Jay-Z world domination continues..Last week or something he’s signing athletes and now hes inked anew deal. In his words…
“We are looking forward to working with Lucian [Grainge, Chairman and CEO of UMG] and the incredible team he’s assembled at Universal. We would like to applaud Lucian for collaborating with us to strike a new age deal. This agreement presents a unique opportunity for Roc Nation’s artists-being able to continue to operate as an independent label with the strength, power and reach of the best major. I look forward to a long and prosperous collaboration with UMG. It feels good to be home.”
Follow Roc Nation producer Jahlil Beats for a day in the life look at how he spends his time. He hits the studio in part one of the documentary and gives a listen to some of his most recent work. Check out his new EP Legend Music while your here. Oh, btw, if you don’t know who this man is, he’s the guy you all refer to as “Jungle Beats.” Check that!
While he was out in ATL, J.Cole paid a visit to DJ Drama and his show and talked about Diggy Simmons, his sophomore album, his joint project with Kendrick Lamar and more. It’s about that time for some new music Cole World.
MTV is really chopping this Jay-Z interview into the smallest clips possible. I guess when you sit down with Hovie though, you gotta milk it for all that it’s worth. Listen to him speak on one of his Roc Nation aritsts, Rita Ora, and the energy and excitement he say’s is unlike any other.
Continuing his talk with MTV, Jay-Z speaks on the new Brooklyn Nets logo and says he used the New York subway signs for his inspiration.
“I wanted to make it really classic and strong; a throwback to Brooklyn and what we’re about. It’s real gritty and we’re not about flash — well, sometimes. Just the roots of Brooklyn as this very bold, strong, simple logo.
It was really a take off the old subway signs, if you look at the old subway signs they were in black and white. It was that strong, beautiful, iconic black and white. I wanted to pick something that would stand the test of time and be here forever.”
During Jay-Z’s press conference for his upcoming Philadelphia festival, Made In America, he spoke with MTV about Jay Electronica’s Act II album. He tells them the project is still coming and that the lyrics are “scary good.” When will we actually receive the album though?
Meek Mill is making power moves…
L+T: So you’re signed to Roc Nation management…
MM: Yeah, that’s the new deal I put together. Me coming up in this rap game, I was always an underground artist coming up by myself and making all of the moves by myself. And my manager – he’s just like me, we’ve been coming up in the streets by ourselves. So we just decided to partner up with Roc Nation and take things to another level.
L+T: Now that you’re aligned with two of the most important organizations in hip-hop, how do you feel that’s going to define your career?
MM: I think it’s going to take me to the next level. I’ve got Warner Bros. behind me, Maybach Music Group, and Roc Nation; some of the most powerful people in the game. That’s like 80 percent of the game right there. You know, Ca$h Money, they like family. So it’s like you’ve got everyone on your team at one time, and it feels good to have all that behind you at once. It’s like a force that can’t be stopped