There is something quite alarming on the recently released â€œBlue Magicâ€ music video.
The song, by the wildly successful rap artist and businessman Jay-Z, is on an album of songs accompanying/inspired by the Ridley Scott movie â€œAmerican Gangster,â€ starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crow.
But it wasnâ€™t sex, drugs, violence or explicit language that shocked my conscience.
It was the Euros.
The Jay-Z video flashed large stacks of â‚¬500 Euros.
When I start seeing rap stars flashing euros instead of U.S. dollars, I know our economy is in trouble.
Jay-Z carries a lot of weight. Just look at what happened when he began boycotting Cristal champagne.
Itâ€™s sad that rap stars can no longer show their style with a good old $500 U.S. bills (featuring President McKinley) and now need to flash â‚¬500 Euros (featuring some sort of suspension bridge).
I donâ€™t need the chairman of the Federal Reserve to tell me about the state of our economy. I just need Jay-Z, the new Alan Greenspan.
I donâ€™t blame Jay-Z. A stack of â‚¬50,000 in Euros would equal $72,000 in U.S. currency. And youâ€™d need 144 $500 bills to equal a stack of 100 â‚¬500 Euros. I don’t know if even Jay-Z has that large a money clip.
When I start seeing rap stars throw around the Canadian Loonie, then I know our economy is really in trouble.
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