Jay-Z and Fat Joe have teamed up to provide relief to the millions suffering in Puerto Rico.
TIDAL’s X: Puerto Rico mission will send supplies to those who are living with limited supplies after Hurricane Maria. The supplies will be sent by way of a cargo plane. “Leaving on Friday, 6 October, this first plane will carry 200,000 pounds of batteries, flashlights and portable lanterns.
“It will also carry diapers, baby wipes, cases of water and feminine hygiene products”, the statement from the streaming company reads.
Fat Joe announced his part in the relief efforts on Instagram. Those wishing to send supplies to Puerto Rico can bring supplies to the Jacob Javits Center in New York.
“As the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico grows, our brothers and sisters are desperate for our help,” Joe captioned his Instagram post.
Joe will take the plane to his native island, where Daddy Yankee and a full team will meet him for distribution.
TIDAL’s 3rd Annual “TIDAL X: Brooklyn” charity concert will also bring awareness to natural disasters. Hosted by Angie Martinez, performances include Puerto-Rican entertainers like the Terror Squad captain, Jennifer Lopez, Daddy Yankee.
Also performing will be Jay-Z himself, DJ Khaled, Kaskade, Chris Brown, Cardi B, Willow Smith, Machel Montano, Princess Nokia, Rapsody and many more. Rosie Perez and Lin Manuel-Miranda will make special appearances.
Bacardi, who donated $1.3 million to the company’s charity event, is a sponsor for the concert.
Facundo L. Bacardi, chairman of Bacardi said: “BACARDĺ is proud to play a part in raising awareness and funding for the regions affected by these terrible disasters.
“This includes Puerto Rico, Florida and the Caribbean region – all homes to our family and company.”
Tidal’s charity concert will take place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on 16 October.