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3 Rappers that Starred in Alicia Keys’ Music Videos

R&B icon Alicia Keys is now an independent artist after fulfilling her contractual obligations during her 20-year stay at Sony Music. During a recent Genius Twitter space chat where Jay-Z was present, Keys revealed that her new album, KEYS, is her last major label release.

Rap can be a small world and it isn’t unusual to see rappers appearing in other artists’ videos. Alica Keys has worked with 3 rappers in her music videos and they weren’t even featured artists. Check it out.

Method Man

Tical dropped by the “If I Ain’t Got You” video and played the lead actor opposite a frustrated Keys who wants her man to escape the street life.

Mos Def aka Yasiin Bey

Kanye West produced this smooth classic from her The Diary of Alicia Keys album. Yasiin Bey fka Mos Def plays her aloof love interest that orders the same menu item every time he eats at the restaurant where she works.


Common and Alicia Keys have acted together so it wasn’t a surprise when he showed up in her video for the song “Like You’ll Never See Me Again.”