Video director, Hype
Williams is set to release his first ever-video compilation titled
“The Videos” on DVD and VHS, May 28, 2002 through Palm Pictures. The
collection chronicles ten of Hype’s most groundbreaking videos. Included
is Hype’s biographical and video graphical information, exclusive interviews,
behind the scenes bonus footage, commentary on each video, and trailers.
Hype was born and raised in Hollis, Queens in
New York. After attending Adelphi University in the late 1980s, he began his
career sweeping floors and running tapes on the set of old-school Hip-Hop videos.
In 1993 Hype started his own company, Big Dog Films and 1994’s Wu-Tang
“Can It Be All So Simple” was the first video he made. THe video established
Hype as a major talent in the genre.
In just a few short years, Hype has garnered
numerous directorial accolades and countless awards and nominations from The
Music Video Production Association (MVPA), MTV, Billboard, The Source, and The
NAACP. Among the honors he’s received for his video work include the Billboard
Music Video Award for Best Director of the Year (1996), the Jackson Limo Award
for Best Rap Video of the Year (1996) for Busta Rhymes’ “Woo Hah,”
the NAACP Image Award (1997), the 8th annual MVPA Award for Black Music Achievement
(1997), MTV Video Music Award in the Best Rap Video (1998) category for Will
Smith’s “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It,” and the MTV Video Music
Award for Best Group Video (1999) for TLC’s “No Scrubs.”