In conjunction with a Time magazine cover package on “The New American Revolution,” Pharrell Williams and Jay-Z have teamed up to deliver “Entrepreneur”, a new track on the subject of Entrepreneurship.
The Columbia Records-released single finds Williams singing, “In this position with no choice / The system imprison young Black boys / Distract with white noise.” And Jay’s verse addresses a different point of economic empowerment and creating opportunity by reciting “Black Twitter, what’s that? When Jack gets paid, do you?,” in reference to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. “For every one Gucci, support two FUBU’s.”
In speaking about the overall theme, Pharrell is “trying to communicate that when we stick together, treat each other better and welcome each other, there’s more money and more opportunity for everyone.” He takes particular aim at the difficulties in being a U.S. entrepreneur. “Especially as someone of color, there’s a lot of systemic disadvantages and purposeful blockages,” he said. “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?”
Listen to “Entrepreneur” via its official video below.
Photo: Karl Hab