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Sep132017

Video director Hype Williams to be honored at "VH1's Hip Hop Honors: The 90's Game Changers"

Courtesy of VH1VH1 has announced the latest honoree for this year's Hip Hop Honors: The 90's Game Changers event, airing September 18.

Billboard has learned that iconic music video director Hype Williams will receive a special recognition at the Hip-Hop Honors ceremony, "for his artistic contributions to hip-hop and lasting influence on the culture."

Williams, known for his groundbreaking music videos in the 90s, has worked with a long list of artists including Busta Rhymes, for his "What's It Gonna Be" video, and Missy Elliot, for her legendary "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) video, in which she wears a variety of fashionable sunglasses and inflatable garbage bag.  

Williams is also noted for his work with Kanye West, including directing Yeezy's videos for "Can't Tell Me Nothing," "Stronger," and "Heartless." 

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In addition to Williams, Martin Lawrence and Mariah Carey will also be honored, with Girls Trip star Regina Hall set to host and Missy Elliott scheduled to perform.  

The show, which is being recorded Sunday, September 17, will commemorate hip-hop's golden era, featuring classic moments from television, film and music. 

Hip Hop Honors: The 90's Game Changers airs Sunday, September 18 at 9 p.m. ET on VH1.







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