Driving off to work one morning, radio on, and one of Kanye’s best (my opinion) comes on: Gold Digger. For those unfamiliar with the song, it’s about (yes, you guessed it) a gold digger. Kanye is mentioning all the things she might do, and it’s hilarious. But what helps this song shine is the Ray Charles sample (with Jamie Foxx’s version in the intro). Whether you like Kanye and his antics or not…he’s made a reference to Datsun in the song!
Listen close, as it’s contained in perhaps the best and final verse of the song at around 2:50.
You go out to eat, he can’t pay, y’all can’t leave
There’s dishes in the back, he gotta roll up his sleeves
But while y’all washin’, watch him
He gon’ make it to a Benz out of that Datsun
He got that ambition, baby, look at his eyes
This week he moppin’ floors, next week it’s the fries
Love the imagery. And though he uses Datsun as an example of a cheap car (which it was / is) – thanks to Kanye for keeping it relevant. And DANG! i can’t believe I didn’t hear it before.