Jay-Z will rap to some of Wall Street’s biggest names next month at the Robin Hood Foundation’s annual investors conference, event organizers confirmed.
The Brooklyn-born rapper is expected to discuss his business career, including his recent deal to sell music-streaming service Tidal to Jack Dorsey-owned Square. That deal also had him added to the financial services company’s board of directors.
Jay-Z, who was born Shawn Carter, founded the entertainment empire Roc Nation and cannabis brand Monogram, among other ventures.
He also owns D’usse Cognac and is co-owner of champagne brand Armand de Brignac. Earlier this year, luxury brand behemoth LVMH purchased 50 percent of Armand de Brignac, popularly known as “Ace of Spades.”
Earlier this year, Jay-Z also launched a $10 million investment fund to help minority marijuana entrepreneurs break into the burgeoning pot business.
“We are especially excited to welcome Jay-Z, one of the greatest entrepreneurs of his generation, to speak at the conference. He exemplifies the visionary, cutting-edge investor that shares our stage each year to provide expert insights while supporting the measurable and sustainable programs Robin Hood operates to elevate New Yorkers out of poverty,” John Griffin, founder of Blue Ridge Capital and Robin Hood board