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Thursday, June 4, 2020

What Jay-Z And Roc Nation Is Doing For George Floyd's Memory


The hip-hop mogul and his entertainment company Roc Nation took out full-page ads in newspapers across America in memory of Floyd, a man from Minneapolis who died while in police custody after a police officer kneeled on Floyd's neck for eight minutes, moments that were captured on cellphone video.

In the footage, Floyd, 46, shouts “I cannot breathe” and “don’t kill me” before losing consciousness. He was later pronounced dead. Since-fired officer Derek Chauvin was later charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd's death.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Meek Mill Releases Dream Chasers Records Under Roc Nation


The two hip-hop players celebrated the launch of Dream Chasers Records at the Roc Nation headquarters in New York City, signing contracts at a small press conference and popping champagne to celebrate the partnership.

Meek Mill is in a Jay-Z state of mind: The Philadelphia rapper-turned-entrepreneur is launching a new record label in a joint venture with Jay-Z's Roc NationMeek Mill, 32, will lead Dream Chasers as president, overseeing the label and its staff.

Jay-Z, hip-hop's ultimate businessman, said he and Meek Mill not only bonded musically, but in other areas.

Jay-Z, Mill and others joined forces earlier this year to form a coalition that lobbies for changes to state probation and parole laws, called the Reform Alliance. Meek Mill became a symbol for criminal justice reform activists after a judge in Pennsylvania sentenced him to two to four years in prison for minor violations of his probation.

For his new label, Meek Mill said he hopes to sign hard-working artists looking to move the needle, "not a social media success for the weekend or for the month." Meek Mill recently announced he's now a co-owner of sports-apparel retailer Lids, and will lead the company's creative strategy and release a limited-edition collection of hats.


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Monday, March 22, 2021

Lawsuit Dismissed Against Jay-Z & Meek Mill

 


Jay-Z and Meek Mill have reportedly settled a lawsuit with a Philadelphia police officer who sued both of them along with Roc Nation after a depiction of her in the 2019 Amazon original doc ‘Free Meek.’


The documentary spoke on Meek’s incarceration, and how the rapper shifted his focus on calling out the injustices of the U.S. prison system and criminal justice system in Philadelphia. Crooked police officers in Philly were highlighted as well, but it was revealed that one of the officers—Saqueta Williams, was reportedly proven to be innocent of any wrongdoing as a cop. Williams ultimately sued Roc Nation, Jay-Z, and Meek for invasion of privacy and defamation as a result after she was labeled as a crooked police officer.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Will Yo Gotti And Roc Nation Be The Change Of Mississippi Prisons?


Jay-Z and his Roc Nation artist Yo Gotti are teaming up in an attempt to improve prison conditions in Mississippi. The pair reportedly sent a letter to two top officials in the state on Thursday (January 9) demanding change.

A recent outbreak of deadly gang violence in Mississippi prisons has left five dead and brought the state’s long-running institutional problems under scrutiny and into the national spotlight.Related Article

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Perform For Roc Nation A&R Rep @RocNation


Attention Artists, Producers, AND Songwriters: Are you a “Polished” Hip Hop or R&B Act or Music Producer? Play and Perform your music directly for an A&R Rep from Roc Nation this May. You will perform one on one in a private session with the A&R Rep at a New York Recording Studio.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Jay-Z, Yo Gotti, And Team ROC File Lawsuit Over Conditions In Parchman Penitentiary


Jay-Z, Yo Gotti, and Team ROC have helmed legal action on behalf of 227 Mississippi inmates at Parchman Prison, Pitchfork can confirm via legal documents. The class action lawsuit has been brought against the new Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Nathan Burl Cain and prison healthcare provider Centurion. The complaint urges Cain and Centurion to address allegedly subpar living conditions at Parchman.

In addition to the lawsuit, Yo Gotti and Team ROC’s attorneys had several Parchman inmates submit sworn COVID-19 questionnaire forms detailing the lack of COVID-19 testing protocol at the prison. The returned questionnaires describe a lack of social distancing, PPE, and more at the penitentiary.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

How Jay-Z created a hip-hop path to luxury

 



This past Monday, rapper Jay-Z unveiled a deal with LVMH to expand his Armand de Brignac champagne globally. The next day, Oatly, the Swedish vegan-milk group in which he has invested, took its first step towards a $10bn initial public offering.


Jay-Z has further tasks to occupy him, apart from his own music. He still heads Roc Nation, a music and sports talent agency that includes Rihanna among its clients. He is also “chief visionary officer” of a special-purpose company backed by Roc Nation that acquired two Californian cannabis groups in November. And so on.


This year is the 25th anniversary of Jay-Z’s first album Reasonable Doubt, released on his own Roc-A-Fella Records label. Some have lasted and some not, but Jay-Z was ahead of his time in business in a way that is only now clear. “Put me anywhere on God’s green Earth, I triple my worth,” he once rapped. The deal with LVMH, under which the world’s leading luxury group has taken 50 per cent of Armand de Brignac — the “Ace of Spades” champagne praised in his lyrics — is proof of that.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Roc Nation to Demand Justice for Alvin Cole


Jay-Z and Team Roc, the social justice arm of his Roc Nation entertainment company, are organizing a rally in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin on Thursday (Oct. 15) to demand justice for 17-year-old Alvin Cole.


Cole was killed on Feb. 2 by Wauwatosa police officer Joseph Mensah, less than three minutes after police began to chase him through the parking lot of Mayfair mall.


The rally is set to take place at 2:30 p.m. CT on Oct. 15 in Hart Park at 7300 Chestnut Street. Face masks are required to attend.


Cole’s family, State Rep. David Bowen, and members of Until Freedom will all participate in the rally, and call for Mensah to be terminated for his actions, and Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber be fired. The rally will additionally demand for the Wauwatosa Police Department to require body cameras.

Friday, March 5, 2021

Square Purchases Stake in Jay's Tidal

 


Square, the mobile payments company led by Mr. Dorsey, announced on Thursday its plan to acquire a “significant majority” of Tidal, the streaming music service owned by Jay-Z and other artists — including Beyoncé, Jay-Z’s wife, and Rihanna, who is a client of Jay-Z’s entertainment management company, Roc Nation.


Square will pay $297 million in stock and cash for the stake in Tidal. Jay-Z will join Square’s board.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Brodie Wagenen Named Chief Operating Officer of Roc Nation Sports

 


Former Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen is joining Jay-Z's  Sports as the company's chief operating officer, Van Wagenen announced.


Van Wagenen worked with Roc Nation when he was the co-head of Creative Arts Agency's baseball division. Van Wagenen took the Mets job in October 2018 and left the agency.


"We believed in the vision Jay and [Juan Perez] had back in 2013," Van Wagenen told ESPN's Jeff Passan. "We've stayed in constant contact with them. It was a natural homecoming."

Monday, January 25, 2021

Did Jay-Z Cut a Deal with Trump for Desiree Perez's pardon?

 


Funk Flex and Jay-Z's feud extends years, but the DJ added a new chapter by consigning a report accusing the Hip Hop mogul of cutting a deal with former President Donald Trump in exchange for Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez's pardon.


Funk Flex announced on Instagram that he has "a story to tell" in relation to the report. He posted a photo of a tabloid story covering Perez being accused of wearing wiretaps for the feds after her arrest. 

Saturday, January 2, 2021

J. Prince Talks Roc Nation and Megan Thee Stallion


Megan Thee Stallion found herself in controversy with her record label 1501 Records after inking a management deal with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation last year.


1501 Records simultaneously inked a deal with Houston legend, J. Prince. “Carl is from my hood better known as 5th Ward and I’m proud to be his new partner moving forward,” Prince wrote at the time.


Months later, Meg accused 1501 of not allowing her to drop new music because she requested a negotiation of her contract. She also fired off a $1 million lawsuit and a temporary restraining order, which allowed her to drop all the music we heard since.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Whats Your #FavoriteSong By Meek Mill?


Born and raised in Philadelphia, Meek Mill is one of the best rappers in the industry. Although the media say that Meek Mill music career was killed by the internet, fans sure endure him as he keeps pushing on.

Meek Mill is in a Jay-Z state of mind: The Philadelphia rapper-turned-entrepreneur is launching a new record label in a joint venture with Jay-Z's Roc Nation.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

What NFL Team Is Jay-Z Buying? And Why Is Everyone Mad?


I'm seeing a'lot of bad talk around Jay-Z purchasing a NFL team of his own. People have been talking bad since Colin Kaepernick did not get mentioned to the point it would reinstate him.

In my eyes, If Jay-Z owns the team, that could mean he is calling shots right? So that mean he has the opportunity to give Colin Kaepernick another round at stardom.

JAY-Z is going to buy a “significant ownership interest” in an NFL team at some point in the “near future,” with an unnamed source saying that he wants to “continue to be a change agent for the NFL.”

JAY-Z won’t be able to manage players as an owner, since he is “not an NFL agent and does not take part in the operations of the NFL players in Roc Nation.”

Jay-Z previously had to sell his stake in the Brooklyn Nets NBA team because it conflicted with his work in Roc Nation’s sports management division. Also, once this deal happens, it will make JAY-Z the first Black team owner in NFL history.

The other big wrinkle here is that we don’t know which team JAY-Z is about to procure a “significant ownership interest” in.

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Also, Cardi B is correct, Jay-Z does have the power to bring Colin back if the deal goes through. Jay-Z only said were done went pass the kneeling, he did not say that the player chances were taken away. Colin responding like he is is bad, and i believe if Jay does not bring him back is because of any problems that are being caused.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

East Coast Collective Covenant Government Signs Distribution Deal With Roc Nation


After weeks of project releases – The groups collab project, Annuit Coeptis, and Young Scoop's, Hor d'oeurve – East Coast Collective, Covenant Government, officially signs a much deserved distribution deal with Roc Nation's Equity Distribution.

The team has already been on a whirlwind of radio interviews with Power 105's EmEz, NBA Nothin' But Net Radio's – DJ Nolita, and WVIP 93.5's – DJ Wayne Pow.

Sensei Feng Xhui's upcoming project, NEWD, and Relz's upcoming project, Life's A Beach, are slated to be the first releases under the new deal coming this April, so stay tuned!

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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Shezi Rosewood - "Space Island" @SheziRosewood


Shezi Rosewood (formerly J-Lie) has an important message for all those who have just had a breakup or are trying to forge a new life after romance is over. The new voice of music has signed a new distribution deal with Roc Nation, and is all set to release his new R&B/Soul single this summer, called ‘Space Island’, which will give solace through melodies and transport listeners into a new world by leaving the past behind.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

3 Investing Lessons From Jay-Z


In 2019, Shawn Corey Carter became hip-hop's first billionaire. Better known as Jay-Z, Mr. Carter didn't just make his money by rapping, although he's one of the industry's best-selling artists. Instead, he built a sprawling empire, including a music label, a sports management company, a streaming service, and a high-end sports bar.

With the Brooklyn-born rapper continuing to grow his net worth, there are certainly many investing lessons to learn, both from his business ventures as well as from his lyrics. Here are three of them.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Is Lil Wayne Thinking Of Signing To Roc Nation


At the end of 2016, Wayne made a similar statement when the told the crowd at the Camp Flog Gnaw festival, "I'm a motherfucking Cash Money millionaire and I'm a motherfucking Roc-A-Fella millionaire." 

Before that, the Young Money rapper revealed that he signed a deal as an artist/owner at Jay Z's Tidal, leading many to believe that there was a partnership between the two superstars on the rise.

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Jay-Z or 50 Cent?

 


Another round of Celebrity Match Up's is back. This time they hit these scene with New York rappers Jay-Z of Roc Nation and 50 Cent of G-Unit.


Both rappers has made there mark in the industry. 50 Cent recently released his book, Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter, in which the rapper speaks on the alleged rift between JAY-Z and Kanye West and why he believes Hov has become "disappointed" with his friend Ye. 50 Cent says his relationship with Jay-Z is purely ''business'' and insists the pair will never be friends.


50 and Jay-Z were involved in a rap ‘beef’ with each other in early 2009, but while neither has said anything publicly to settle their differences, they met backstage when Jay-Z played a huge concert with 50’s mentor, Eminem, at Detroit’s Comerica Park last year, although 50 refuses to say what happened between them.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

What Would A Battle Between DMX And Jay-Z Be Like?


Before DMX and Jay Z became international rap titans, they competed in a classic hip-hop war. Even with all that feuding in the past, Hov and X have collaborated on a bunch of songs, including "It's Murda" and "Blackout." They even almost formed a group with Ja Rule.

In 1999, Jay Z and DMX embarked (and majorly cashed in) on the Hard Knock Life Tour. Although Jay Z’s album gave the tour its name, the lineup was a joint headliner of the Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder and DMX.

Captured in the documentary film Backstage, Jay Z and DMX had vastly different demeanors on wax, on stage, and as celebrities. While both were pillars of Rap-made-right and suddenly sex symbols, they only overlapped in skill and love of the art.

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