21. Method Man "Bring the Pain" (1994)
Director: Diane Martel
Method Man's debut solo single from Tical is a weird, menacing, girtty-like-nothing-before it affair. But how to portray that subtly intimidating sound in a video? Try Meth rapping about an inner-city bus with whited-out eyes, and his crew just wil-wait a sec, did Meth just steal someone's cell phone? Yes, this was the Method Man that Method Man wanted to get America to know: Not a blinged-out rapped who'd made it, intent on stunting around New York as its new reigning rap king, but as a guy who will still get on the subway, looking like shit, and steal your cell phone. It's weird, and amazing, and nobody else but Method Man could have pulled it off.