Hip-hop superstars Pharrell Williams and Jay-Z have teamed up to drop “Entrepreneur,” a new single highlighting the systemic inequalities that Black people have faced in the U.S.
The collaboration was dropped on Friday, August 21, in conjunction with Williams’ new TIME magazine cover package, “The New American Revolution.”
“The intention for a song was all about how tough it is to be an entrepreneur in our country to begin with,” Williams told TIME. “Especially as someone of color, there’s a lot of systemic disadvantages and purposeful blockages.”
He added, “How can you get a fire started, or even the hope of an ember to start a fire, when you’re starting at disadvantages with regards to health care, education, and representation?”
“Black Twitter, what’s that? When Jack gets paid, do you?” Jay-Z raps on the track, referencing Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. “For every one Gucci, support two FUBU’s.”
Williams and Jay-Z also released a video for the new song, which spotlights various Black entrepreneurs and community leaders.
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