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Hype Williams has been making music videos since the early 90’s. With budgets that rivaled independent movies, Williams has worked with everyone in the game from The Notorious B.I.G. to Beyonce. Here’s a look at some of the 15 best Hype Williams music videos
The Notorious B.I.G. – “Big Poppa”
The Notorious B.I.G. made waves with his first single “Juicy” but it was his second single “Big Poppa” that really helped put the Brooklyn emcee on the map. Set inside of a brownstone with a club-type atmosphere, Biggie said his rhymes while party-goers danced and others gambled over a game of dice. There were plenty of cameos in the video as well, including Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans, Busta Rhymes, Heavy D and of course Sean “Puffy” Combs, who was there in a hot tub full of women along with his then-girlfriend Misa Hylton-Brim.
Pardon me for starting off this post so cliche but has any other image in recent memory proven the phrase “a picture says a thousand words” so much as this one?
All day people have been going ham on the spread inside Vogue’s latest issue which features Kanye and Kim on the cover, but the photo that’s single-handedly threatened to break the Internet is this Vogue North West Kimye selfie pic, which no one can deny captures this couple’s true essence.
I believe writer Matt Novak said it best when he wrote: “This photo is going to be taught in every media studies course of the next 100 years.”
this photo is going to be taught in every media studies course of the next 100 years pic.twitter.com/u1fbSfEVbb
— Matt Novak (@paleofuture) March 24, 2014
That’s exactly the sentiment I had when I looked at this shot, and that thought was quickly followed by another, which was: And I bet Kanye and Kim don’t even get it.
Caption this pic and tell us what — if anything — you think was going through the West family’s head when they were asked to take this photo. Are they still playing the media and consumers or are they getting played this time around?
This week we were elated, shocked and disgusted by the news!
First and foremost, we fell in love with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s Vogue cover. Love or hate ‘em, the couple looked gorgeous and we even got an adorable peek at North West in their family photo shoot. On the subject of marriage, Kevin Hart opened up to Oprah about his infidelity issues with his first wife, Torrei Hart. Erica Campbell of Mary Mary, even noted she and her husband, Warryn Campbell have had similar issues. Speaking of gospel singers, Tye Tribbet noted homosexuality is absolutely normal but it may not be God’s best for you.
In other absurd news, actress Countess Vaughn suffered from a skin infection because of lace front wigs. A man bit of his baby son’s nose because he would not stop crying. Also, there was a warrant for Anita Baker’s arrest because she did not pay a $15,000 painting fee. Chris Brown will be in solitary confinement in jail and Uncle Sam is after Lauryn Hill, again! Get into all of this, below.
Mama we made it! We thought we’d never see the day but it looks like Kanye’s campaign has proven successful. He petitioned Vogue editor Anna Wintour for months trying to get Kim Kardashian on the cover. The couple are on the April cover, the shape issue of Vogue magazine! The iconic magazine once again tapped famed photographer Annie Leibovitz to capture the beautiful couple. Kim is the stand out, posing in front of her man in a wedding dress while Kanye takes the backseat.
In the April 2014 issue of Sister 2 Sister magazine, Tribbett spoke about homosexuality and why he believes Christians can reach more people through love rather than hate.
We thought we’d never see the day but it looks like Kanye’s campaign has proven successful. He’s been petitioning Vogue editor Anna Wintour for months trying to get Kim Kardashian on the cover. Mama we made it! The couple are on the April cover, the shape issue of Vogue magazine! The iconic book once again tapped famed photographer Annie Leibovitz to capture the beautiful couple. Kim is the stand out, posing in front of her man in a wedding dress while Kanye takes the backseat.
The cover is nice but let’s be real, we’re most excited about Baby North featured on the pages. Check out the picture of the little one on the next page. There’s also a video including the other pictures from the upcoming spread.
Here’s what both Kanye and Kim had to say about the cover.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) March 21, 2014
Trill indeed Ye. We didn’t think it would ever happen but honestly it makes a whole lot of business sense. People who love and hate Kim will but this issue and who can deny North’s cuteness. Smart move.
Check out more pics on the next page.
Meet Kanye West’s new fiancée!
In an attempt to find out what people think about her, Kim Kardashian underwent a total transformation for Oxygen’s new show “Celebrities Undercover.”Seems like pretty dangerous territory, but the show grabs well-recognized celebrities and makes them under to appear as regular people. In addition to Kardashian, Wendy Williams, Lil Kim, Ice and Coco have all gone through the same process. And the results have been hilarious.
For Kardashian’s makeunder she was transform by a team of makeup artist, put on a wig and used a fake accent. She was added to a group of superfans who were suppose to be meeting Kourtney and Scott Disick. Without revealing too much she fooled everyone and found out who was a genuine fan or far-weather fan.
See Kim’s transformation at StyleBlazer.com
Kanye West was served with a two-year probation sentence in relation to an altercation that he was involved in back in 2013 involving photographer Daniel Ramos, TMZ reports.
Though the “Bound 2″ rapper initially entered a not guilty plea to misdemeanor battery and grand theft charges, he later pleaded no contest to the battery charge and the grand theft charge was dropped. In exchange for his plea and in addition to his two-year probation sentence, Kanye is required to fulfill 250 hours of community service and 30 days of anger management.
If you recall, the incident involving Kanye and Daniel occurred last July at LAX airport where Kanye was being photographed by the paparazzi. He eventually addressed Daniel:
“What you’re trying to do is get me in trouble, so I step out and have to pay you like $250,000,” he said before running towards Daniel and allegedly grabbing his camera.
Kanye will also be required to replace the photography equipment that was damaged in the scuffle and any medical bills that Daniel incurred in relation to the incident. Daniel, however, probably isn’t too pleased with the outcome of the case. According to reports, he told the courts that he felt Kanye should have been sent to jail and that the emotional trauma that the Chicago rapper caused him still lingers. He also insisted that Kanye used the assault to promote his latest album, “Yeezus.”
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding day is drawing closer and according to reports, the couple is still trying to get their wedding party in order. A few months back, rumors began circulating that Beyoncé declined Kim’s offer to be a bridesmaid—a rumor which Kim’s camp vehemently denied. But now, there are additional rumors floating around about the Carters and Kimye’s wedding party.
Sources tell the Daily Star that Kanye asked Jay to be his best man in the upcoming ceremony. Initially, insiders say Jay proudly accepted the best man title, but only under the condition that he would not appear on camera for “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.”
“Jay is Kanye’s closest friend so he wants him to be best man. Jay agreed initially but had one condition – under no circumstances can there be any reality TV shows filming him, his wife, Beyoncé, or daughter, Blue Ivy, during the ceremony.”
“The thought of popping up in KUWTK mortifies Beyoncé,” the source continued. “She purposefully keeps herself away from trashy TV and isn’t prepared to lower her standards for anyone, or any occasion.”
The source goes on to imply that the ceremony will be filmed for KUWTK, as E! executives are doing everything they can to seal the deal.
“Bosses at E! are desperate to get the nuptials on air, and will pay millions to make it happen.”
As a result, insiders say Jay and Bey will not be participating. Of course, this is all speculation and nothing has been confirmed as of yet. I suppose we’ll have to wait until the big day to see what’s really going down.
Doesn’t it seem like Kanye West is always in the news? If not because of a controversial statement, it is usually because of a business deal. He just revealed that popular music video director Hype Williams, who directed the film Belly, will direct the film version West’s Yeezus. (Trailer here.) Now comes word that his DONDA will partner with Jay Z’s Roc Nation.
DONDA, which West describes as a multi-discipline design and content company, has inked a deal with Roc Nation to manage all DONDA Music, reports The Grio.
The partnership will focus on West’s international recording brand and worldwide touring ventures, according to a statement from Roc Nation distributor, Def Jam.
DONDA was formed in 2009 during which time West collaborated with fashion house Louis Vuitton for his own footwear collection. West “officially branded DONDA in 2011 with the groundbreaking packaging and tour design for Watch The Throne,” the statement continues.
Then in 2012, through DONDA, West introduced a cinema concept–the 7-Screen Surround Vision experience in Cannes, France with the short film Cruel Summer. The short was the visual companion to the G.O.O.D. Music album.
And in 2013, “DONDA oversaw the concept and design for West’s minimalist YEEZUS album packaging and groundbreaking global launch, including a guerilla-marketing campaign, the ‘New Slaves’ projections,” reports the website. Among DONDA clients are Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Pusha T. DONDA provided album packaging, staging, music videos and content for such artists.
There’s being a fan and then there’s taking things too far. These fans decided to show their undying loyalty to their favorite celebrities by professing their love in ink…unfortunately.
The Ciara neck tattoo
She may be engaged to Atlanta singer/songwriter Future, and thus taken, but that didn’t stop one man from getting Ciara’s face tattooed on his neck. The die hard C-squad fan club member showed off his ink on social media and the soon-to-be mom reposted it on her instagram page with a shout-out to her faithful follower. No word yet how Future feels about the tattoo.
Kanye West may seem larger than life most of the time, but every once in a while, he reveals that he is, indeed, simply a man.
West put away the theatrics for a moment while performing at Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun Casino on Friday (Feb. 21) and got real with the audience, divulging his biggest regret in life.
“These past 10 years have been amazing,” he told the crowd. “There’s been some ups and downs. I made some mistakes and I’ve made some accomplishments. There’s only one thing I regret,” he continued. “There’s only one thing I wish I could change out of everything that’s ever happened. I wish that my mother could’ve met my daughter.”
Read more about Kanye West at BlackVoices.com