News: Jay-Z & Roc Nation Ink New Artist, "I Just Did The Impossible Today"
Monday, Oct 17, 2011 12:10PM
Rap mogul Jay-Z's Roc Nation has welcomed a new addition to the entertainment company's roster by inking producer Jahlil Beats to the continuously growing business.
Jahlil took to his Twitter page to informally break the news.
"I just want my followers and supporters to know that i love y'all and i appreciate all the love you show me everyday," he tweeted late Sunday (October 16).
"I feel like i just did the impossible today"
"I signed with Jay-Z and ROCNATIONhttp://lockerz.com/s/147825241" (Jahlil Beats' Twitter)
Beats has reportedly worked with a few Philadelphia hip-hop artists, like Meek Mill and Freeway.
Jay-Z's Roc Nation Management has added another producer to its ever-expanding roster. Philadelphia's Jahlil Beats, who has produced for Meek Mill and Freeway, will join the likes of Wale, Santigold, No I.D., and others. As you might recall, Roc Nation serves as both a record label and a management company. (Prefix Mag)
Earlier this year, Jay signed UK-based rapper K. Koke to his label.
The deal is a joint venture contract between Koke's Suspect Entertainment label and Roc Nation/RCA and should definitely put the London native in front of many new potential fans in the upcoming months. Koke is from Stonesbridge, London and formed his company, Suspect Entertainment, with a pair of CEOs--Squingy and Krish--in 2005. Other artists involved include Froggy, Lefty, Grams, R9, Skeng, Capo, Bug, Gyro, Leokins, Lil Shan and others with equally puzzling names. (The Boom Box)
With a growing Roc Nation roster, Jay recently opened up about his artists' albums not getting rushed out.
"J. Cole is pretty close, he's coming out in September," Jay told Angie Martinez on August 1st. "He's got a great album. Jay Electronica is working on a great album as well. He's pretty close. Bridget Kelly just released -- her debut song, 'Thinking About Forever' -- For me, if you're gonna come sign to Roc Nation, just realize it's going to take a second. I'm into artists. I'm not really into putting a single out. It takes a minute to build artists. It's just true. You can't come off the street and make a classic. Rarely does that happen. Lauryn Hill was in the business for 700 years before she put out the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. She had to go through some things. You have to go through some things." (Hot 97)
Check out Jahlil Beats down below: