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Public Radio Present Hires Rapper for ‘Hamilton’-Fashion Tribute to Biden Treasury Secretary

The general public-radio business-news present Market has this ongoing love affair with Janet Yellen, Biden’s new Treasury Secretary. When she was nominated in November, host Kai Ryssdal gushed she was the “economic EGOT” — like somebody who’s gained an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony — as a result of she’s already been head of the Federal Reserve and the Council of Financial Advisers. However now the gush has gotten ridiculous — they commissioned a Hamilton-style rap anthem touting Yellen, as a result of Biden prompt it. 

When then-President-elect Joe Biden introduced his intent to appoint Janet Yellen for secretary of the treasury, he joked that “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda ought to write a musical about her. 

“We’d need to ask Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the musical in regards to the first secretary of the treasury, ‘Hamilton,’ to jot down one other musical for the primary lady secretary of the treasury — Yellen,” he stated.

Market requested Dessa, a member of the hip-hop collective Doomtree and one of many artists who contributed to The Hamilton Mixtape, to consider what which may sound like.

Ryssdal gushed over the rap tribute, with the title “Who’s Yellen Now?” He stated “I can’t inform you how a lot I like this!”

He requested Dessa if she had ever been a scholar of financial or financial coverage earlier than, and she or he stated no. “I learn lots about her to be sure that she was anyone who I’d prefer to ship up,” she stated. “And it was actually thrilling to develop into a fan of Janet Yellen.”

“The three of us who labored on this tune … I don’t assume we’ve ever had a lot enjoyable,” Dessa instructed Ryssdal. “It was like, how can we get out of this regular rap sport and into this [cabinet] appointment area of interest as a result of it was a lot enjoyable to jot down.”


Doves on the left, hawks on the fitting

Crosstalk within the flock tryna combat mid-flight

However right here comes Yellen with that inside voice

By no means thoughts the delicate method, insurance policies make noise

She’s 5-foot nothing, however hand to God

She will pop a collar, she will be able to rock an influence bob

Bay Ridge symbolize! Brooklyn’s within the cupboard!

Rattling, Janet, go and get it — Fifth in line for president!

She is aware of the kinda stimulus it takes to cross a buck

I heard she referred to as the housing disaster  She’s certified as ffff —

It solely took a pair centuries The primary feminine secretary of the treasury  


Don’t need no tax evasion

Forgers faking in her treasury

Attempting for increased wages

For the nation much less disparity

The present gushed the tune was obtainable on Spotify, Apple Music, and different streaming companies. Hearken to the interview and tune under: 

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