Written by Jake Davis (@JakeDavisFilms)

Music videos have always been a great source of style inspiration. The hip-hop genre in particular is one of the most forward and influential of all visual mediums. I put together some of the videos that have had a great influence on me way before I started directing them.

By no means is this list definitive but hopefully you'll discover some gems you didn't know about or revisit a classic you haven't seen in a while. You might even pick up some style tips along the way. Thank you to Complex for the opportunity to share some of the work that has helped shape my own.

Jake Davis is a New York-based filmmaker known for his award-winning music videos for artists like Drake, Trey Songz, and Wiz Khalifa.