Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Interview Magazine Talks To Hype Williams

Quick sit-down with one of the biggest music video directors of all time. 20 years in the business? Damn.

Legendary music video and film director Hype Williams is the man behind the music video for almost every ass-shaking hip-hop megahit of the last two decades—starting in 1991 with BWP's "We Want Money," and continuing right up through this year, with Lil Wayne's video for "6 Foot 7 Foot," which premiered earlier this month. (We're so obsessed with the video that we created a guide to sampling its fashion.) He's a man with an inimitable style, and an enviable Rolodex—in '95 alone, he filmed nearly 30 videos for acts from Brandy to Boyz II Men to Outkast to ODB, and he hasn't slowed down since. We chatted with Hype about the "6 Foot 7 Foot" video, the directors who influenced him, being the last of the Mohicans, and the first time he met Lil Wayne—which obviously involved the Diddy Jet).

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