25. Montell Jordan "This Is How We Do It" (1995)
Director: Hype Williams
Album: This Is How We Do It
Let's be honest: Despite his various hits, the one song everyone knows from Montell Jordan is "This Is How We Do It." As well, they should, it's a great song and was a huge hit that still gets burn today. It aged so gracefully that we're all willing to forgive the misguided rapping. Believe it or not, it became the first Def Jam single to hit hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 so you knowthe video got heavy rotation back in the day.
The party was definitely up on the West Side. For one, the whole card playing routine reminds us of scenes in Menace To Society. Plus, the house party vibes are similar to the film House Party but also, Snoop's "Gin And Juice" video, which dropped a year prior. And finally, when Montell sports the dark shades and leans against the wall (all R&B videos must have singers leaning against the wall), we can't help but smirk and think he's channelling The D.O.C. No one can do it better? -Insanul Ahmed