10 Best Music Videos of 2017

Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and more of the year in visuals

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6. Young Thug, "Wyclef Jean"

Directors: Ryan Staake and Young Thug
Had Young Thug's original plans for the "Wyclef Jean" video actually come together, it probably wouldn't have moved the needle like this viral hit. After Young Thug showed up 10 hours late to his own shoot and then didn't even step in front of the cameras before driving off, he inadvertently set off a revealing examination of the creative process. Relying on text captions to tell a meta-narrative about what actually goes into making a music video, director Ryan Staake shows how something great can come from a fiasco when you've got a self-mocking sense of humor and just the right amount of bitterness. 

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