The music video is making a comeback, in a big way. More and more, we are seeing artists take the time (and the money) to invest in a visual that is truly a piece of art, or at least, a piece of cinematic creativity. This year proved to be an eventful one when it comes to hip-hop and r'n'b music videos. We received quite a few music videos that contained a message, music videos that parodied pop culture or else influenced it, music videos that seemed like movies. These were all factors we considered when debating and deciding on the Hottest Music Videos of 2015. No, we are not relegating the word 'hot' to the 'sexiest' videos, these are videos that go above and beyond the norm, whether it's simply a matter of quality, social commentary, or cinematography.
Click through to find out our top 25 picks.