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.
First up is Missy Elliot’ Hit Em Wit Da Hee remix video from 1998. Weirdly, the video is for the remix of the song rather than the OG from the album Supa Dupa Fly and which features Lil Kim. Maybe this was Missy’s way of introducing Mocha on screen or maybe she wanted to pay homage to the Bjork sample used in the remix by having a strange and eerie video. Either way, it’s a great video, look out for the Ginuwine, Nicole Wray and Magoo cameos and Timbo looking like he could be an extra in Harry Potter.