Monday, April 24, 2006

Hip hop stars speak out on financial responsibility

Chuck D isn't alone when critiquing the state of modern hip hop culture. This past weekend, entrepreneur Russell Simmons kicked off a 5-city "Get Your Money Right" tour, a public forum on financial empowerment put on by the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network.

LL Cool J, Nas, and T.I. were among the artists who joined Simmons in New York to stress the importance of financial planning and responsibility.

"The biggest misconception probably comes from the hip-hop community itself … that the money lasts forever," LL Cool J said Saturday. "You have to do the right thing with it." (from AP)

Future stops on the "Get Your Money Right" tour include Miami, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Dallas.


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