Money Boss Player
International real estate developer and entrepreneur, Donald Trump, is by many, most known for sticking his last name on pretty much every property he owns, and for making the two words, “You’re Fired” famous. Trump could care less about hip hop music, but when his name started popping up in the lyrics, he couldn’t help but get involved. Hip hop artists can make a connection with him, and vice versa. The relation between the two is the ‘businessman mentality’. Big-time entrepreneurship is solely what connects the two. It’s clear that Trump is oblivious to hip hop’s small-fries, or even upcoming artists. He doesn’t mind serving as their hype-man, though. When Russell Simmons tells Trump his name appears in two songs, one by Method Man, the other by Pras, he shows his support—even though he’s never actually heard the songs. “We’re all waiting for your album. Let’s get going, man—everybody’s waiting for this album!” he leaves on Method’s answering machine. Trump also writes on Pras’ album—who he is also unfamiliar with, “I know that you’re gonna be right up there, and I hope very soon you’re gonna be in the leagues with me. So good luck, man. And do good!”
Trump has no problem hanging with someone like Puff Daddy, who is already “up there”. Puff started as a businessman early on, with his clothing line Sean Jean and cologne, to now owning part of Ciroc liquor. One night, he showed up to Puff’s birthday bash to mingle with hip hop superstars Jay Z, Missy Elliot, Busta Rhymes and even boxer Muhammad Ali. “I think these hip hop guys are smart, and they’re fun”, he says. Trumps daughter mentions how shocked she was, when, as they were getting ready for the Grammys, the phone rings, and her dad answered with, “Yo, Puff, what’s up?” She also remarks on how weird it was to walk into her dad’s booth at the U.S. Open to see Puff Daddy sitting there with her father. What she didn’t realize was...
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