A bandolier? Not even Gucci Mane would try that one.

So the other day Tony Yayo dropped the video for a new track called "Bullet Whistle," and our immediate reaction was: yaaaaawn "sweet fancy Brady Bill, we hope your P.O. doesn't see this." Everyone's favorite predicate felon packs more guns than a little bit, and at one point JUGGLES A MOTHERFUCKIN' GRENADE. That's not gangsta, that's Modern Warfare 2.

But it did get us thinking about how rare it was to see firepower in a video nowadays; once upon a time, before shiny suits and iTunes, rappers would flash enough jammies to make the ATF blush. So we went back and compiled 10 of our favorite artillery displays—and trust, all of these give you more bang for the buck-buck.

Ice-T "High Rollers" (1988)
• This single off of Ice-T's sophomore album, Power, featured this portrayal of the life of a high roller (surprise!), which supposedly includes having Uzi- and AK-toting guards at your pool parties. Ice can keep the dudes with the guns, we'll take hotties rockin' the two-pieces. More than 20 years later Ice still packs that heat (ayo!)... legally, as Detective Tutuola on NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit! His wife, for what it's worth, still has the biggest cannons.

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N.W.A "Always Into Somethin'" (1991)
• This video was made for the single off of the Niggaz4Life album, which was released two years after Ice Cube departed from the group. What do you do when you lose the dopest lyricist in your crew? Triggaz4life!

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Spice 1 "Welcome to the Ghetto" (1992)
• Gats were a video staple in early '90s West Coast videos, whether down in Compton like N.W.A or up north in the Bay like Spice 1 in this video from of his self-titled album. How are you supposed to call yourself the East Bay Killa without at least a 9mm, Uzi, and a 12-gauge? And how did it take another 15 years for something like this to happen?

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Live Squad "Heartless" (1992)
• The Queens-based group (and Tupac frenemies) dropped this single off their debut album... an album that was never released due to their being dropped from Tommy Boy in 1993 for being "too hardcore." You think Tommy would've figured that out while budgeting a video that manages to squeeze four murders into less than four minutes.

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Onyx "Throw Ya Gunz" (1993)
• This single off of their debut album Bacdafucup saw just about everyone in the deep crew holding something. Because how hardcore is your group if you're packing heat but your right hand man isn't? Weed carriers need to stay strapped too! Side note: remember when Sticky Fingaz used to tear up every single Onyx song? And now he just has dinner with white people on TV.

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Scarface "Hand of a Dead Body" (1994)
• 'Face dropped this one off his classic third album The Diary to illustrate that the only thing more scary than gangsters with more ammunition than a small country is the police with that same full arsenal. And possibly Joan Rivers' face.

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Young Jeezy "Trap or Die Gangsta Grillz Freestyle" (2005)
• Jeezy dropped this one for a Smack DVD back when his beef with Gucci Mane was popping off crazy. Beef means war, so why not break out the entire arsenal of .45s, AKs, and Uzis? But was featuring your preteen-lookin'-ass homie really necessary? Shit is a little ridiculous nowadays.

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J. R. Writer "Where You At" (2007)
• Dipset member J. R. Writer strapped up and went to war in this one—literally. Well, if "war" means "video hoes gyrating on AK-47s." Too bad it was just a video; the tanks, guns, and even the girl with the AK could have come in handy when J.R. got caught slippin' in CT that same year.

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50 Cent "Funeral Music" (2007)
• While feuding with Cam'ron, Fif dropped this clip, which he shot at his crib in Connecticut. It features everything from a custom rhinestone-encrusted pink gat with 50's name emblazoned on it to a shooting range. Yes, in his house. What, aggressive content has to stop at the front door?

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Pill "Trap Goin' Ham" (2009)
• ATL's newest trapstar Pill dropped the video for his dopeboy anthem last summer. His homie holding an assault rifle while guarding isn't even the gulliest part—that honor goes to either him literally cooking crack on the stove or the under-aged youngun' being used as the video girl. That shit had our eyeballs goin' ham. Ham!

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