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Hype Williams: his 10 greatest videos

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  • Killer robots, desert tribes, crucifixions: enter the world of rap's greatest director.
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    9 Mar 2012
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‘CALIFORNIA LOVE’ (FEAT. DR DRE)
(1995)

‘California Love’ was honoured with no less than two videos, both magnificent, both absurd. The most memorable of the two was inspired by Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome and transports 2Pac and Dre to post-apocalyptic Oakland, circa 2095, where they sneak into the camp of a gnarly-looking, future-primitive tribe that counts Chris Tucker and Tony Cox in its ranks and proceed, inevitably, to party, before leading a convoy of jeeps and motorcycles into the desert with a cash-guzzling abandon pretty much unique to 90s Hype promos. At the end, Tupac wakes up in bed – was it all just a dream? To be continued…

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