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ESSENCE Poll: What Is the Most Innovative Music Video of All Time?

Michael Jackson Thriller

Pharrell's new innovative, and borderline genius, 24-hour music video "Happy" has us thinking about other music videos known for pushing the envelope.

There was a time when people couldn't wait for a new Michael Jackson or Missy Elliot video because these artists were always serving up something fresh and unique.

In more recent times we've had stand-outs like Kanye West's "Runaway" music video, which he turned into a 34 minute full-length film. And just this year, Jay Z used his song "Picasso Baby" for the backdrop of his performance art film that debuted on HBO!

We want to know, what do you think is the most innovative music video of all time?

What is the most innovative music video of all time?
"Thriller" - Michael Jackson
"The Rain " - Missy Elliot
"What's It Gonna Be?!" - Busta Rhymes & Janet Jackson
"Runaway" - Kanye West
"Picasso Baby" - Jay Z
Other: Tell us in a comment!
Total votes: 275