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Jay-Z and Kanye West “Illest MF Alive” Video Exclusive

Jay-Z and Kanye West “Illest MF Alive” Video Exclusive

Hype Williams is one of the illest directors of all time. Even though his output of material is less than what is used to be in the ’90s, this fan-made video pays homage to his influential work for Jay-Z and Kanye West. Watch the tribute.

The next music video from Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch The Throne album will not be directed by Hype Williams. Having worked with Jigga and Yeezy on over 15 videos combined, Watch The Throne has been one of the rare instances that hasn’t enlisted his talent. Yet Hype’s influence as the guy who pioneered slow motion shots is directly acknowledged on the chorus of “Illest Motherfucker Alive,” WTT‘s bonus track.

Chances are slimmer than Yeezy’s trousers that the official video for “IMF” is in the works. It’s fair to say it’s just not the anthem that matches up to previous singles like “Otis” and “Paris.” As Hype has become more selective of his projects, these days he rarely steps behind the camera for your favorite rapper. Still, the streets want Hype, which is why this fan-made clip of his greatest Jay and Ye productions was made.

Hype "Warhol" Williams
  • H.

    SO ILL. Really digging the homage to Hype Williams, who is basically the best hip-hop video director ever. I wonder how involved he’ll be with Kanye West’s new film supposedly premiering at the Cannes Film Festival, as he write “Runaway”…

  • Jheri Atrick

    Hype’s got a movie coming in 2014 called Lust. Hopefully it doesn’t go the route of Speed Racer.