What Are Some Popular Rap Music Videos?


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Popular rap music videos include "California Love," "My Name Is" and "All of the Lights." 2Pac released "California Love" in 1995, Eminem released "My Name Is" in 1999 and Kanye West released "All of the Lights" in 2010.

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"California Love" features Dr. Dre, who produced the song and intended to put it on one of his albums, and Roger Troutman, who sings the chorus. A remix of the song is on 2Pac's album "All Eyez on Me," but the original is not, since Dr. Dre planned to release it on an album. Hype Williams directed the music video, which takes place in the desert and is based on the movie "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome."

"My Name Is," Eminem's first single off his debut album "The Slim Shady LP," introduces Slim Shady, the rapper's alter ego. The music video begins with Eminem, wearing a straight jacket, in a therapy session with Dr. Dre, who produced the song. It goes on to imitate and mock television shows and other music videos.

"All of the Lights," featuring Rihanna, is a single from West's album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy." Hype Williams directed the music video, which has images reminiscent of the movie "Enter the Void." It stars West, Rihanna and Kid Cudi. The video uses strobe lights, which caused seizures for some viewers with epilepsy and led to a warning being added to the beginning of the video.

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