DJ Khaled signs with Jay Z, Roc Nation
Last month, DJ Khaled announced on Instagram that businessman and rapper Jay Z is his new manager. Surprisingly, the Palestinian-American did not use Snapchat to announce the news.
“Allow me to reintroduce myself!!!! Meet my manager. His name is Jay Z. Jigga. Hov!!! Special cloth alert! The blessings coming in have been overwhelming. So much blessings I needed the right team to help me embrace it right. And when I say embrace I mean brand partnership. When two special cloth brands come together history gets made. I’d like to thank fan luv for walking with me thru the journey of more success. They don’t want us to win!!!! So what we gonna do is win more. When I say we, I’m talking fan luv! I’m talking my brother Lenny S! Always seen my vision !!I’m talking Chaka!! I’m talking JIGGA NATION!!!!! I’m up to something. I will never stop!!! I will not lose JIGGA VOICE!!! Ride with me thru the journey of more success. God is the greatest! Bless up,” his post read.
Khaled became the latest member of Roc Nation, a full-service management, music publishing, and entertainment company founded by Jay Z in 2008. Roc Nation is also home to a diverse group of artists, writers, and producers such as Rihanna, Shakira, J. Cole, Santigold, HAIM, Meek Mill, and Big Sean. The entertainment company also has partnerships with global management companies which include Three Six Zero and Philymack.
This is another major deal for DJ Khaled. Recently, he also landed a deal with Apple Music consisting of a weekly “We The Best” radio show and a bi-weekly TV series. Apple Music is in competition with Tidal, Jay Z’s streaming company, which makes the partnership intriguing.
DJ Khaled did not respond to a request for comment from PiA.