Year: 2003
Director: Nzingha Stewart

The Roc's triangle offense recruited a handful of cast members from The Wire to give Freeway's gritty first video an extra authentic feel. Imitating the HBO show has since become a rap video cliché, but this lo-fi original was a genius move at the time.

YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
During the project scene where Beans says "Wipe tears from my mother," his actual mom makes a cameo.