6 Hip-Hop Mini Movies You're Sleep On

Updated: Jan 13



Remember just a couple years ago when music videos were somewhat obsolete? Well yeah those days are over and I couldn't be happier. Many hip hop artists have taken that next step by creating mini movies/documentaries to help promote and drop their projects. It elevates their music and the arts as a whole. Allowing artists to show off their directing or acting skills, or just simply exposing a more personal side to themselves.

Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover, even dropped his album cover in the middle of a scene of his hit FX show "Atlanta" (shown above). As Hip-Hop grows older, it's great to see so many artists taking using their platform to uplift the culture. Thanks Ice Cube for paving the way.

Check out my top 6 and comment below with your favorite video.

J. Cole - Eyez

Live studio sessions, intimate conversions, and videos for both "Everybody Gotta Die" & "False Prophets"


Rick Ross ft. Gucci Mane & 2 Chainz - Buy Back The Block

Watch Renzel & Gucci give up washing cars as they link with Tity Boy to inspire the hood to invest in property in our communities.


Common - Black America Again

Collabing with Ava Duvernay, director of "13th Amendment" & "Selma", Common delivers soulful freestyles as he walks through the hood.


Drake - "Child's Play"

Drizzy gets into a heated argument with Tyra Banks, then gathers himself by hitting the strip joint. (Apple Music subscribers can watch longer mini movie "Please Forgive Me" here)


Vince Staples - Prima Madonna

The young artist/media personality/host, gives us a taste of what it's like to deal with the fame, fans, and how it all can go to your head.


SchoolBoy Q - Untitled

Groovy Q dropped his mini movie in 3 parts, each one helping paint the full picture on the effects of Street life. "Crips & Bloods the older new slaves. Let's put the rags down & raise our kids."

By Any Means Pt. 1


Tookie Knows Pt. 2


Black Thought Pt. 3


#HipHop #JCole #Drake

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