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Editorial: Twenty Important Rap Videos From 2007 (Part Two)
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 at 12:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Editorial courtesy of Steve 'Flash' Juon.

[Chamillionaire courtesy Wikimedia Commons]The reason Chamillionaire shows up at the top again is because of the creativity of the "Hip Hop Police" video, a hard hitting song produced by J.R. Rotem, with accompanying visual directed by Marc Klasfeld.

Like the song itself, Chamillionaire is both the protagonist AND the antagonist, being questioned by law enforcement after an unreasonable stop with no prior evidence he had done or was doing anything wrong. Although the song resonates with #BlackLiveIssues prevalent in dealing with law enforcement today, it also very much reflects the times it's from, when many large cities in the U.S. had a "rap task force" specifically to harass and/or arrest hip-hop stars.

Many still do.

Part 1 of the "20 Important Rap Videos of 2007" HERE.

11.) Kanye West - "Stronger"

12.) 50 Cent - "Amusement Park"

13.) MIMS - "This Is Why I'm Hot"

14.) Shawty Lo - "They Know"

15.) Fabolous f/ Ne-Yo - "Make Me Better"

16.) Young Jeezy f/ R. Kelly - "Go Getta"

17.) Cupid - "Cupid Shuffle"

18.) Bone Thugs f/ Akon - "I Tried"

19.) Eve f/ Swizz Beatz - "Tambourine"

20.) Snoop Dogg - "Sensual Seduction"

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