Jamie Foxx and Kanye West performing “Gold Digger” at the 48th GRAMMY Awards in 2006
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“We’re not in an industry that’s flush with cash, so there’s no more room for fluff,” said Kweli. “You really shouldn’t be doing [music] unless you really care about it. … The people who are going to have longevity are going to be the ones who don’t concentrate on commerce [and] concentrate more on art.”
- Talib Kweli
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Tabitha Soren, then a 19-year-old New York University student, was not familiar with the yet-to-be-released rap-rock song when she was asked by her friend Rick Rubin to attend the video shoot. According to Jimmy G, the frontman for the New York punk band Murphy’s Law who appeared in the video, there was no casting call for the low-budget video. Instead, this irreverent piece of revelry was mostly populated by people directly or indirectly connected to the band or Rubin.
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