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Saturday, June 4, 2022

Jay-Z’s $1.3 Billion Fortune Has Nothing to Do with Music

Jay-Z started his music career as Shawn Corey Carter in the ’80s. He rapped to escape the poverty around him. Carter met his mentor Jaz-O and joined the older man in recording “The Originators.” The duo’s song earned them an appearance in Yo! MTV Raps.

This was the moment when Carter took up the name Jay-Z, paying homage to his mentor. The moniker punned on his childhood hood name, Jazzy. It also referred to the subway station near his home known as J/Z. Little did Jay-Z know it would become a household name.

Monday, April 25, 2022

Jay-Z Has 30 Songs on the Billboard Hot 100


Since 1996, Jay-Z continues to leave his mark on the world, from hip-hop and beyond, by releasing material favored by the masses both as a soloist and collaborator to music’s biggest stars — not limited to Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake, Coldplay, Kanye West and, of course, his wife Beyoncé.

Friday, February 25, 2022

Jay-Z And Yo Gotti Team Up With A&E


A&E Networks announced that they had greenlit an upcoming four-part docu-series titled Exposing Parchman. The series will follow JAY-Z and Yo Gotti and Roc Nation’s philanthropic branch Team Roc after they spearheaded a civil rights lawsuit alongside the 29 inmates of Mississippi’s notorious Parchman Prison. 

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Jay-Z - Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film


Jay-Z has rapping down to fine art – with sustained video shoot inspired by artist Marina Abramović. Performance artist Marina Abramović says Jay Z never made a promised donation. He's got the receipt proving otherwise.

Monday, November 1, 2021

Wale Talks Roc Nation And Why He Left


Wale previously revealed that he wanted to sign Young Thug ahead of anyone, noting that he had his eye on the rapper but “couldn’t afford him.” Wale pointed out that he saw the difference in Thugger compared to other artists when the two were in the studio together. Along with that, Wale was very candid about his career, noting why he departed from Roc Nation in 2014.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Jay-Z Takeover Of Marijuana Business Continues


Jay-Z and two venture firms have invested $19 million into the Denver-based cannabis tech company Flowhub. Flowhub received a $19 million investment from Jay-Z and the venture firms Headline and Poseidon.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Roc Nation Files Lawsuit Against Kansas City Police


Jay-Z's Roc Nation, LLC has filed a lawsuit against the government in Kansas City, Kansas and its police department, accusing the parties of covering up alleged misconduct by officers.

A petition was filed on Monday, September 20 in the District Court of Wyandotte County, Kansas. In it, Roc Nation, LLC claims city officials have refused to produce records in response to multiple records requests involving officers who have allegedly been accused of misconduct.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Will Jay-Z Become Owner Of The Denver Broncos?


The Denver Broncos could be looking for a new owner, and two of the most powerful celebrities in America reportedly are interested. Jay-Z, the rapper, businessman and media mogul, and Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, have both "popped up" as potential new owners of the Broncos.

Monday, August 16, 2021

Jay-Z Wants to Invest in a Sportsbook Betting Platform


Just days after Jay-Z and Roc Nation took part in a $325 million investment in the Fanatics sports e-commerce platform, the rapper, along with Fanatics onwer and Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin have applied for a New York gaming license to form Fanatics Sportsbook. The news was first reported by TMZ and ESPN and confirmed by Variety. A rep for Roc Nation had no comment.

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Jay-Z and Michael Rubin Join Forces


JAY-Z’s latest investment sees him pour some cash into his close friend and CEO Michael Rubin’s Fanatics company. Fanatics received a private $18 billion valuation, which is triple compared to its valuation from 2020.

Friday, August 6, 2021

Will Kanye West and Jay-Z Reunite For ‘Watch The Throne 2’


Just a few days out from the tenth anniversary of Kanye West and Jay-Z’s collaborative epic, ‘Watch The Throne’, social media personality and friend of West’s Justin Laboy has claimed that a follow-up album is coming – and sooner than fans might expect.

Friday, July 30, 2021

Jay-Z and Will Smith Join Forces to make home owning more accessible


Smith’s Dreamers VC and Arrive, the investment arm of Jay’s Roc Nation, are among the companies that participated in the capital raise for Landis Technologies, a startup that aims to guide renters on their path to owning a home.

Friday, July 2, 2021

Roc Nation joins Blackstone


Blackstone is acquiring the Certified Collectibles Group in a transaction valuing the company at more than $500 million. Jay-Z's Roc Nation is also an investor in the transaction.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Megan Thee Stallion Offering A Full Scholarship To One Lucky Student


Megan Thee Stallion will be serving as a lecturer at NYC’s Long Island University while simultaneously offering a full scholarship to one lucky student of Roc Nation’s School of Music, Sports, and Entertainment.

Jay-Z’s management firm Roc Nation, who manages Megan, announced the partnership will begin in the fall of this year, but Megan is now offering a free ride to one lucky student in the program.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Fac Marlo Releases His New Melodic Single ‘Butterflies”

Fac Marlo has released his new and captivating single, “Butterflies” with an enchanting storyline. “The idea of Butterflies is like a tale of 2 individuals, one is a rapper and one is a fan. They make eye contact and end up seeing a future together cuz she’s convinced he’s something special”, the artist described. 

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Why Did Mariah Carey Leave Roc Nation Management?


Roc Nation has various artists under their belt that they represent, including Meek Mill, Tinashe, Megan Thee Stallion, Rihanna, Snoh Aalegra, Moneybagg Yo, and more. Reports that surfaced say the split occurred after Mariah Carey and Roc Nation got into a heated argument about the direction of her career.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Jay-Z Announces The Return Of Made In America Festival


The Made In America Festival is returning to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this Labor Day Weekend. The 2021 edition of the Roc Nation-produced musical event is scheduled for Saturday, September 4 and Sunday, September 5.

Made In America was founded by Roc Nation leader/Hip Hop icon Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter in 2012. Last year’s MIA was rescheduled due to safety concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest in America at the time.

Friday, May 14, 2021

The Evolution Of Jay-Z


Shawn Corey Carter (born December 4, 1969), known professionally as Jay-Z (stylized as JAY-Z) is an American rapper and businessman. He is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, having sold more than 100 million records, while receiving 21 Grammy Awards for his music. 

MTV ranked him the "Greatest MC of all time" in 2006.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Jay-Z Invest $19 Million Into NFT


Hov’s Marcy Venture Partners has officially backed NFT marketplace Bitski. Bitski revealed that the JAY-Z’s company was amongst the backers who invested $19 million USD into the San Francisco-based startup, including Roc nation co-founder Jay Brown, Endeavor CEO Ari Amanuel, Troy Carter and 3LAU. 

Bitski’s new investors also include other YouTuber MrBeast, tennis legend Serena Williams and many other senior executives across TikTok, Twitter and Snapchat. The news arrives shortly after Bitski’s recent partnership with adidas to launch No. 1 NFL draft pick Trevor Lawrence’s NFT collection.