Video: Gangster Glam

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1991: Violet The Organ Grinder Music Videos
Music Videos
(Related Artists)
1991: Clockin’ The Jizz
Gangster Glam

Gangster Glam music video selected snapshots

Music Video details

First aired: 1991
Producer(s): Robert Borm
Director: Paisley Park (presumably Prince)
Related home video/DVD: Gett Off (home video)
First (Commercially) Released: 10 September 1991


Date Institution, Country Award
This music video has not received any awards in the USA

Gangster Glam is a Prince and the New Power Generation video. It was filmed together with other Gett Off remixes videos at Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, Minnnesota and Prince’s Galpin Blvd. House, Chanhassen, Minnesota in late July - early August 1991.

Although Tony M. is the lead-singer on this song, Prince is seen nearly as often in the video. In Gangster Glam, Prince experiments with rarely-seen looks, including a bikini-brief bathing suit with suspenders and has fun on rollerskates.

Shooting Information
Shooting Sessions
Date Location Additional info
July/August 1991 Paisley Park Studios, Chanhassen, MN, USA;
Prince’s Galpin Blvd. House, Chanhassen, MN, USA;
downtown Minneapolis
  • Robert Borm - producer (Point Of View Films)
  • Prince - director
  • Sotera Tschetter - art director
  • Scott McCullough - director of photography and editor
  • Domus Design Studios - art direction
  • Kathi Scovel - produiction manager
  • Mark Sheldon - editor

Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Gangster Glam 6:12 Gett Off (home video)
Prince streaming video platforms (2017)

Released for sale as separate track on iTunes (2017)

Additional Information

See Also Quotation & triva

  • Footage of Gangster Glam was later included in the Pink Cashmere video.
  • The song samples a quotation, "Hold it, Fred", as said by the character, Aunt Esther Anderson, played by LaWanda Page. The sample refers to Aunt Esther's on-screen brother-in-law, Fred Sanford, played by comedian, Redd Foxx. It is sampled from the popular US television sitcom Sanford and Son produced by NBC, and which ran from 1972-77. When the sample is heard in the video, at around 5 minutes, a monochrome photograph of Aunt Esther is shown. An image of Aunt Esther also features in the video for Sexy M.F..

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