Ben Franklin Family For Rent ; Rappers Buy In
“$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.