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Chris Robinson

2015 BET Award Nominations

BET Award nominations are out and, yes, of course Hype Williams is in the running for Best Director (as he should be, even if just out of respect).

The video categories break down like this:

Video Of The Year

Video Director Of The Year

Visit BET.com for the full slate of nominees! And tune in June 28 at 8pm ET for the telecast.

Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz "Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)" (Chris Robinson, dir.)

If my memory serves, this was the video that served as the breakout for director Chris Robinson

"Uptown Baby" was an unlikely hip-hop anthem based around a Steely Dan sample that made such an airtight case for The Bronx's supremacy as the birthplace of rap music that even a Mets fan would have to give it up.

Ironically, the video itself was shot at the Met's former Queens home, Shea Stadium — a fact that's apparent to anyone from the five boroughs, or a National League city. But it was a hit clip nonetheless, thanks to Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz looking big in the video, a who's who of NYC rap celeb cameos, a sweeping 360° camera move, and, of course, a very hot track.