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!

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