BNR congratulates its client, legendary director Hype Williams, on being an honoree on VH1’s HIP HOP HONORS
BNR congratulates its client, legendary director Hype Williams, on being an honoree on VH1’s HIP HOP HONORS. Hype will be honored for his revolutionary music videos and contributions to hip-hop. This special event will be broadcast on September 18th, 2017 at 8pm on VH1. The program is hosted by Regina Hall with Missy Elliott performing and Mariah Carey and Martin Lawrence as co-honorees. Hype was the definitive music video director in the 90's. His fish-eye lens helped to shine the spotlight on such top-selling artists as Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., Pharrell Williams, Coldplay, John Legend, Beyonce, Nas, DMX, Missy Elliott and P. Diddy. The Hollis, Queens-native initially aspired to become a painter and both Basquiat and Keith Haring served as his modern-day inspirations. But Hype’s graffiti tagging art also morphed into a career behind the camera as an award-winning director. He’s earned accolades from The Billboard Music Awards, VMAs and The NAACP Image Awards. In 1998, Williams leapt from the small screen to the big screen with his feature film debut, Belly, starring Nas.
“It is truly remarkable what Hype has accomplished as an artist,” says Joshua T Reitzas, Co-Founder of the firm. “His work has literally influenced generations – and not just in film but in fashion with brands such as Marc Jacobs, Dolce Gabbana, and many others. The VH1 Honor is well deserved and like everyone else, we look forward to watching what Hype does next.”