Stephan Machac


GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN‘


2006 - DV Video - 4:3 - 3 Min


Am 06. Februar 2003 veröffentlichte der US Rapper „50 Cent“ sein Album „Get Rich or Die Tryin‘“. Am 20. März 2003 marschierte das US Amerikanischen Militär in den Irak ein. Die US-Soldaten nutzten neu auf dem Markt erschienene Handys mit integrierter Video-Kamera, wie das NOKIA 3650. Auf 2003 noch relativ unreglementierten Internetportalen wie YouTube veröffentlichten sie ihre Erfahrungsberichte.Die Videoarbeit zeigt eine Zusammenstellung aus YouTube Videos, die von US-Soldaten im Irak hochgeladen wurden. Die Videos sind mit Handykameras der Soldaten aufgenommen. Sie zeigen in den ausgewählten Ausschnitten irakische Kinder und junge Erwachsene die Texte aus dem, auf dem Album „Get Rich or Die Tryin‘“ veröffentlichten Song, „In Da Club“ rappen.


Text Auszug aus „In Da Club“ von 50 Cent:

[50 Cent]
Go, go, go, go
Go, go, go shawty
It‘s your birthday
We gon‘ party like it‘s yo birthday
We gon‘ sip Bacardi like it‘s your birthday And you know we don‘t give a fuck
It‘s not your birthday!

[Chorus] (2x)
You can find me in the club, bottle full of bub
Look mami I got the X if you into taking drugs
I‘m into having sex, I ain‘t into making love
So come give me a hug if you into to getting rubbed

[Verse]
When I pull out up front, you see the Benz on dubs
When I roll 20 deep, it‘s 20 knives in the club
Niggas heard I fuck with Dre, now they wanna show me love When you sell like Eminem, and the hoes they wanna fuck But homie ain‘t nothing change hold down, G‘s up
I see Xzibit in the Cutt that nigga roll that weed up
If you watch how I move you‘ll mistake me for a playa or pimp Been hit wit a few shells but I dont walk wit a limp
In the hood then the ladies saying „50 you hot“
They like me, I want them to love me like they love ‚Pac
But holla in New York them niggas‘ll tell ya im loco
And the plan is to put the rap game in a choke hold
I‘m feelin‘ focused man, my money on my mind
I got a mill out the deal and I‘m still on the grind
Now shawty said she feeling my style, she feeling my flow Her girlfriend wanna get bi and they ready to go

[Chorus] (2x)

[Bridge]
My flow, my show brought me the doe That bought me all my fancy things
My crib, my cars, my pools, my jewels Look nigga I got K-Mart and I ain‘t change

[Verse]
And you should love it, way more then you hate it
Nigga you mad? I thought that you‘d be happy I made it
I‘m that cat by the bar toasting to the good life
You that faggot ass nigga trying to pull me back right?
When my junk get to pumpin in the club it‘s on
I wink my eye at ya bitch, if she smiles she gone
If the roof on fire, let the motherfucker burn
If you talking bout money homie, I ain‘t concerned
I‘m a tell you what Banks told me cause go ‚head switch the style up If the niggas hate then let ‚em hate
Watch the money pile up
Or we go upside there wit a bottle of bub
You know where we fucking be

[Chorus] (2x)

[Talking]
(laughing) Don‘t try to act like you ain‘t know where we been either nigga In the club all the time nigga, its about to pop off nigga
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