In an Instagram video posted on Thursday, September 28, the Terror Squad boss announced that along with TIDAL, he and Jay Z are privately chartering a plane to personally deliver the goods to Puerto Rico. The collection is taking place at the famed Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan on Saturday, September 30. Joe appealed to the masses to donate what they can to the drop.
As the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico grows, our brothers and sisters are desperate for our help. Please join myself, TIDAL, Governor Cuomo, and Ruben Diaz Jr. as we collect and transport much-needed supplies to the island. The goal is to fill and send as many cargo planes as possible. Donate or find your local drop-off location and help save lives. Head to TIDAL.com/PuertoRico. If you are in the New York area we are collecting non perishable items such as water, batteries, can foods, diapers,baby wipes, canned formula, etc. on September 30th at the Jacob Javits Center. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart and I promise all these items will be delivered by ME personally to Puerto Rico. God bless. #savepuertorico
Cartagena detailed that that cargo plane will carry 200,000 pounds of supplies and will leave Saturday, October 7. He will personally touch down with the cargo and will meet Reggaeton star Daddy Yankee in Puerto Rico to start the distribution.
TIDAL has also partnered with Bacardi Rum for its’ third annual TIDAL X Brooklyn concert at the Barclays Center on October 16 with the proceeds going to Hurricane Maria relief. Hosted by the original butter pecan Rican Angie Martinez, the show will feature performances from Jay Z, Fat Joe, Jennifer Lopez, Daddy Yankee, DJ Khaled, Kaskade, Chris Brown, Cardi B, Willow Smith, Machel Montano, Princess Nokia and Rapsody. Rosie Perez is also slated to make an appearance.
For those who would like to donate but are not in the New York City area can go here. Props to these two Rap champions on stepping up.