Pharrell Williams and Jay-Z have teamed up for a new song called ‘Entrepreneur’. The single is part of Pharrell’s TIME cover package, ‘The New American Revolution’, which includes interviews with Angela Davis, Tyler the Creator, and others. Check it out below, alongside an accompanying music video directed by Calmatic.
“The intention for a song was all about how tough it is to be an entrepreneur in our country to begin with,” Williams explained to the publication. “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?”
“In this position with no choice/The system imprison young Black boys/Distract with white noise,” Pharrell says in the track. Jay-Z raps: “Black Twitter, what’s that? When Jack gets paid, do you?”
Earlier this month, Pharrell picked up an Emmy nomination for his work with Chad Hugo on The Black Godfather. Jay-Z’s Made in America Festival was recently cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.