T-Pain is shooting a music video in the 305 on October 13, and the auto-tune king is looking for "20-30 extras for a club scene," according to a Craigslist posting.
T-Pain's "Rap Song," featuring Rick Ross, is a heartfelt track: "Or just put on that N.W.A./Comin' straight outta Compton on that pussy, baby/And we can all night long." It's all about having sex while listening to rap music.
We wanted to better understand the role of a T-Pain video ho. So we asked Rodrico James, the man responsible for casting "attractive males and females," a few questions about what it takes to be in a music video.
Crossfade: Can you breakdown for us the ideal extra?
Rodrigo James: Music video extras are attractive, young, energetic, and very patient. They take a great deal of time to set-up and block, so having individuals who are cooperative and can follow directions is mandatory.
Does T-Pain have any input on the casting?
Usually the artist will have some input on selecting the talent chosen for the lead roles, but normally they are more focused on their career and the responsibilities associated with that.
Cash isn't an incentive for the 20-30 club scene extras, so what are some of the other benefits of being in a music video?
Sets usually have catering and snacks for talent, but many people in the industry are looking for experience and exposure. Some people benefit from getting their faces in front of casting directors for future projects and some occasions, extras can be "bumped up" to paid feature roles.