Year: 2001
Director: Little X

The throwback king's debut single was an instant hit, thanks largely to this simple, flag-covered video that made good use of Little X's rhythmic editing technique. And in the sensitive weeks following 9/11, its patriotic colors made it one of the only rap videos that MTV would play. True story!

YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
The video's striking leading lady, Trinidad Mann, has also played Janet Jackson's body double in recent years.