Jay-Z: Anti-Retirement, Pro-Clean Water
The rapper and Def Jam president will visit poor regions of the world on his upcoming tour to promote water conservation.
Out of retirement and out on the road this fall, Jay-Z wants to use his power for good. Throughout his world tour, the rapper/Def Jam president will visit poor regions of the world lacking clean water in an effort to convince young people to conserve the natural resource. “As I started looking around and looking at ways I can become helpful, it started with water. Something as simple as water,” Jay said during a news conference at U.N. headquarters today, according to reports. “Young people need to know the problem exists.” In announcing a partnership with the rapper, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan said more than a billion people across the globe lack access to safe drinking water and 2.6 billion have no access to proper sanitation.
Jay-Z will also narrate an MTV documentary titled “Diary of Jay-Z: Water for Life” airing Nov. 24. The rapper’s tour kicks off Sept. 9. No further details of the tour have been announced.
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