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Lionel C. Martin

Lionel C. Martin is known for his work on How to Be a Player (1997), Longshot (2001) and Video Music Box (1983). See full bio »

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Known For

How to Be a Player
Longshot Director
Video Music Box
Video Music Box Director


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 1992-1993 Out All Night (TV Series) (main title design - 19 episodes)
- Taking Care of Business (1993) ... (main title design)
- Mall in the Family (1993) ... (main title design)
- Under My Thumb (1993) ... (main title design)
- The Tenant's Commandments (1993) ... (main title design)
- The Way We Were (1993) ... (main title design)
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 2005 Hip Hop Harry Music Makers (Video short)
 2005 Hip Hop Harry Perfect Picnic (Video short)
 2004 20th Century Masters: The Best of 'The Temptations' - The DVD Collection (Video short) (videos "Stay", "Time After Time")
 2003 R. Kelly: The R. in R&B - The Video Collection (Video) (video "Honey Love")
 2001 Longshot
 1999 Negative Exposure (TV Movie)
 1997 Snoop Dogg: The Vapors (Video short)
 1983 Video Music Box (TV Series) (as Lionel 'Vid Kid' Martin)
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 2017 Where's the Soul (Documentary) (post-production)
 2016 Unsung Hollywood (TV Series documentary)
- Bill Bellamy (2016) ... Himself
 2014 Unsung (TV Series documentary)
- Hi-Five (2014) ... Himself
 2009 Who Stole the Soul? (Documentary)
 1983 Video Music Box (TV Series)
Himself (as Lionel 'Vid Kid' Martin)

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Other Works:

Directed Music Video "It's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday" by Boyz II Men See more »

Alternate Names:

Lionel 'Vid Kid' Martin

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Was one of the hosts of the legendary show "Video Music Box," one of the first television shows to feature hip-hop videos, along with Ralph McDaniels. "Video Music Box" aired on public television (WNYC) in New York from 1984 until 1995, when then-mayor Rudy Giuliani sold the station, which was the only television station in the United states owned by a city, to a private firm.


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