“$100K on my wrist, a Franklin on my back” Meek Mill captioned for this picture
“I was just home playing video games and Meek Mill called me up. I didn’t believe it was really him until he DMed me from his personal Twitter and I saw that he was putting spaces before his exclamation points. He said, “Let’s Hang You A Real One !,” and I said sure.
Eddie Burgess, the 11th cousin of American inventor Ben Franklin, has been an unlikely member of Hip-Hop culture over the past 3 months. His famous cousin is the face on the $100 bill, famously celebrated in Diddy’s 1997 “All About The Benjamins’ classic. Rappers have always flaunted stacks of $100 bills, but now they’re taking the excess one step further: flaunting actual members of the Franklin family on social media.
Melissa Eve Bronwen Franklin is the Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics at Harvard University. While working at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Chicago, her team is credited for the first evidence of the top quark. She is a fellow of the American Physical Society and former chair of the Harvard Physics department.
Number 143 in an ongoing series celebrating remarkable women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.