The rap video has been around since the early '80s, and in its 30-plus years of existence has seen a wild transformation creatively. Technology has a bit to do with that, as well as the concepts that artists and directors have thought up to deliver something visually satiating for the viewers.
Even with the creative expansion, a number of rappers these days seemed to have settled on a set of unwritten guidelines for making a video. Sometimes, it almost feels like you're watching the same video, just with a different artist. Whether it's cracking a bottle of champagne, throwing racks in the strip club, or lighting up some reefer, rappers can get pretty predictable in front of a camera. These are the 15 Worst Rap Video Clichés (in GIF Form).