Pharrell Williams and Jay-Z have released a brand-new collaboration, “Entrepreneur,” which arrived alongside a powerful visual.
In the clip, the duo spotlights Black entrepreneurs from across the world, including some familiar faces like Tyler, the Creator and Insecure’s Issa Rae. The clip also includes a moment of silence for the late Nipsey Hussle, who was fatally shot last year.
“You gotta let go, if you want to fly take the leap / You gotta risk it all, or they’ll be lots of things you’ll never see / You gotta let, let go, ’cause you never know what’s in store / Mister entrepreneur,” Williams sings on the chorus.
The song arrives alongside a new project curated by Williams, in collaboration with TIME magazine, called The New American Revolution, which “examines America’s oppressive past—and the potential for an equitable future.”
“Entrepreneur” was produced by The Neptunes, the duo of Williams and Chad Hugo who reunited earlier this year, and highlights “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. 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?”
Last year, Williams released “Letter to My Godfather” as part of the soundtrack for Netflix’s The Black Godfather. Earlier this year, Jay-Z unveiled a previously unreleased version of “Holy Grail,” featuring The-Dream.
Watch the video for “Entrepreneur” here: