Williams was born in Queens, New York and is of African American and Honduran descent. He later attended Adelphi University.  Williams’ big break came when he began working with Classic Concepts Video Productions. Lionel “Vid Kid” Martin & VJ Ralph McDaniels created Williams’ first opportunity with the “Filmmakers With Attitude” moniker (FWA), which was Williams’ first video company. For over 20 years, video director Hype Williams has been creating iconic music videos. Known for his opulent view and high energy, Hype continues to stop us in our tracks. His videos for artists Mary J Blidge, Busta Rhymes, Will Smith, Kayne West, Beyonce, Pharrell, Sean Combs, Jack White, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Common, Future, Ludacris, & Iggy Azalea to name a few continue to be some of the most watched of our generation.