Datsun in Media: Now I ain’t Sayin’ She’s a Gold Digger…

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.

Daily Datsun in a music video

At my brother’s the other day and noticed these chaps walking down the street while music was blaring.. Ah, filming a music video. Haha I think they got the 280z in there.

[just found pic and realized it never got posted! -jy, 9/20/15]

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Which reminds me, where have we seen S30 (classic) Z’s in music videos?

Only one i know of is Far East Movement’s ‘Like a G6’ video

A quick Google search found Tiesto’s ‘Take Me’, which has a root beer 280z in nearly every shot. seriously! 4-speed, carpet dash mat and all. The Z steals the show!