TOP 10 music videos staring hookah !
Lockdown also means watching Youtube videos. From American hip-hop to reggaeton, from trap to electro music, the hookah culture has a strong following among artists around the world. ChichaMaps presents a ranking in number of views on YouTube of music videos that refer to hookah culture, cumulating 3 billion views in total.+ 1 billion views
MIA (Bad Bunny ft. Drake) – + 1 billion views
Little prince of reggaeton, Bad Bunny kicked the music industry with his song MIA, in which we can see the legendary Drake. His plan worked and the video reached more than 1 billion views. The track became the symbol of the reggaeton worldwide explosion, whose artists are hookah lovers. This is how Puerto Rico works. 😉
Bodak Yellow – Cardi B – 880 million views
No need to introduce you to the New York rapper, Cardi B, who smashed the charts starting 2018. Her flagship track ? Bodak Yellow. A music video that features the artist in the desert and palaces of the Middle East. Several scenes of the music video show hookahs, each one more beautiful than the last. Okuuuuuurt !
Hookah – Tyga ft. Young Thug – 450 million views
The music video for the song “Hookah” features weakling Tyga and the bleak Young Thug, stars of the US rap, where they sing a hymn to hookah culture. In jungle settings and hotels with kitsch decor, we travel with these 2 modern-day poets who appreciate a hookah. Young thugs!
Réseaux – Niska – 300 million views
Niska is a French rapper from the south of Paris with a solid reputation as a mood-maker. In this music video, barely after entering a mansion, some festive young women lit a hookah on the balcony. Pouloulou!
La Romana – El Alfa (ft. Bad Bunny) – 145 million views
“Free la hookah!” is the motto shown by the artist El Alfa – here with Bad Bunny – on his t-shirt. A typical artist of the Puerto Rican “latin trap” style, the artist sings “Pasame la hookah”, which means “pass me the hookah”. You get it: El Alfa is just like us, a hookah culture promoter. Fuego!
Vroom Vroom – Soolking – 85 million views
Rapper/singer/dancer, Soolking is Algerian, listened to all around the Medtierranean, from Istanbul to Algiers to Marseilles. His music video Vroom Vroom begins in a classic atmosphere: departure from a hookah bar in the chic districts of Paris with a Lamborghini and a little discreet stoll. But a Mad Max vibe sets in quickly and gives the video its originality. Vroom Vroom!
Territory – The Blaze – 41 million views
The music video for the electro band The Blaze, is perhaps one of the most beautiful of its last 10 years, to sublimate the city of Algiers. A permanent tension, sorrow, love, with a friendly interlude around a few hookahs; no one comes out unscathed from this choreographic explosion in the Algerian capital. 🇩🇿
Shisha – Arbaz Khan – 19 million views
Pioneer and rap star in Pakistan, one of the homelands of hookah, Arbaz Khan sings and raps to the glory of hookah. Halfway between rap and Pakistani music, this music video shot in Dubai shows pretty… hookahs.
Hold You Down – DJ Khaled & guests (Future, Chris Brown) – 15 million views
Another one… DJ Khaled is a flagship American hip-hop producer from Florida. An impressive man who dances oddly and shouts at the beginning of all his songs “we the best music”. This video shot, with big names in hip-hop, presents us an electronic… hookah.
Hookah – Danagog et Davido – 1,3 million views
Afrobeat is becoming more and more popular. Danagog and especially Davido, artists from Lagos, Nigeria’s capital, remind us that hookah culture is present everywhere on the planet. This video offers us happy scenes and conviviality, of which the hookah is a perfect symbol. Chicha a.k.a Hookah!