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Hype Williams

Hype Williams was born in July 1970 in Queens, New York, USA as Harold Williams. He is a director and writer, known for Belly (1998), The Game: Documentary (2005) and The Will Smith Music Video Collection (1999). See full bio »
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In this episode of "What to Watch," we talk with the cast of Amazon Studios' "The Man in the High Castle" and the show's creator, Frank Spotnitz.

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 2006 Mobb Deep: Life of the Infamous... The Videos (Video) (segments "Quiet Storm [Remix]", "It's Mine")
 2005 The Game: Documentary (Video documentary) (video "How We Do")
 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 Lyricist Lounge: Hip Hop Video Classics (Video) (video "How About Some Hardcore")
 2002 A Tribe Called Quest: The Video Anthology (Video) (video "1nce Again")
 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 Babyface: A Collection of Hit Videos (Video) (video "This Is For The Lover The In You")
 2000 No Doubt: Ex-Girlfriend (Video short)
 1999 The Will Smith Music Video Collection (Video documentary) (video "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It")
 1999 Making the Video (TV Series documentary) (videos "Satisfy You", "Ex-Girlfriend", "Fire", "Big Pimpin'", "Imagine That", "Lay Low")
 1998 Belly
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Music video: Directed Snoop Dogg video featuring Master P, Nate Dogg, Butch Cassidy & Tha Eastsidaz, "Lay Low". See more »

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Pioneer music video director, his style was defined by fish eye lens work, saturated colors, wide framing, cinematic references, and slow motion sequences. He shot videos with Nas, Mobb Deep, Wu-Tang Clan, and Busta Rhymes just to name a few. He is considered the seminal hiphop music video director of the 90's. See more »


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