I think I speak for everyone when I say this video is quite honestly one of the best any of us have or will ever see. It’s not too often that you come across a song, let alone a video, that changes popular culture forever.
Over the past couple years, Saturday Night Live have given us a long list of unforgettable moments. But there is one in particular that stands above the rest, that has carved itself a spot amongst the greatest of all time. In 2009, the Lonely Island released it’s hit-single “I’m on a Boat” off of their debut album Incredibad. Seeing as how popular this video has become over the years, I don’t see any need to just how awesome it truly is.
Truth be told, the video sells itself. I do love how the video mimics some of the great rap video cliches of the time, especially Jay-Z’s “Big Pimpin'” video from 2000. I also love the level of class that Andy, Akiva, and T-Pain bring to the video with their snazzy tuxedos–very upscale fellas. The video was so well-received that it reached number one on both YouTube and the iTunes charts only a few weeks after its debut on SNL and was even nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the Grammys that year. If you haven’t already seen the video, stop what you’re doing now–stop reading–and go watch it, you won’t regret it.