As this year comes to a close, the DopeDrops crew and I gathered up everything that was released this year and came up with a top 10 list for a wide range of categories. Today we’re going to be kicking off the Dopest of 2012 with our top ten music videos. So without further adieu, check out our top ten below.
At number 10 sits Odd Future with this cypher-type on the spot visual. They were actually at a photoshoot where they all just said their verses in front of the camera in one take, which is pretty dope.
Pusha T takes #9 with the visuals to his track Exodus 23:1, in which he revisted his hometown of Norfolk, Virginia to shoot.
For #8 we have possibly one of the most heard song of 2012 and that is Mercy featuring Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz.
King Kendrick Lamar snags #7 with the visuals to his lead single off possibly one of the greatest debut albums of the year, GKMC. Swimming Pools (Drank) is a great song and the video makes it even greater.
Earl Sweatshirt takes #6 with his first official music video while being back from Samoa. If you have yet to see, let alone hear this track, you best to get it right now.
This has to be one of the most awesome videos of the year. “Little Danny Brown” takes us on a ride which ultimately ends in him losing his tooth. Check out why this video took spot #5 above.
Lana Del Ray‘s video for her amazing single National Anthem, which features cameos from A$AP Rocky, sits at number 4. With Lana playing Jackie Kennedy and Rocky playing the president, what could get better?
Fresh off of a premiere, A$AP Rocky takes #3 with his latest music video for the title track LongLiveA$AP. The visuals to this video is outstanding and just barely made the cut for 2012. LongLiveA$Ap, in stores January 15th.
For obvious reasons, Kanye West and Jay Z’s Romain Gavras directed video for No Church in the Wild takes spot #2. The concept, the effects, and everything else just screams out dope.
For the moment you’ve all been scrolling for… We’ve got Frank Ocean with Pyramids at the #1 spot. After the outstanding release of his debut album Channel Orange, shortly after we got the visuals to his lead single Pyramids which set the net ablaze.