Jungle Gym Magazine’s Top Video Picks of 2011Jungle Buzz, Music — By JGM Staff on December 22, 2011 at 10:59 pm
In 2011 having a dope video for your single was quite essential to a lot of music artists, a lot of artists we’re pushing the creative button and making use with the little they had for their videos. There has been 3 major signings this year surrounding the popularity that doesn’t just come from having a dope single but having a trendsetting visual to follow it up. Artists like Kreayshwn, A$AP Rocky and Tyler, The Creator all had bangin’ singles this year and videos with twice as much bang to support it. Videos like Yonkers, which has over 3o million views and probably didn’t cost over 400 dollars to shoot are diamonds in the rough. The art of music videos is becoming more and more competitive, interactive and entertaining. More artists are directing and filming their own videos now-a-days and keeping everything in-house. We have seen and posted tons of creative and entertaining music videos this year, out of the large bunch of videos posted from us this year we chose what we felt was the best ten videos. We feel these ten videos had a large impact on and off the internet, they were creative and strived to originate. In no particular order the 10 videos are listed below, enjoy. Happy Holidays!
Crimson – “Red Black & Green”
(Directed/Edited by Neighborhood Watch. Produced by Bang Bang NYC)
This didn’t get as much views as it deserves but the different shot and edits are so clean and the message is righteous.
Moruf – “Darryl Strawberry”
(Directed by Temi Tokosi & Adam Saewitz)
This video was like The Sandlot meets Boyz N The Hood, they let you know that it does get live in the suburbs of Jersey.
Cody B. Ware – “#33 Forever “
(Directed by Alexander Richter & Tom Gould)
The intro and underground flight club setting is killer. The raw energy is captured and channeled straight to the viewer.
Mr. MFN eXquire – “Huzzah”
(Directed by Vic Reznik)
This video opened up people’s eyes again, it reminded people of what NY Hip Hop is suppose to look and feel like.
Frank Ocean – “Acura Integurl”
(Directed By Dave Wilson)
This video put the face to the voice for Frank Ocean, the man whose mixtape/album had the internet going nuts. The sloe motion shots and close ups are super crispy. Super clean video.
Duck Sauce – “Big Bad Wolf”
( Directed by Keith Schoffield )
Not on was this video comical but the screen play and editing was real clever.
Kreayshawn – “Gucci Gucci”
(Directed By Joseph Zentil & produced by Strange Customs)
This video was an overnight sensation, had over a million views within 2 days. All done independently, shortly after she signed a one million dollar record deal.
The Weeknd – “The Knowing”
(Video by Mikael Colombu)
This is The Weeknd’s debut video which he isn’t in. One of the most “trippiest” and dark music videos put out this year.
A$AP Rocky – “Peso”
(Directed by Abteen Bagheri & A$AP Rocky)
Now it was hard choosing between this & “Purple Swag” which both went viral and took the web by storm. This baby below took A$AP Rocky’s career to new heights.
Tyler, The Creator ft Frank Ocean – “She”
( Directed By Wolf Haley. Filmed By Luis Ponch Perez Produced By Tara Razavi)
Now Yonkers of course is way more popular than this song and video, but to us this video had way more substance and great direction. It showed his full potential.