Do you think that you know everything there is to know about the hip-hop hits of the 2000's? If so, you've come to the right quiz! It's one thing to know your hip-hop hits, but you might find that matching these 2000's music video images to their hits is more difficult than finishing the lyrics, or pairing the artist to the hit. After all, it doesn't take much to refresh those old memories. Recapping a couple of the lines, or hearing the beat can get you reminiscing in no time. However, music videos are almost a thing of the past. In the 2000's, you could still cut on MTV, VH1, or BET and find music videos, instead of endless bouts of screaming matches on reality TV.
Of course, you can still watch music videos on sites like YouTube, or Vevo, but let's be honest... How often do we really have time to stop and look up old music videos? Sure, you might look up a new song when it come out, but when was the last time you binged on old videos? The hip-hop videos from the 2000s were the absolute best! That was when rap had first began to blend with r&b, pop, and dance. Nelly was collaborating with Kelly Rowland, Justin Timberlake with Timbaland, and Missy Elliot with Gwen Stefani. Outkast was coining terms like eargasms, while Ludacris urged people to Stand Up, but it was the music videos that filled in the blanks of the hip-hop hits that told stories. Or, flooded your TV with bright colors, video vixens, fancy cars, and new dance steps.
So, do you think you know the hip-hop hits of the 2000's? Let's see if you can match the 2000's hip-hop music video image to the hit to prove it!
1This hip-hop song was relatively simple, but was named the most popular rap song of the decade by Billboard. What hit was it?
This hit came out in September of 2004 and didn't do well, at first. However, its simple beat, catchy hook, and already popular phrase brought it to the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 list, by December. It was Snoop Dogg's first time at #1. The song and video were both relatively simple with tongue clicks, bass drum, and keyboard sounds. The video was in black and white, had various women doing what the hook asked, and Snoop doing the crip walk dance step. It also featured a Phantom, Cadillac, Snoop's sons and Pharrell. What hit was it?
2Before Fat Joe and Remy Ma were All the Way Up, they were leanin'. What hit were they leanin' to?
This video came from Terror Squad's 2004 hit from their True Story album. It had lots of honeys. Hot, fast cars. Money was thrown by Fat Joe and Remy Ma. The video kicked off with some little kids sitting on the steps of an apartment building in anticipation of seeing Terror Squad. Kevin Hart made a cameo appearance on the steps, too. The video also had Fat Joe, Remy Ma, and the rest of Terror Squad doing doing the Rockaway dance. The song was one of the hottest hits of the year. Which hit was it?