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Hype Williams

Williams attended Adelphi University. He first displayed his work by tagging local billboards, storefronts, and playgrounds using HYPE as his graffiti tag. His graffiti style was influenced by artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His big break came when he began working with Classic Concepts Video Productions. Lionel "Vid Kid" ... See full bio »


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 2018 Nicki Minaj: Barbie Dreams (Video short)
 2017 Tyga Feat. Desiigner: Gucci Snakes (Video short)
 2016-2017 Love Advent (TV Series short) (11 episodes)
- Shanina Shaik (2017)
- Nina Agdal (2017)
- Hannah Ferguson (2017)
- Elsa Hosk (2016)
- Joan Smalls (2016)
 2015 Puff Daddy & The Family: Workin (Video short)
 2015 Adam Lambert: Ghost Town (Video short)
 2015 Jennifer Lopez: Feel the Light (Video short)
 2013 Beyoncé: Blow (Video short)
 2013 Meek Mill: Levels (Video short)
 2012 Nicki Minaj: Va Va Voom (Video short)
 2012 Nicki Minaj: Stupid Hoe (Video short)
 2011 Kanye West: All of the Lights (Video short)
 2010 Ke$ha: We R Who We R (Video short)
 2010 M.I.A: Xxxo (Video short) (uncredited)
 2009 Jamie Foxx Ft. T-Pain: Blame It (Video short)
 2009 Diddy - Dirty Money: Angels (Video short)
 2009 Big Sean: Getcha Some (Video short)
 2009 Kanye West: Heartless (Short)
 2008 Coldplay: Viva La Vida, Version 1 (Video short)
 2007 Ne-Yo: Go on Girl (Video short)
 2007 Kanye West: Stronger (Video short)
 2006 Kanye West: Drive Slow (Video short)
 2006 T.A.T.u: Gomenasai (Video short)
 2006 John Legend: Heaven (Video short)
 2006 Mobb Deep: Life of the Infamous... The Videos (Video) (segments "Quiet Storm [Remix]", "It's Mine")
 2006 Ne-Yo: So Sick (Video short)
 2005 The Game: Documentary (Video documentary) (video "How We Do")
 2005 Ashanti: Only U (Short)
 2004 The Game Feat. 50 Cent: How We Do (Video short)
 2004 New Edition: Hot 2Nite (Video short)
 2004 The Notorious B.I.G.: Ready to Die - The Remaster (Video short) (videos "Big Poppa", "Warning", "One More Chance")
 2004 Nas: Video Anthology Vol. 1 (Video) (segments "If I Ruled the World", "Street Dreams", "Hate Me Now")
 2004 Bad Boy's 10th Anniversary... The Hits (Video) (videos "Big Poppa", "I'll Be Missing You", "Mo Money Mo Problems")
 2003 R. Kelly: The R. in R&B - The Video Collection (Video) (videos "Down Low", "Gotham City")
 2003 Ashanti: Rain on Me (Short)
 2003 Lyricist Lounge: Hip Hop Video Classics (Video) (video "How About Some Hardcore")
 2002 A Tribe Called Quest: The Video Anthology (Video) (video "1nce Again")
 2002 Boyz II Men: The Color of Love (Video short) (segment director)
 2001 Jessica Simpson: A Little Bit (Video short)
 2001 Aaliyah: Rock the Boat (Video short) (uncredited)
 2001 R. Kelly: - The Videos (Video documentary) (video "Home Alone")
 2001 MTV 20: Jams (Video) (video "This Is How We Do It")
 2001 Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott: Hits of Miss E... The Videos, Volume 1 (Video documentary short) (videos "The Rain [Supa Dupa Fly]", "She's a Bitch")
 2001 DMX: No Sunshine (Video short)
 2001 Babyface: A Collection of Hit Videos (Video) (video "This Is For The Lover The In You")
 2000 Busta Rhymes: Fire (Video short)
 2000 R. Kelly: Bad Man (Video short)
 2000 No Doubt: Ex-Girlfriend (Video short)
 2000 Jay-Z Feat. UGK: Big Pimpin' (Video short)
 1999 Missy Elliott: She's a Bitch (Video short)
 1999 TLC: No Scrubs (Video short) (uncredited)
 1999 The Will Smith Music Video Collection (Video documentary) (video "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It")
 1999 Q-Tip: Vivrant Thing (Video short)
 1999 Making the Video (TV Series documentary) (videos "Satisfy You", "Ex-Girlfriend", "Fire", "Big Pimpin'", "Imagine That", "Lay Low")
 1999 Nas Feat. Puff Daddy: Hate Me Now (Video short)
 1998 Busta Rhymes: Gimme Some More (Video short)
 1998 Belly
 1998 R. Kelly: Half on a Baby (Video short)
 1997 R. Kelly: Gotham City (Remix) (Video short)
 1997 Usher: Nice and Slow (Video short)
 1997 Will Smith: Gettin' Jiggy Wit It (Video short)
 1997 Mase: Feel So Good (Video short)
 1997 Mary J. Blige: Everything (Video short)
 1997 R. Kelly: Gotham City (Video short)
 1996 D'Angelo: Lady (Video short)
 1996 R. Kelly: I Believe I Can Fly (Video short)
 1996 Nas: Street Dreams (Video short)
 1996 LL Cool J: Doin' It (Video short)
 1996 R. Kelly: Thank God It's Friday (Video short)
 1995 Brandy: Sittin' Up in My Room (Video short)
 1995 Naughty by Nature: Craziest (Video short)
 1995 Warren G: So Many Ways (Video short)
 1995 Boyz II Men: Vibin' (Video short)
 1995 Adina Howard: Freak Like Me (Video short)
 1995 Brandy: Baby (Video short)
 1995 The Notorious B.I.G.: Big Poppa (Video short)
 1995 The Notorious B.I.G.: Warning (Video short)
 1994 Usher: Think of You (Video short)
 1994 Jodeci: Feenin' (Video short)
 1993 Positive K: I Got a Man (Video short)
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Directed Aaliyah in her final music video, "Rock the Boat," which was completed several hours before her tragic death in a plane crash. See more »


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