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HDD Video Vault #6 Make My Day

Do you remember when you had to wait for MTV’s The Lick or Yo MTV Raps to see the best new videos? We do! Kazabon even had a VHS of the her favourite videos, from a time when Hype Williams was behind nearly every great video and when artists tried to out-do themselves and their peers with the hottest new video. We have decided to dig into the HDD video vault to bring you some of our favourites.

This week’s Video Vault selection is a summer one since we are digging out our favourite summer anthems for Sweat It Out this Saturday at Catch. We discovered this early Buju Banton tune a little while ago and we just love Buju’s moves especially his bogle. From his excellent yellow sports suit and his incredibly dance moves to the great variety of dancers and the subtitles. This video has it all.

HDD Video Vault #5 You Should Be Mine

Do you remember when you had to wait for MTV’s The Lick or Yo MTV Raps to see the best new videos? We do! Kazabon even had a VHS of the her favourite videos, from a time when Hype Williams was behind nearly every great video and when artists tried to out-do themselves and their peers with the hottest new video. We have decided to dig into the HDD video vault to bring you some of our favourites.

Today’s selection from the HDD Video Vault is Brian McKnight’s You Should be Mine. Before Brian McKnight became a viral sensation by asking us if we were ready to learn he was was busy being nominated for Grammys, playing eight instruments, and making tunes like this one featuring Mase. This tune was released in 1997 and you can definitely tell its a 90s video by Brian’s leather jacket and shades, the hip hop dancers in crop tops, and the video girls are actually fully clothed! We especially love Mase’s two step and the shots of Brian trying to get down with the dancers.

HDD Video Vault #3 Laundromat


Do you remember when you had to wait for MTV’s The Lick or Yo MTV Raps to see the best new videos? We do! Kazabon even had a VHS of the her favourite videos, from a time when Hype Williams was behind nearly every great video and when artists tried to out-do themselves and their peers with the hottest new video. We have decided to dig into the HDD video vault to bring you some of our favourites.

Today’s selection from the HDD video vault is Nivea’s Laundromat.The video for the excellent R Kelly composition features Nick Cannon as Nivea’s cheating boyfriend (we really wish Kells was playing the role). Nivea catches him in the act and instead of giving him a piece of her mind she heads to the laundry-mat to wash that man out of her em…. draws – being Lil Wayne and The Dream’s baby mama we are pretty sure she has had a few trips to the laundromat!
Cue laundromat dance routine with ‘tired‘ washing detergent, trolleys and suds with Nivea rocking a strange heels and sponge bob knee high socks combo.

HDD Video Vault #2 Party Up


Do you remember when you had to wait for MTV’s The Lick or Yo MTV Raps to see the best new videos? We do! Kazabon even had a VHS of the her favourite videos, from a time when Hype Williams was behind nearly every great video and when artists tried to out-do themselves and their peers with the hottest new video. We have decided to dig into the HDD video vault to bring you some of our favourites.

My experience of music videos growing up is slightly different to Kazabon, I didn’t have Sky (cable tv for our non uk friends) and the only videos I (Hootie Who) saw were either on Top of The Pops or CD-UK. Both of those shows were live music shows so video were often fleeting. I started to watch videos on my laptop pre youtube which meant watching them on my school’s intranet. the video that i feel in love with was DMX’s Party Up. It’s funny to say think that the song is a) his biggest pop hit and b) it’s a video about a Bank robbery caused because his ATM card didn’t work. I like to think that this was an actual show real that DMX used to get acting jobs in those Jet-Li films including the classic Cradle to the Grave.