COVER STORY | One of the most prolific visionaries of short form music video is Paul Hunter. Spanning 20 years, he has directed over 100 music videos that cross the genres of hip-hop, rock, pop and R&B. A graduate of Cal State Northridge with a degree in Radio, TV & Film, Hunter made groundbreaking moves in the mid-90’s by blurring the lines between the commercial and music videos. Glossy and vibrant yet resonant with the grounded layers of the human experience, he found a provocative niche that made him one of the most sought-after young, gifted and black directors.
Since 1996, Hunter has tapped into the visual pulse of urban music’s hottest sounds, garnering MTV Video Music Awards for The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hypnotize” (Best Rap Video), D’Angelo’s “Untitled (How Does It Feel) (Best R&B Video), and “Lady Marmalade” featuring Christina Aguilera, Mya, Lil Kim and Pink (Video of the Year). He has established a legendary client list including Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Will Smith, Aaliyah and Beyoncé.
Zumble celebrates Paul Hunter’s contributions to the genre of 90’s R&B with a retrospective of his most iconic short form music films.
Aaliyah – One In A Million
Mariah Carey – Honey
Erykah Badu – On & On
Keith Sweat featuring Athena Cage – Nobody
TLC – Unpretty
Lauryn Hill featuring The Refugee Camp All-Stars – The Sweetest Thing
Brownstone – 5 Miles To Empty
Usher – My Way
Janet Jackson – I Get Lonely
D’Angelo – Untitled (How Does It Feel)