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Rap's Cryptocurrency boom; The Problem with Today's Minimum Wage

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Mic
2 months ago|503 views
In our first segment tonight, with an estimated value of $500 billion, #cryptocurrency might be the money of the future, and rappers, from 50 Cent to Nas to Kanye West, are trying to cash in on it. But what is it about this relatively new form of digital money that offers so much potential to rap artists? Mic correspondent Chantel Simpson talks to some rappers to find out how they think it could change the music industry.Then, how can you make ends meet on a minimum wage salary of $7.25 an hour? Some workers' rights advocates say you can’t. They’ve calculated that you need $15 an hour to cover your basic needs. Yet less than half of all U.S. workers are making what’s considered a living wage — and women and people of color are the ones disproportionately earning less. Mic correspondent Aaron Morrison talks to a minimum wage worker who’s fighting to raise salaries in Missouri on #MicDispatch tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern.