Before Adam Lambert's 'Ghost Town' Premiere: Hype Williams' 14 Best Music Videos

by Alex Ungerman 7:30 AM PDT, April 28, 2015
Photo: Warner Bros. Records

Hype Williams has been behind some of the biggest music videos in the game since 1991.

33-year-old singer-songwriter Adam Lambert talked to ETonline's Sophie Schillaci about working with the legendary music video director on his newest music video "Ghost Town" which premieres exclusively on ETonline tomorrow.

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"[Hype Williams] came with a treatment and we started talking about ideas and I sent him a bunch of photos that really inspired me," said Adam of the collaboration. "I trust Hype with his eye and his body of work it's incredible."

In celebration of the "Ghost Town" video, we are remembering Hype Williams 14 best videos of all time! Put on some headphones and prepare to have some intense flashbacks from your formative years.

1. Tupac feat. Dr. Dre - "California Love"

♫ California.... knows how to party ♫

2. TLC -- "No Scrubs"

♫ A scrub is a guy that can't get no love from me ♫

3. Jack White - "Freedom at 21"

Lambert says this is the video that actually inspired him to want to work with Hype, saying, "I thought it was incredible. and I got in touch with him after I saw that and said to him we gotta work together some day. The next time i have a single ready."

4. Kanye West - "All of the Lights"

As of 2014, Kanye West has worked with Hype Williams on more videos than any other artists, with 20 collaborations to date since 2005.

5. Blackstreet feat. Dr. Dre and Queen Pen -- "No Diggity"

♫ I like the way you work it (no diggity), I got to bag it up ♫

6. Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z - "Drunk in Love"

♫ I've been drinkin', I've been drinkin'.... ♫

7. The Notorious B.I.G. – "Big Poppa" (co-directed by Sean "Puffy" Combs)

♫ Throw your hands in the air, if you'se a true player♫

8. The Game feat. 50 Cent – "How We Do"

♫ This. Is. How. We. Do. ♫

9. Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx – "Gold Digger"

♫ Get down girl go 'head get down ♫

10. Missy Elliott – "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)"

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11. Aaliyah – "Rock The Boat"

Aaliyah's life was tragically cut short in a plane crash after filming the music video for this single. She is deeply missed even today.

12. Puff Daddy feat. Faith Evans & 112 – "I'll Be Missing You"

♫ Every step I take, every move I make ♫

This song and video were so iconic that Sting's kids didn't even know it was originally his! We have all cried to this Notorious B.I.G. tribute at one point in our lives.

13. Will Smith – "Gettin' Jiggy wit It"


14. Busta Rhymes – "Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check"

♫ When I step up in the place a-yo I step correct ♫

Get a first look at Adam Lambert's "Ghost Town" music video on ET tomorrow!

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