There were many hot videos released this summer and sorting through all to pick the top 15 was quite a challenge. As hip-hop presented an array of visuals that varied in content, collaboration, and rhythm; there was certainly a vivid assortment to select from. With small timers coming in for the kill and big timers once again solidifying their spots in the game, both parties continued to partake in the age-old battle for the throne.

Scroll through XXL's hottest hip-hop videos of the summer and witness for yourself the creativity disbursed visually in the summer of 2013. As fall approaches, hip-hop can only hope that the imaginativeness will carry on through the next season, old or new serving up videos that go deeper than just something to view.—Miranda Johnson (@Randa_writes) & Eric Diep