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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

You would've never expected Metallica to be the next A-list artist to try out the whole "visual album" thing, but that happened this week. They…
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2016 - 2:46 pm

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

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

Straight To Video

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

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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