Jay-Z and Diddy are the richest hip-hop artists in the world according to Forbes. Now, it looks like the two are combining their immense wealth to help Black people across the U.S.
According to reports, Diddy has revealed that he and Jay-Z have teamed up to create a new app designed to help people locate Black-owned businesses. The idea, which is one that stems from the longstanding thought that Black people can empower themselves by building their collective wealth, is that their app will ultimately make it easier to help Black people help themselves.
Diddy makes a point to say that won’t stop Black people from shopping other places, but rather, it will help Black businesses grow.
He said: “This is not about taking away from any other community. We’ll still go to Chinatown. We’ll still buy Gucci! But the application will make it possible for us to have an economic community. It’s about blacks gaining economic power.”
There’s no word on when, exactly, Jay-Z and Diddy’s app will be hitting our iPhones and Androids, but our fingers are crossed.