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.

  • Nerd

    every time matt rimer publishes an article, a puppy in china’s guangdong province is skinned alive and fried in fetus oil. while there isnt a direct correlation between those two wholly independent events (especially considering the latter happens every 3 seconds, partly due to china’s one-child policy and their obvious hunger for unborn human flesh), im still v mad that ur employed to write for four pins while i work for my dads vintage baseball card trading business. fml dad ur a grown man this is why mom left u for ernest baker

    • Lawrence

      If you wanna write you can always pitch ya boy lawrences@complex.com

      • Nerd

        schlossberg people come to four pins just to read my comments homie i think u should be pitchin to me

  • easystreet

    The fuck is this

  • billybob69

    Reading this at two a.m. while contemplating what financial sense the writer had/has went out the window with any advice from someone along the lines of Papoose, ya digg?

  • the villain

    how many better action bronson songs and lines exist that could you have picked for this, you fuck?

  • totally Lawrence

    ok i’m going to fire matt rimer

  • toofresh

    fucking fuccboi yuppies…..SMH