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2015 In Review

The 50 Best Music Videos Of 2015

When I put this list together last year, the big story was the emergence of auteurs in the online era of the music video. For…
Tom Breihan | December 16, 2015 - 11:08 am

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Missy Elliott’s 10 Best Videos

It's the summer of 1997. I'm crashed out at a friend's house, waiting out the three days between sessions at the summer camp where I…
Tom Breihan | November 17, 2015 - 10:39 am

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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The best video of the week isn't a video at all. It's the movie that plays in your head when you listen to Dr. Dre's…
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2015 - 4:20 pm

More Hype Williams stories

Watch St. Vincent, Missy Elliott, Courtney Love, & Marilyn Manson In Marc Jacobs Promo Video

As part of New York Fashion Week festivities, famed music video director Hype Williams shot a three-minute music video for fashion designer Marc Jacobs. Set…
Chris DeVille | September 8, 2016 - 9:28 am

Puff Daddy – “Auction” (Feat. Lil Kim, Styles P, & King Los) Video

Late last year, Diddy, going back to his old Puff Daddy moniker, released the shockingly strong free mixtape MMM. The videos he's released since have,…
Tom Breihan | February 22, 2016 - 11:59 am

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Missy Elliott’s 10 Best Videos

It's the summer of 1997. I'm crashed out at a friend's house, waiting out the three days between sessions at the summer camp where I…
Tom Breihan | November 17, 2015 - 10:39 am

Puff Daddy & The Family – “Workin” Video

Last week, Sean "Diddy" Combs went back to his old Puff Daddy moniker and released the shockingly strong free mixtape MMM. The one advance single…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2015 - 10:46 am

Gaspar Noé Says Kanye West’s “All Of The Lights” Video Ripped Him Off

The director Gaspar Noé opened his 2010 movie Enter The Void with a frantic, hallucinatory opening-credits sequence, showing huge letters flashing onscreen at seizure-inducing speeds.
Tom Breihan | November 3, 2015 - 10:09 am

Puff Daddy & The Family – “Finna Get Loose” (Feat. Pharrell) Video

Earlier this summer, Diddy revealed the old Puff Daddy & The Family name to release the ridiculously funky Pharrell collab "Finna Get Loose," the best…
Tom Breihan | August 6, 2015 - 2:10 pm

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…
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…
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,…
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
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…
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…
Corban Goble | August 14, 2012 - 8:36 am

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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…
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…
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…
Corban Goble | July 12, 2012 - 12:49 pm

Straight To Video

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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Brandon Stosuy | 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…
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…
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…
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…
Amrit Singh | October 7, 2008 - 11:46 am