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News: BBC: Hip-Hop - The Culture of Getting Rich
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2011 @ 14:40:54 UTC
Topic: Major Artists

Get Rich or Die Trying was a mantra coined by rapper 50 Cent - who did get rich, seriously rich, and who almost died in the process. Meanwhile, Sean "Diddy" Combs sang the hip hop track "All About the Benjamins" - referring to the portrait of Benjamin Franklin on $100 bills. Hip hop music is not all about the Benjamins, but it has generated an enormous amount of them. The fact that hip hop was largely created and owned by African-Americans has led to some extraordinary claims about how that particular music genre has transformed American society. Complete Article





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