Lots of people are quick to say they’re “doing it for the culture,” but far fewer develop and execute plans to show their appreciation.
This week Diddy reminded us that he’s about that action when he listed 100 people making a difference in Black culture on his social media accounts using the hashtag #Black100.
The mogul behind Revolt TV and Making The Band listed his fellow music industry heavyweights along with some of the top names in fashion, film, journalism, sports, beauty, technology, and politics.
Fela Kuti, Michelle Obama, Migos, Jon Platt, Cassie, Dev Hynes, Andre Leon Talley, J Prince, Cardi B, Mav Carter, Don Lemon, Anderson Cooper, Serena Williams, Elon Musk, Yo Gotti, Rich Dennis, Amanda Seales, Kelly Rowland, Ted Sarandos, Gucci Mane, Tracee Ellis Ross, H.E.R.,
Bad Bunny, DJ Khaled, Pat McGrath, Machine Gun Kelly, Charles Blow, Colin Kaepernick, Dave Chappelle, Zoe Kravitz, Travis Scott, Naomi Campbell, Snoop Dogg, Karena Evans, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Kendrick Lamar, Gina Rodriguez, 6lack, Karol G, Duckie Thot, Angela Rye, Lakeith Stanfield,
He revealed that these are some of the men and women who inspire him in the pursuit of black excellence he’s known for. The people listed ranged from legends like Quincy Jones and Serena Williams to newer faces like Lakeith Stanfield and 6lack.
Diddy then told his #Black100, “It’s on the way. Thanks for the inspiration.”
Nas, Anthony Anderson, Faith Evans, Mary J Blige.
It's on the way. Thanks for the inspiration. #Black100
Diddy’s public praise came with mysterious presents. He posted several pictures of stacks of glossy black boxes on Instagram with yellow sticky notes attached, bearing the names of each of the people on the list.
“Culture creators, I have something special for you,” he wrote in the caption of one of the posts.
What that special something is has yet to be revealed, but knowing Diddy — whether it’s a documentary detailing their accomplishments or an awards ceremony to air on Revolt TV — it will be truly unforgettable.