Presidents used as money in Hip-Hop
It is common in hip-hop culture to refer to money using president-themed slang, such as “Benjamins” or “Lincolns.” This type of slang is often used to refer to large sums of money, with “Benjamins” referring to $100 bills that feature a portrait of Benjamin Franklin, and “Lincolns” referring to $5 bills that feature a portrait of Abraham Lincoln. These terms are often used metaphorically to symbolize wealth or success, and may be used in lyrics to brag about earning or spending large amounts of money. The use of president-themed slang to refer to money is a way for hip-hop artists to express their financial success and to portray a lavish lifestyle in their music.
George Washington: Washington.
Washingtons – One dollar ($1) bills.
Thomas Jefferson: Jefferson.
Jefferson – Two dollar ($2) bill.
Jeffersons – Two dollar ($2) bills.
Abraham Lincoln: Lincoln.
Lincoln – Five dollar ($5) bill.
Lincolns – Five dollar ($5) bills.
Andrew Jackson: Jackson.
Jackson – Twenty dollar ($20) bill.
Jacksons – Twenty dollar ($20) bills.
Ulysses S. Grant: Grant.
Grants – Fifty dollar ($50) bills.
Benjamin Franklin: Benjamin & Franklin.
Benjamins – Hundred dollar ($100) bills.
Franklins – Hundred dollar ($100) bills.