It’s the “Empire State of Thoughts” collaboration New Yorkers didn’t see coming.
Hip-hop icons Jay-Z, Nas and Diddy are lending their voices to metropolis politics for the primary time — endorsing Ray McGuire for New York City mayor. The rappers appeared on a Zoom name with McGuire, Angie Martinez and Steve Stoute to debate their mayoral candidate’s “inclusive comeback” plan for town.
“When New York’s essentially the most vibrant, It was as a result of it was a vacation spot for individuals to return there and create,” Jay-Z mentioned.
The Roc Nation mogul revealed that he reached out to McGuire to run a fund he was planning to start out for black and brown individuals. “He advised me about his plans for operating for mayor. I used to be like, man, there goes that! I understood the place he was coming from,” he mentioned.
Queens native Nas confused how damaged town is, and mentioned he’s endorsing McGuire as a result of “I haven’t heard anybody say something about it, and every little thing he’s is saying is what I wish to hear.”
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In the meantime, we’re advised Diddy’s function within the marketing campaign goes past simply endorsing McGuire. “Puffy goes to be an integral half in how we attain voters. He is aware of the communities Ray wants to achieve and he’s an integral half in driving that. Solely Puffy could make a mayoral marketing campaign horny,” a marketing campaign insider advised us.
We wouldn’t be shocked if the candidate’s Spotify playlist now included the trio’s, “If I Dominated the World,” “It’s All Concerning the Benjamins,” and “99 Issues” — however movie star endorsements actually ain’t one. He additionally has the assist of Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Donna Karan, LL Cool J, Spike Lee and Steve Martin.