Wouldn’t Get Far

This music video by The Game ft. Kanye West pokes fun at the life of “groupies” in the music industry. I think its somewhat comical and sad at the same time. The fake “warning” at the beggining of the video already sets the audience up for a joke. So do the little “pop-ups” here and there that make fun of the people on set and/or models/actors. I wouldnt go as far as saying it tasteless… its almost in a sense praising these women who will got to extreeme measures for their 3 minutes of fame. It’s a “you gotta do what you gotta do” attitude on the subject.

This song is on The Game’s album: The Devils Advocate which came out in late 2006. I believe the idea for this song had something to do with Karrine Steffans – a “video vixen” who wrote a tell-all book on the life of music video girls in 2005.

Karrine

The title of her book is Confessions of a Video Vixen: Part tell-all, part cautionary tale, this emotionally charged memoir from a former video vixen nicknamed ‘Superhead’ goes beyond the glamour of celebrity to reveal the inner workings of the hip-hop dancer industry – from the physical and emotional abuse that’s rampant in the industry, and which marked her own life – to the excessive use of drugs, sex and bling.

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~ by Dais on June 1, 2008.

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