Rap Round Table: Is A Video Called "Stupid Hoe" Hype Williams' Best?
Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture.
This Week's Panel: Bun B, TroubleSum, E.S.G., Brad Gilmore, Kyle Hubbard, Preemo, RoderickVonn, Kiotti, Zavey, D-Risha, more.
Not Invited: Shonuff, the shogun of Harlem.
This Week's Prompted: The video for Nicki Minaj's "Stupid Hoe" broke Vevo's Single Day Viewing record (4.8 million). It was directed by Hype Williams. Is that his best video ever?
Bun B: Nope.
Rap Round Table: "Big Pimpin'"?
Bun B: Now you're talking.
TroubleSum: Not at all.
Mac: That is not the best video ever. I can't say what my favorite is, but one of my favorites is "My Block" by Scarface, but Hype ain't do that. [laughs] Nah, but "Dangerous" by Busta Rhymes, with the Coming to America theme, and "Rain" by Missy -it was just different, unique.
E.S.G.: Hell nah. [laughs]
Brad Gilmore: Not even close. I know to most people Nicki's hind parts are nice to look at, but a Hype video called "Stupid Hoe" doesn't sound like "greatest of all time." Like, "All of the Lights" was super dope. "Big Pimpin'"? Amazing. "Stupid Hoe"? Nope.
O.N.E.: After long deliberation... no, it's not.
Preemo: Probably not, but that's a matter of opinion. Hype is responsible for some of the most iconic music videos in hip-hop and R&B though.
RoderickVonn: No, but that big ol' gelatinous ass* makes you hit the replay but. But I like the song overall.
*Nicki's, not Hype's, presumably.
Kyle Hubbard: Wow, that's what a record video looks like, eh? It's probably Hype Williams' most seizure inducing video, certainly not his best.
Zavey: Spike Lee would have done better.
D-Risha: No. I would say my favorite video of his is "Big Pimpin'" just because it captured that great era/moment in time.
hasHBrown: Not even close.
Kiotti: It's a crazy video, Hype's way of saying, "I'm still the man." Very dope video. Horrible song to waste it on.