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.
In my neighborhood popped a T-Topped 280zx! Blazing blue and looks like a daily driver. I’ll definitely want to catch up with the owner when we get a chance!
The 280zx body style is really growing me (honestly even the ZX 2+2!) haha maybe it’s the Dad in me…
But prefer this over the S30 body? WHAT DO YOU THINK? Which body style of Z do you prefer?
On Story Road in San Jose i think… I really like the white wheels on baby blue. And 4 Doors!
“you have two choices: the window or the stairs…”
I’m minding my own business on Amazon, usually seeing what mediocre martial arts films are hidden gems. When all of a sudden, I see this movie chillin’ in my suggested watchlist: “I’m Gonna Git You, Sucka“. Say wha?! I gotta check it out with a title like that!
Just a short summary on “I’m Gonna Git You, Sucka” – A late 80’s Wayan’s brothers comedy about a young man seeking revenge for the death of his brother, made to parody 70’s era blaxplosion action movies. One, this film is chock-full of actors and actresses (ie. pre-fame Chris Rock, David Alan Grier), it’ll keep you wondering who’s else is in there (i swear one of the cops is Kurt Russell). Two, still Wayan’s brothers, still stupid, still funny-enough. But honestly, IMHO, way more quotable than a Tarantino film. Three, it’s got a Z in it!
At 00:32:02, you can clearly see a black S30 280z w/ valance kit, spoiler and 280zx rims.
haha now go check out the movie :]
for sure, that’s where Rihanna got the line.
Sorry I’ve been in/out, back/forth on this. But we’re back on track, and really working on the Z. Updated posts to come! Till then…
Screaming yellow 510 with black racing stripe! Super clean, what looks to be a daily driver! Spotted just outside the post office near my work.
Normal inside, but had a baby seat in back! haha love it
Interesting Bluebird 1600SSS badging on the front fenders, and BRE-styled stripes on the side.
The morning sun really make that yellow pop!
Love those headlight grills – i reaalllly do
Zpotted this 280z the other morning on the my side of San Jose:
Yep – i’m in the Corvair! Probably thought i was weird taking pics of his car. Geez dude – just a 280z.
Here’s an interesting story: I spotted a 240z while flagging down a Corvair 95!
This guy was hummin’ along well over the speed limit in his blue Corvair 95 van, wheels tipped in – really punchin’ it!
Lol looking at the picture again – man, this says so much. You can see my speedometer..i’m going 40 and barely keeping up!
So I sought to flag him down to chat Corvair, and ended up at his driveway. Lo’n-behold, his neighbor owns a yellow Datsun 240z w/ some very interesting modifications i’ve never seen before! Check it:
You really get a Knight2000 vibe to it, yeah? You know when KITT goes into Super Pursuit mode? :]
First off, he’s got the Xenon body trim all the way around – left the rear black. Blacked out gas door and turbine styled wheels. Can’t really see it but also a stacked muffler like a Master Blaster. But what are those 2 items?! Is that a hatch spoiler? Are those white hatch vent covers?
Let’s work our way up: white hatch vent covers. I’ve never seen these! Usually, they’re slotted and chrome hatch vents, minimally raised from the hatch. These are clearly well pronounced comb-like covers made to force air down and out. Of course the ‘net doesn’t give much on these obscure guys!
Now check out that hatch spoiler! Again the internet lets us down! Though dark, it didn’t seem like it was home fabricated, so there’s got to be something out there on this! Anyone?
Now I KNOW we’re living in the right neighborhood! Just a street down from my house I spot…
What an example of a classic Datsun 240z! One of these days, I’ll head over there and we’ll get a chance to know more about this guy!
Saw these guys doggin’ left and right on 280 in a 280z!
Total daily driver on classic centerline-type wheels and wheel spacers (must be!) – well loved and well used!
You should’ve seen these two guys – absolutely having a blast! Just another classic Z on the road as it should be!
Highlighter yellow 240z on 101!
Mirrorless and on Centerlines.
I like the louvers…gotta find me some shades!