Written by Judaea Payne
Teyana Taylor pays tribute to Hype Williams in her new visual for “HYWI?,” her latest single featuring the rapper King Combs. The video, was directed by Taylor herself (who nicknamed herself as Teyana “Spike Lee” Taylor), references to all the hip-hop and R&B videos of the late Nineties, particularly those who was directed by Hype Williams. Video credits are displayed at the beginning and end of the clip – just like it would be if it were airing on MTV and BET. There’s even a staged recreation of the iconic “fish-eye” tunnel seen in the Williams video for the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Mo Money Mo Problems” featuring Mase and Puff Daddy. With the video kicking off with a twist to LL Cool J video “Doin it,” with Taylor’s gender-flipping fashion matches the style of the era. Check out the video below, and share your thoughts.
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