Hype Williams Changed Hip-Hop

The prolific, innovative and imaginative director Harold “Hype” Williams was honored at the 2017 VH1 Hip-Hop honors this week—and deservingly so. Hip-hop wouldn’t be the same without Williams, whose flashy, weird and wonderful vision came to life across countless music videos—especially in the ’90s and early 2000s. From Q-Tip’s “Breathe and Stop” to The Notorious BIG + Puff Daddy + Mase’s “Mo Money Mo Problems,” and countless memorable videos for Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes and OutKast, Williams changed music videos forever. Head over to Mass Appeal, where the team selected 91 of their favorite Hype Williams videos.