Before Adam Lambert's 'Ghost Town' Premiere: Hype Williams' 14 Best Music Videos
By Alex Ungerman
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.
"[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♫