7. A Tribe Called Quest "Scenario" (1992)
Director: Jim Swaffield
The video for "Scenario," the legendary posse cut off A Tribe Called Quest's Low End Theory, features the group and their guests from Leaders of the New School performing the song, with cameos from Redman, Spike Lee, Native Tongues affiliates De La Soul and Brand Nubian, and more. Only: They're performing inside of a computer screen while someone adjusts screen filters and artist outfits like a video game create-a-player sequence, echoing a message that was oh-so-distinctly Tribe: Look at the way people want to play with rap, and rappers, as if we can be sequenced. The politics of it aside, it's still all fun: The scene with Phife Dawg trying on different hair styles is pure comedy, but more importantly, this was the moment of "holyshitwhoisthatguy?!" when Busta Rhymes, came on screen, and delivered his show-stealing verse, in a flurry of undeniably magnetic presence, gone in a flash..