Hip-Hop Video Break: Meet Anthony Lee

December 22, 2014

When we describe hip hop, we tend to use adjectives like hard-hitting, fierce, swag-tastic, boss, ratchet, sick, ill, turnt…you get the idea. A word that rarely comes up? Beautiful. But beautiful is exactly the word I would use to describe choreographer Anthony Lee’s newest hip-hop video, “I See Fire.”

If you haven’t heard of Anthony Lee yet, you’re missing out. (Don’t believe me? Check out his YouTube channel.) He choreographed this particular video for The Kinjaz, a performance group he co-founded with Kaba Modern’s Mike Song. Here’s why I’m obsessed with it:

  1. It’s set to Ed Sheeran’s “I See Fire”—which is, in-and-of-itself, a hauntingly beautiful song.
  2. Lee’s choreography is so musical it makes me want to cry (in a good way, obvi).
  3. One word: fedoras.
  4. Um…the setting? Gorgeous.
  5. Those dime stops, though!

Need I go on? Check it out for yourself, and then listen to “I See Fire” on repeat for at least an hour. (You’re welcome.)