DMX‘s song “How’s It Goin’ Down” will get a lot attention these days because of Drake and his recent use of the track on “U With Me?” off VIEWS. But every time I hear “How’s It Goin’ Down” I immediately think of the music video.
The Hype Williams directed music video for “How’s It Goin’ Down” is a classic and has all the tropes of a Hype Williams directed music video in the late 00’s. It’s basically 90% slow motion and fade transitions. I also remember being kinda pissed when I saw the video because the Faith Evans featured version wasn’t on It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot.
A few more thoughts:
DMX driving. I’m pretty sure modern day DMX can never legally drive again.
DMX sitting on a motorcycle and talking to his woman while she holds the hands of her two small children. REAL SHIT!
DMX pushing his dog off so his woman can get on top of him. REAL SHIT!
With my knowledge of old school music video models, I surprised I don’t know the name of the leading lady in this video.