On Sunday (June 13), New York City Boricuas turnt up all over the Big Apple as the Puerto Rican Day Parade and the festivities that come with it took over the city that never sleeps—and for the entire weekend.
During the parade Triple-OG Hip-Hop Ricans, Fat Joe and Angie Martinez boarded the Pepsi Stronger Together and Gamesa float as Padrino (Godfather) and Madrina (Godmother) of the parade (of course they are) to help the brand launch their first national scholarship search to help and support the underserved youth of America with a $100,000 Scholarship Program Towards Arts Education.
Props! Of course Fat Joe and Angie Martinez are more than proud to be part of the program and in a press release expressed their excitement and gratitude to Pepsi for the opportunity.
“I’m honored to work with Pepsi Stronger Together to create opportunities for the next generation of multicultural leaders and give them the resources to pursue their dreams in music and arts,” said Fat Joe in a statement. “As an entertainer with a public platform, I take my responsibility to blaze a trail for the future very seriously. It’s important that we empower our youth – especially from underserved communities – so they have the confidence and foundation to reach their full potential.”
Adds Martinez, “As someone who has spent much of my life deep in the music industry, I understand the importance of music and the arts to the youth in our communities. It’s an honor to work with Pepsi Stronger Together to encourage young people to turn their creativity into a lifelong passion or career.”