Hip-Hop Economics 101

It's a well known fact that hip-hop artists like to rap about money. This sometimes homogenous topic of discussion in their work is often the topic of criticism amongst fans and foes of the genre alike. For a while, even I was on this bandwagon. But then I got to thinking, maybe there is some useful advice to be discovered in these her rapping songs. As you journey forward, you will find 20 useful finance tips, as explained by decorated scientists of hip-hop spanning nearly two whole decades. Get ready, because I'm about to go H.A.M. (Hard Ass Microeconomics) on all y'all asses. So, class, if you would, please open your textbooks to page 1.

P.S. Prepare for the obligatory solicitations for spam investment guru advice in the comments section.

Matt Rimer is a writer living in Boston. Follow him on Twitter here.