2. Vince Staples, "Norf Norf"
Directors: Spike Jordan and Vince Staples
In the video for "Norf Norf," Vince Staples practically rolls his eyes through a hectic trip that takes him from the back of a police car, to central booking, to an interrogation room and to a jail cell. While there were several videos this year with artsy treatments that addressed the maddening state of race relations in America — from Kendrick Lamar's aforementioned "Alright," to Run the Jewels' "Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)," to Staples's own "Señorita" — the comparatively restrained "Norf Norf" may be the most powerful. Staple's performance shows just how normalized and commonplace brutality, intimidation and harassment are for people who must endure them everyday.