Tonight! Hype Williams has teamed up with Red Bull Music for a rare chat about his history as one of hip-hop’s most prolific and trend setting music video directors. Rap historian Chairman Mao is set to host a live panel with Hype in NYC. Starting at 8pm ET sharp, RB is also offering a livestream of the chat.

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A conversation with the legendary ’90s hip-hop music video director about his groundbreaking work, live at Red Bull Music Festival New York.

Making his name as a music video director in the ’90s, “Hype” Williams’ flamboyant and daring style was perfectly in sync with the commercial ascendancy of hip-hop culture. His landmark visuals for Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott, Puffy, Mase and Tupac pushed rap iconography to new levels of maximalism, while collaborations with the Notorious B.I.G., Craig Mack, Wu Tang Clan, DMX and others remain testaments to the poetry of simplicity. For this conversation, presented as part of the Red Bull Music Festival New York Director’s Series, and hosted by Jeff “Chairman” Mao, the “Basquiat of the streets” will discuss the making of selected videos.

More info is available at Red Bull Music.