( ENSPIRE Trending News ) Jay-Z, Pharrell Collaborate on new song about Black ambition
Mega Stars, Jay-Z and Pharrell Williams have collaborated to release a new song that focuses on Black ambition titled “Entrepreneur.” The track released Friday in collaboration with TIME’s special cover project “The New American Revolution,” which was curated by Williams and includes conversations with Angela Davis, Naomi Osaka, Tyler, the Creator, and others about the inequalities Black people encounter in the U.S.
A preview of “Entrepreneur” was leaked on Thursday. “Black Twitter, what’s that? When Jack gets paid, do you?” raps Jay-Z, referring to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. “For every one Gucci, support two FUBU’s.” On the track, Williams sings: “In this position with no choice/The system imprison young Black boys/Distract with white noise.”
Pharrell Williams told TIME the song is “about how tough it is to be an entrepreneur in our country to begin with.” “Especially as someone of color, there’s a lot of systemic disadvantages and purposeful blockages,” he continued. “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?”
Jay-Z is the featured artist on the Pharrell Williams’ song. “Entrepreneur” was produced by the Neptunes, the duo of Williams and longtime collaborator Chad Hugo.