XO /// "Starin’ At It"
Directed by: Topshelf Junior
Good buddy of mine sent this over in a text last night, almost thought it was a joke, until I hit Google. Pretty cool to see, especially with being nominated alongside such great artists and very great directors. Matty Barnes, also a good friend, is nominated as well. Crazy to see my last name mentioned with another Williams last name, belonging to Hype Williams. Definitely grew up watching his videos, as they shaped hip-hop culture visually, and provided a lot of creativity and opportunities that we have today. Would love to see the upset happen, betting on the underdogs to win this for sure lol. Just wanna give a special shout out and thanks to the whole Art Club team, Yolande Geralds, Cheryl Trimmer, Miyoko Chilombo, and especially Ketrina Taz Askew and Jhene Aiko for believing in the vision and giving me the opportunity to create with them. Looking forward to many more collabs in the future. -TJR