Beyonce and Jay Z have built an empire. Their story of their success and those involved in their HOVA family was discussed in a recent Gazette Day posting and a summary of that information appears below. Juan “OG” Perez is one of Jay’s best friends. The two met in 1996 and OG Juan says that they bonded instantly. They had the same views on the entertainment industry, living in New York, and a love of sports. Their first business venture was the creation of Roc Nation which established a group of recording studios and a support system for recording artists.
The next step was to open a sports bar called the 40/40 Club. In 2013, they used their joint passion for sports as the foundation for Roc Nation Sports, a subsidiary of Roc Nation. This venture was truly a family affair with Perez as the president and his wife Dez as the COO. This sub group was committed to helping athletes raise their brands and participate in community outreach and charitable events. Jay Z’s philosophy is that as he succeeds, so should everyone involved in the Roc Nation company.
The relationships are important to him and he refers to them in many of his songs. He shows the level of his friendship with OG Juan when he sings about his sorrow over the fact that OG could not collaborate on his Black Album. He also refers to their joint passion when he sings about spending time with OG Juan at a Yankees game. He even tells that the excessive amount of money spent at OG’s birthday bash was actually paid by OG himself. in another song he shouts out about sharing the wealth among the Roc Nation brothers. HOVA empire continues to be alive and well.