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Check Out The Poster For Kanye West’s Yeezus Movie, Written By Bret Easton Ellis

If you thought the Yeezus talk might finally be dying out … you thought wrong. The newest incarnation of Yeezus will be a film of the same name, directed by Hype Williams. There was a trailer released in February, but since then, things have been quiet and mysterious on the Yeezus front. That was, until… More »

By: Sam Behrens / May 1, 2014 - 2:06 pm

Future – “I Won” (Feat. Kanye West) Video

The celebratory and sentimental Future/Kanye collab “I Won” now has a video to go along with it. The video’s a subdued, mostly black-and-white affair featuring some of the sexiest dancing on a beach since Beyoncé danced on a beach for her “Drunk In Love” video. In case you missed it, Future also shared his AndréMore »

By: James Rettig / April 17, 2014 - 10:44 pm

Kanye Confirms Yeezus Film Coming To Theaters

Kanye West’s Yeezus, Stereogum’s favorite album of last year, is about to become a movie. Hype Williams, inarguably the greatest rap-video director of all time, has directed a movie about Kanye’s Yeezus tour. Williams’s only previous feature film was Belly, the narratively jangled but visually ravishing 1998 Nas/DMX vehicle, and it was always a national… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 27, 2014 - 3:13 pm

Beyoncé (Feat. Jay Z) – “Drunk In Love” Video

Beyoncé brought much delight to everyone (even those of us who already published our best albums lists) when she released her stunning 17-song visual album Beyoncé by surprise around midnight EST last Thursday. As Billboard reports, the album racked up more than 430,000 in sales (and a whopping 80,000 in its first three hours online,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 16, 2013 - 12:53 pm

Beyoncé Just Released A Surprise Album

Bey just surprised everyone by releasing her self-titled fifth solo album exclusively on iTunes. The BEYONCÉ “visual album” includes 14 songs — featuring musical collaborations with Jay Z, Drake, Frank Ocean, Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland, Justin Timberlake, Blue Ivy, The-Dream, Sia, Miguel, Hit-Boy, Caroline Polachek, Noah “40” Shebib, and others — and… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 13, 2013 - 12:31 am

DJ Khaled & Kanye West – “I Wish You Would”/”Cold” Video (Feat. Rick Ross & Kim Kardashian)

Hear’s the visually impressive combo clip for “I Wish You Would” & “Cold,” a six-minute long Hype Williams construction featuring West, Khaled and Rozay holding down an underground tunnel. Real talk, though — is it better than the fan video with the kid rapping, a la Danny Brown’s “Grown Up“/Biggie’s “Sky Is The Limit“? Watch… More »

By: Corban Goble / August 14, 2012 - 8:36 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

If you need a quick crash-course in why music videos are not what they once were, have a look at Alex Pappademas’s celebration of the great Hype Williams in Grantland. Plenty of great music video directors are working today, but none of them are bringing the sheer opulent visual verve that Hype had at hi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 20, 2012 - 3:15 pm

Jack White – “Freedom At 21″ Video

Last week, Hype Williams and Jack White posted up the trailer to “Freedom At 21″‘s video. As a general rule, video content that is just over two minutes shouldn’t be granted a trailer, but Hype and White are brands unto themselves, and if anything it was an indication that they were “going for it.” And… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 16, 2012 - 10:33 am

Preview Jack White’s Hype Williams-Directed “Freedom At 21″ Video

Jack White and Hype Williams will connect for White’s forthcoming “Freedom At 21″ video, and today they posted a short teaser for the clip, revealing that they’re really going for the blown-out B-movie aesthetic. Also, fluorescent colors! Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 12, 2012 - 12:49 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Lots of good music videos this week! Serial killers! Shadow-puppet dogs! Primary colors! Air rifles! Inexplicably clownish rap-star art direction! Members of the extended Stereogum family! There’s just a lot to like in this week’s batch, as you can see for yourself below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 27, 2012 - 12:35 pm

Nicki Minaj – “Stupid Hoe” Video

Nicki busted out “Stupid Hoe” late last year before promising an accompanying clip to drop this week, and though it’s coming in late Friday, she’s a woman of her word! And, my stars, is it a flashy, sugared-out affair. Hype Williams — who else? — directs. And like many other Hype Williams clips, I haven’t… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 20, 2012 - 6:00 pm

Lil Wayne – “6 Foot 7 Foot” Video

In which a hip hop artist pairs his future-forward flow with a movie reference from yesteryear. But you can pardon Lil Wayne for being a shade off the beat in building “6 Foot 6 Foot”‘s video around Inception because of how during that time he was starring his own feature length incarceration. Another good reaso… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 3, 2011 - 10:47 am

Kanye West – “All Of The Lights” Video

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’s most triumphant brass fanfare meets the Star Wars font it was always intended for, along with a cameo from Rihanna with Ye on top of a cop car and Cudi in red leather, both MJ style (our [redacted] dead) and a nod to Enter The Void’s opening title sequence, all… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 19, 2011 - 4:39 pm

Hype Williams – “The Throning” & “Untitled”

Not that guy. This Hype Williams is the sneaky, lo-fi, dubbed (and weeded)-out, art world-ready electro/bedroom-based project of London’s D. Blunt (aka Roy Blunt aka Roy Nnawuchi) and Estonia’s Inga Copeland (aka Karen Glass?). Like a number of young artists, or people acting like young artists, they live between London and Berlin. Their second (and… More »

By: brandon / December 15, 2010 - 11:43 am

Kanye West – “Runaway” Video

At long last here’s the 35-minute short film Kanye briefly teased at the VMAs last month. The usual suspects — Pusha T, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj (in a Brit accent), and Bon Iver — make vocal assists, and allegedly 90% of this soundtrack will appear on the forthcoming LP. “Runaway” (written by Hype Williams and shot… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 23, 2010 - 8:43 pm

Drake & Friends’ BBall Video

Drake performs on a two-story platform that is on fire, but it’s not any worse than Kanye West’s performance in absolute darkness, or Weezy’s refusal to even get up off the couch to deliver his verse, or Eminem’s 2002-sports-drink-commercial-soundstage. Good job, Hype Williams. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 23, 2009 - 10:35 am

New Kanye West (Feat. Young Jeezy) Video – “Amazing”

It is possible that Kanye will make a video for every one of 808s’ heartbreaks. And that could be fun. This new one, directed by Hype Williams and shot in Hawaii, however, strikes me as an elaborate excuse for Kanye to write off a recent trip with Hype Williams to Hawaii. We can all agree… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 24, 2009 - 11:06 am

New Common (Feat. Pharrell) Video – “Universal Mind Control”

In July Common released the two-track Announcement EP, which was really just that: an announcement that there was a new record on the way, of which Pharrell Williams figured to be a big part. The EP’s Neptunes-produced/Pharrell-featuring pair of songs — “Announcement” and “Universal Mind Control” — double as the first two cuts on Common’… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 7, 2008 - 11:46 am