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Royce
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Three 6 Mafia will be in town today at the Bonstelle Theatre at 12:30 p.m. to give the Hip Hop crowd advice on how to, "Get Your Money Right," a program spearheaded by that Hip Hop guru, Russell Simmons. Is it just me, or do others here on the forum think that the idea of members of the Hip Hop generation giving financial advice to others in its generation is seen as an oxymoron? I mean a generation that promotes expensive cars, expensive clothes, expensive jewelry, and living a lavish lifestyle telling others in its generation to spend money wisely seems very hypocritical. How do go about pulling this off? Clearly, I can't see them giving any financial advice to anyone. Rappers in general have made it to a financial level that very few of their fans have made so how can they realistically tell someone how to manage their money wisely. They don't have to. They have enough money to spend frivolously. Do their fans?

The whole Hip Hop lifestyle is one of possessing lavish items. How can one be expected to keep up with the Hip Hop crowd if one has to consider saving money for college, saving money for a down payment on a house, or putting away money for retirement? Again Hip Hoppers giving financial advice, oxymoron or what?
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Publicmsu
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Expect sales of 22" rims and Cadillac Escalades to soar in the coming weeks!
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Aiw
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I see your point Royce, but maybe using celebrities is the only way to get the message across?

It would be tough to say without going and hearing the message.
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Warriorfan
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This event will be followed by Robert Blake and OJ Simpson's "How Not to Murder Your Wife" program. I heard they give some really good advice on how to keep your spouse alive.
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Jasoncw
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You mean bling isn't a good investment?

I think that at least some of the rappers have played their cards and money right to get all the money they have right now. Plus I bet alot of rappers wouldn't like taking advice from "the man" so I think between that it makes sense that this is happening.

3 6 mafia doesn't reccomend being a pimp though.
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Margarite
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Evidently a lot of people value their advice as the Hip Hop Summit was sold out. I was there this afternoon and they were admitting ticket holders only and not selling additional tickets. There were some grumblings that the event had been oversold.
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Jltyler
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Hip Hop is a billion dollar industry. If it could be managed correctly the buying power of the Hip Hop Generation could be quite powerful/detrimental to buisness/government.
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Jerome81
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Wu Tang Financial?
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Royce
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Posted on Sunday, March 26, 2006 - 1:53 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Exactly, Jerome. Exactly.
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Spitty
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Pretty much all of my financial decisions are based on the advise of Lil' Flip, who says in his song "This Is the Way We Ball" with a Texas accent so that it rhymes:

If you see and want it,
Buy it and own it.
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Mrsjdaniels
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Posted on Monday, March 27, 2006 - 12:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

what is worse is that i worked this event...

how silly...i didnt even listen to the foolishness being spit..

now have Hammer, Young MC and other broke artists on there and maybe I would've gotten it
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Skamour14
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Posted on Monday, March 27, 2006 - 3:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

or you couldve just smacked it up... flipped it... and rubbed it down.. oh no!!!!!

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