We recently sat down with Andre Harrell to get his opinion on the best Uptown Records videos of all time. Check out this spin cycle for the hottest throwback Uptown joint out there.
Here’s a list of the top ten visual concoctions produced by some of the biggest talent to ever have blessed an Uptown mic, hand selected by the founder of the urban music empire himself.
Prepare to take a trip down memory lane with this list of the best videos from one of the most iconic record labels ever. Watch, listen and enjoy!
“Freak ‘N You”
“This video set the standard for how sexy R&B videos could be. It was directed by Brett Ratner, and remains one of my favorite uptown videos of all time.”
“We Got Our Own Thang”
“Rosie Perez was the choreographer for this video. A Polish director did it and then went on to direct for Michael Jackson. At Uptown I liked discovering stars in every genre; everyone from choreographers, to music video cinematographers to recording artists.”
“Every Little Thing I Do”
-Soul For Real
“Uptown was one of the first companies to incorporate real dance moves since Motown. Laurieann Gibson choreographed, and it was shot by Brett Ratner.”
“Night & Day”
Al B Sure
“How British is this?! Al B. Sure is reppin’ light skinned dudes to the fullest! He had more screaming girl fans than I’ve ever seen in my life! DJ Beverly Bond played the girl in the video.”
“I’m Going Down”
-Mary J Blige
“Mary was giving you good hair styles back then! This video was like her personal issue of Hype Hair. She was on a level by herself. She was definitely giving black, and fabulous!”
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