SOMETHING IN THE WATER - Day 2

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Jay-Z is back (just in time to spoil a Nas album release, but that’s a whole different animal). The new Jay? It’s a collaboration with Pharrell called “Entrepreneur” about, well, let Pharrell explain it via Time Magazine:

“;In this position with no choice / The system imprison young Black boys / Distract with white noise,”; Williams whispers.

“;The intention for a song was all about how tough it is to be an entrepreneur in our country to begin with,”; Williams tells TIME. “;Especially as someone of color, there”;s a lot of systemic disadvantages and purposeful blockages. 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?”;

“;When you have successful beehive-type communities where you can circulate money within your community, it makes a huge difference,”; he says. “;They keep saying the American Dream is about the house and picket fence, the wife and two kids. Come on–;let”;s be honest. It”;s always boiled down to money and an opportunity.”;

“;The song 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,”; Williams says.

Jay also has this doozy of a line: “;Black Twitter, what”;s that? When Jack gets paid, do you? For every one Gucci, support two FUBU”;s.”;

FUBU? This is all seen as Jay lecturing us again about what we do with our money and why we can’t get rich like him. Fair?

Jay Z today: Why y'all on black twitter? And buying Gucci instead of supporting Fubu?

Jay Z four months from now: I'm very pleased to announce I'm collaborating with Gucci on their black twitter line.

–; Aye throw that Boyz II Men on (@DragonflyJonez) August 20, 2020

Either way, he’s catching holy hell. Hit the flip for it all…


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