Who Is Eif Rivera? The Culture’s Most Underrated Director

Source: Aaron Davidson / Getty

When it comes to legendary hip-hop music video directors, we all know the likes of Hype Williams, Director X and Benny Boom. One of the most underrated yet accomplished directors who doesn’t get enough credit is Eif Rivera. Click inside to check out a gallery of some of his most iconic music videos that you may or may not know that he directed.

Rivera got his start working for Loud Records to create the Air Pun logo and collaborating with Def Jam for Young Jeezy’s Snowman campaign. He even had a Bud Light commercial under his belt. Around the same time, he also worked on artwork for Terror Squad. This helped the industry notice his work, which led to the first video he ever shot (with Fat Joe). About a week after that, he was tapped to go work with Dr. Dre. That connection resulted in Rivera meeting Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson. It’s safe to say the rest was history.

50 Cent and Rivera have gone on to shoot over 45+ videos together. Although he has only been in the game since 2011, he has made his name as one of the most respected and requested directors in recent memory. In that relatively short amount of time, he has worked with the likes of Mary J. Blige, Diddy, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber and Cardi B just to name a few. The self-taught Bronx native has gained the respect of his hip-hop peers by amassing billions of views for his videos. He has continued to show his love for his craft by creating visionary videos that remind viewers of the golden age of directors.

Unsurprisingly, he didn’t just stop at making music videos. In 2020, he made his television directorial debut when the sixth episode of the first season of Starz’s Power Book II: Ghost entitled ‘Good vs. Evil’ aired. Since then, he’s directed episodes of the shows For Life, FBI and Chicago P.D. In just this year alone, he’s worked on Power Book III: Raising Kanan, Power Book IV: Force, BMF and Wu-Tang: An American Saga. For his work on For Life, he was nominated for an Emmy. There’s no doubt that he’s going to continue to push the envelope and deliver timeless work. For now, let’s give him his flowers for what he has already contributed to the culture.

Here’s a gallery of some of our favorite videos that Eif Rivera has directed!

The post Who Is Eif Rivera? The Culture’s Most Underrated Director appeared first on NewsOne.

Help Stop Hate! Spread Love

Widely disseminated misinformation is extremely harmful and serves as a catalyst for hatred, violence and prejudice of every kind. This is counterproductive to the unification and strengthening of a nation. News outlets and journalists have a major responsibility to maintain a high degree of partiality and truthfulness that many Americans feel is not being honored. ADL, the Anti-Semitism Defense League is dedicated to offering impartial education on issues involving anti-Semitism to help Americans make informed decisions. A not-for-profit public service organization powered by Love, ADL provides free resources that educate society on anti-Semitism and ways to work together to combat the ancient hatred while promoting equality and prosperity for all people.

Free Download


Featured Articles

Breach of Contract and Conspiracy to Deprive of Civil Rights: An Evaluation of Potential Legal Claims and Criminal Charges Stemming from the Defamatory Social Lynching of Kyrie Irving

Basketball star Kyrie Irving captured the media’s attention when he faced allegations of anti-Semitism due to a social media post containing a link to the film, “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America.” Succumbing to external pressure, Irving removed the controversial post and offered a public apology. Nonetheless, upon further examination of the circumstances, it appears that Irving might have been criminally deprived of his rights, and could potentially possess a legal claim against his former employer for violating contractual terms.

Send Us A Message

News & Opinions