“Young Entrepreneur; Nobody did us no favors, Nobody Gave Us Shit. We Made Us.”

Since buying out his contract/rights from Def Jam Recordings for a reported $5 million, Jay-Z has been in negotiations with a couple record labels for his new label, ‘Roc Nation.’  He’s been in the game for years, so his connections stretch far (i.e, Lyor Cohen (Head of Atlantic/Warner), Kevin Liles (Vice Prez of Atlantic/Warner), LA Reid (Head of Island Def Jam), etc.)  For his next album, “Blueprint 3”-set for Sept.11th release, Jay-Z is working directly with Cohen, Liles, and the rest of the staff at Atlantic (probably because of his comfort level with those people).  For Roc Nation as a whole, though, Jay-Z made the deal with Sony Music Entertainment.  Sony Music Entertainment houses Columbia Records; where Jay-Z’ friend, Rick Rubin (Co-President) and wife, Beyonce are.

He’ll never stop.  From Marcy Projects (Brooklyn, New York) to King of Hip-Hop, with property across the United States.  “Aspire to Inspire.”

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~ by NxtLev on July 1, 2009.

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