Art Direction, Motion Design & Illustration by Patrick Hosmer

Video Twins: Ice Cube and Weird Al

Added on by Patrick Hosmer.

What do these two artists have in common? They both have music videos that show you exactly what the lyrics are saying.

Cube says breakfast, show him eating breakfast. Weird Al says fanny pack, show a close up of the fanny pack. My favorite: Ice Cube says, "Woke her up around 1," while we see him waking up a sleeping woman with a clock in the foreground reading 1:00. This kind of literal video-making has always been a hallmark of comedy and hip hop. These two dudes were just the best at it.