22. Mobb Deep "Quiet Storm" (1999)
Director: Joseph Kahn
Mobb Deep emerged as a duo representative of NYC's gritty, mid-'90s hip-hop scene. By the time their third LP, 1999's Murda Musik, rolled around, they were still embroiled in their grimy roots, but getting the point across was to be a big budget affair. In spirit, the music video for first single "Quiet Storm" was like a culmination of the decade's action flicks. Prodigy and Havoc star as the visual's anti-heroes, thwarting their SWAT team assailants with missiles, backflips, and an overall impentrenable sense of cool (i.e. penning lyrics under a desk, under machine gun fire)--even in the face of a squad of armed assailants.