Hip-Hop living legend Jay-Z is as good at moving between the two Americas as well as anyone in modern pop culture.
The multimillionaire rapper and all-around mogul is firmly in the 1%, but his image and earnings are still very much dependent on his rags-to-riches story and ability to connect with the streets. (And we don’t mean Wall Street.)
Equally at home with billionaire Warren Buffet as he is with fellow comers like Kanye West, Jay-Z has been increasingly called on to comment on economic matters.
Watch Jay being interviewed by Poppy Harlow and expounding on whether or not the rich should be taxed more, how government spending should be more transparent, and his take on the Occupy Wall Street movement.