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.