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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.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Two Plead Guilty To Scam In Roc Nation, Wu-Tang Clan Case


Two men have pleaded guilty to a scheme in which they pretended to be affiliated with the legendary hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan and Jay-Z’s entertainment company Roc Nation in order to scam hotels and luxury limousine companies out of thousands of dollars worth of goods and services, the Department of Justice said this week.


According to the DoJ, Aaron Barnes-Burpo and Walker Washington both pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud, a charge that could land both up to two decades in prison.


According to an Associated Press report from when the trial first began in February, Barnes-Burpo and Washington took advantage of hotels to the tune of more than $100,000, including some of the most luxurious hotels in the southern U.S.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Jay-Z To Open Roc Nation University Next Year


Named after his entertainments company, Jay-Z's Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment will be a faculty of Brooklyn's Long Island University in New York, offering undergraduate degrees in music, music technology, entrepreneurship and production, and sports management.

Planning to open its doors next year, prospective students can apply in autumn this year, with courses due to start in September 2021. A quarter of the incoming students will also receive the Roc Nation Hope Scholarship, with the mission statement on LIU's website sharing that "The Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment at LIU Brooklyn will serve as a globally renowned destination for world-class education, exceptional career development, cultural initiatives and philanthropic endeavors."

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.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Would Jay-Z Be Better At Business or Law?


Rapper Jay-Z has been doing business ventures with different companies since the 1990's. Lately his newest venture outside of the music world has been taking on prison condition in the south, and fighting for justice where the cause is called.

I guess you can say its a little early to tell since having this new face in law is early in his late career. But with all the moves he has made and is making, how would you rate this question?

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.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Who Are The 11 Players Who Joined Roc Nation?


Marcus Rashford, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne are all on Jay-Z’s Roc Nation team of athletes. Who else besides Rashford, Lukaku and De Bruyne are a part of Jay-Z’s team at Roc Nation?

Headed by world-famous rapper Jay-Z, Roc Nation Sports has been a power player since its founding in 2013. Some of Roc Nation's most valuable clients are NFL running backs Todd Gurley and Saquon Barkley, as well as New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano and New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia.

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.

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.

Monday, May 18, 2020

How Beyoncé And Jay-Z Fell In Love


Once upon a time, Jay Z and Beyoncé fell in love. But—when, exactly? At this point, it seems as though music’s preeminent power couple has been together forever, but there were actually several years where they kept the world at large guessing, denying their undying love while likely continuing to date under the rader (or—as under the radar as two famous people can be).

Though there are varying reports as to when exactly they first came face to face, but in 2007 Jay told Charlie Rose he met Bey “10 years ago,” or in 1997; Queen B told Seventeen a year later that “I was 18 when we first met, 19 when we first started dating.” So young! Beyoncé was born September 4, 1981, so that’d mean they met in late 1999 or early 2000. Since women have a better memory than men, we’d bet on Bey. (Jay was born December 4, 1969, which means he was about 30.)

Sunday, May 10, 2020

What Would You Do If You Met Jay-Z?


How do you think it would feel or how would you act if you met one of the biggest and richest hip-hop stars in our generation Jay-Z?

We all know him as Jay-Z or Hova, but his real name is Shawn Corey Carter. Did you know? Jay-Z is the third best-selling rap artist of all time, after Eminem and Tupac with over 28m sales worldwide. Jay Z is one of the most well-known and highly-regarded rappers in the industry.

He’s also an extremely successful investor and businessman who’s a co-owner of the New York 40/40 Club, the clothing line Rocawear and is the former president of Def Jam Recordings, co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records and founder of Roc Nation. On top of all this, he’s also a certified NBA and MLB sports agent.

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.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

What Roc Nation And The NFL Is Doing For Hadiya Pendleton


It's a good thing how Jay-Z is getting involved in our African American culture. It's time we slow down gun violence in our black communities. He is really using his voice to stand out behind his music while having the NFL to back him up.

Jay-Z's Team Roc and the NFL debuted a public service announcement that honors the life of Hadiya Pendleton, a young girl who was fatally shot in Chicago in 2013.

Hadiya Pendleton's family has continued to keep her legacy alive. The Chicago teen is the subject of Team Roc's latest PSA about putting an end to gun violence.

Pendleton is one of many stories of kids being killed by gun violence from all over the world. Pendleton was gunned down as she was spending time with friends at the city's Harsh Park.

The video titled "Hadiya's Promise" is narrated by her mother Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton, who shared her daughter's hopes and dreams as well as her own efforts at social justice in her young years.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

The Super Bowl Halftime Show Will Mean More Music, Less Football!


This year will make history for the NFL Super Bowl Halftime Show. The ringing of the latin community has been heard loud and clear as they prepare to set stage for what is said to be the biggest event in history.

Shakira will open the Pepsi halftime show, performing hits including “Hips Don’t Lie” and “Whenever, Wherever.” She’ll then be joined on stage by Bad Bunny for “I Like It Like That”.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Gansta Marcus Talks Yo Gotti, Roc Nation, And Mississippi Prisons


In case you haven't heard, Jay-Z and Yo Gotti is out to sue Mississippi prison systems for all the wrong doing the system has encountered throughout the years.

Yo Gotti and Jay-Z's Team Roc, Roc Nation's social justice department, announced they joined forces in order to hire legal representation for 29 inmates in Mississippi. Those inmates criticized the prison conditions they and others have to endure and have called for change.

Ohio rapper Gansta Marcus instantly praised this notion and for good reason. Read the questions and how he answered each one with a home run answer.

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

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Desiree Perez Named CEO of Roc Nation


Perez was most recently chief operating officer of Roc Nation; she will be taking over the role from the previous CEO, Jay Brown, who was named vice chairman. Both roles are effective immediately.

Jay-Z announced Desiree Perez as the CEO of Roc Nation, according to a press release. Perez will “lead development and growth across all aspects of Roc Nation including music, management, all new business development, philanthropy, publishing, touring, and TV and film development.”

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Perez has been an associate of Jay-Z for two decades and has a long track record running his enterprises. She participated in the negotiation of the Beyoncé Formation stadium tour and played a large role in the Rihanna-Samsung deal. She has been in charge of operations at Roc Nation including labeling operations and publishing.

This news comes the same week she was named “Executive of the Year” by Billboard, with the publication writing: “Desiree Perez has quietly become one of the most formidable figures in the music business.”

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Monday, October 21, 2019

V-LO The Maestro (@vlosworld) - "The Vision 3" LP

V-LO The Maestro has definitely been trending upward in 2019. Over the course of the summer he has finalized a partnership with Roc Nation's "Equity Distribution" and released his highly touted single "Ready" which featured Project Pat. Some may be ready to take a break and bask in the success at that point, but not V-LO. The Washington, Louisiana native is ready to keep his wave flowing with the release of his "The Vision 3" project. Acting as the follow-up to his 2016 "The Visions 2" LP, this new entry finds V-LO The Maestro bringing some of the southern twang he has made a trademark of his. Standing at 11 tracks, the project takes you into the world of V-LO as he manages to keep things catchy throughout while still bringing his personality to the forefront. Features on the set include Project Pat, LaBritney, Ice Doll, Just Brittany and Latangela Fay.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

V-LO The Maestro (@VLosWorld) F/ Project Pat (@ProjectPatHcp) - "Ready"

Back with his first official release since signing a new deal with Roc Nation's Equity Distribution imprint is V-LO The Maestro. The new joint is titled "Ready" and on it V-LO proves to be just that, ready and prepared to take off with this smash. The track features a heavy hitter with Project Pat making a guest appearance. As always the O.G., a pioneer in southern hip-hop, comes through with strong bars that mesh perfectly with what V-LO The Maestro lays down. The record is perfect as the summer continues forth with it's catchy vibe and a hook that is easy to sing along with. V-LO is no stranger to showing his talent alongside industry heavy hitters like Kevin Gates and others and "Ready" is no different. Haven J produces the track while the mix and master is handled by Mr. Ignit.

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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