE BIG HITS
IV. BEST EAST COAST RAP
V. BEST WEST COAST RAP
VI. BEST SOUTHERN RAP
VII. BEST OF THE RAP ODDBALLS

 
Did we miss any great videos? Let us know in the comments section below!
 

The Best Rap Videos of 2014, Part VI. BEST SOUTHERN RAP

When we listed the South after the East and West Coasts, it was in no way out of disrespect. Lots of really great stuff came from Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Virginia, and the rest of the "Dirty South."

“MT. OLYMPUS” – BIG K.R.I.T.
"Me OK" - Jeezy
"Move That Dope" - Future ft Pusha T & Pharrell
"No Flex Zone" - Rae Sremmurd
"Fight Night" - Migos
“Blockbuster Night Pt. 1” - Run The Jewels
THE BEST RAP MUSIC VIDEOS OF 2014
I. BEST OF THE BEST
II. RAP SONGS WITH PURPOSE
III. THE BIG HITS
IV. BEST EAST COAST RAP
V. BEST WEST COAST RAP
VI. BEST SOUTHERN RAP
VII. BEST OF THE RAP ODDBALLS

 
Did we miss any great videos? Let us know in the comments section below!
 

The Best Rap Videos of 2014, Part VII. BEST OF THE RAP ODDBALLS

These "Oddball" music videos are some of the most entertaining on the whole list!

"Avian" - Mac Miller
"Telegraph Ave" ("Oakland" by Lloyd) - Childish Gambino
"Ugly Boy" - Die Antwoord
"Southsiders" - Atmosphere
"Tolerated" - Girl Talk & Freeway ft. Waka Flocka Flame
THE BEST RAP MUSIC VIDEOS OF 2014
I. BEST OF THE BEST
II. RAP SONGS WITH PURPOSE
III. THE BIG HITS
IV. BEST EAST COAST RAP
V. BEST WEST COAST RAP
VI. BEST SOUTHERN RAP
VII. BEST OF THE RAP ODDBALLS

 
Did we miss any great videos? Let us know in the comments section below!
 

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