When the average minimum wage is $5.15
You best believe you've got to find a new grind to get C.R.E.A.M
Well.. nowadays the average minimum wage is actually around $8/hour (which is still shit).You can’t support a family or even yourself on $5.15 an hour which drives many people to drug dealing.
“Cream” (slang) for money is also a reference to Wu-Tang’s “C.R.E.A.M.” (“Cash Rules Everything Around Me”) — which is more sociopolitical than plain-vanilla “cream”
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