‘Dolla Dolla Bill, Y’all’: State Senator Shares Financial Advice from the Wu-Tang Clan

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They say that Wu-Tang is for the children. But apparently, they’re also for offering financial advice to Republican senators from Illinois.

Or at least State Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno seems to think so. In a meeting on Wednesday that was focused on the state’s budget crisis, Radogno stood to make a “point of personal privilege” that she claimed was relevant to the discussion.

Then she started quoting Raekwon from Wu-Tang Clan.

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Apparently, Radogno received some “financial advice” from Raekwon, as he was in Springfield performing at a weekly hip-hop showcase, and felt it absolutely necessary to share with her fellow senators. After reciting some jabber about the preciousness of financial security and the well-being of your children — you know, the usual Wu-Tang sentiments – Radogno then launched into a popular line from the group’s hit song “C.R.E.A.M.”:

“Cash rules everything around me. C.R.E.A.M. Get the money. Dolla dolla bill, y’all.”

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Yep, that happened. Why this quote struck Radogno as sound financial advice escapes us. But one thing is for certain: She may be able to rep, but she can’t rap. (via The Last Word)