Jay-Z Brings Roc Nation to Universal Music

The Wall Street Journal reports this morning that Jay-Z has finalized a deal to bring his Roc Nation label to Universal Music Group. The deal gives Universal the rights to release Jay’s next solo LP, as well as new albums from Roc Nation artists such as Rihanna and Shakira. Jay had previously negotiated deals with Atlantic and Sony Music for Roc Nation’s music, but this latest agreement will consolidate the label’s distribution under Universal Music Group, Hov’s old employer during his tenure as president of Def Jam.

In other news, Republican Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart are not exactly thrilled with Jay and Bey’s highly publicized visit to the communist nation of Cuba last week, and are calling for an investigation into the trip, which may have violated US travel restrictions to the island nation.

Update: It looks like Jay will also be doing the Made In America Festival in Philly again this August, check out the trailer after the jump.


Previously: Jay-Z Has a Song on The Great Gatsby Soundtrack | Jay-Z Launches Roc Nation Sports, Signs Robinson Cano


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42 Responses to “Jay-Z Brings Roc Nation to Universal Music”

  1. Gob Bluth Says:

    Cosign the chris brown hate

    nigga wearing a kangol & a bow tie in his new video, fuckboy status

    when Rihanna gave up her dignity for this clown i knew she was a bird

  2. &What?! Says:

    Makin’ moves, still.

  3. Harlem World: My hoe$ they do drug$ Says:

    suspicious

    cus sonys share price is hella low right now

    niccas been speculating

  4. Gob Bluth Says:

    Shakira >> Rihanna

    South American market >>

    theres a lot of money to be made down there just ask Pitbull

  5. King James Says:

    JCole moves to universal too?

  6. Harlem World: My hoe$ they do drug$ Says:

    In other news, Republican Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart are not exactly thrilled with Jay and Bey’s highly publicized visit to the communist nation of Cuba last week, and are calling for an investigation into the trip, which may have violated US travel restrictions to the island nation.

    ===================
    sad fucks

    this is some loser shit right here

  7. King James Says:

    Reason Cudi left was because he was Universal Repulic and GOOD Music Def Jam

  8. Gob Bluth Says:

    suspicious

    cus sonys share price is hella low right now

    niccas been speculating

    ^

    been going downhill since they fired Mottola, they must’ve sold a billion records under him

  9. Harlem World: My hoe$ they do drug$ Says:

    Gob Bluth Says:
    April 8th, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Shakira >> Rihanna
    =====================

    thats a bad bitch right there

    shakira is one bad bitch

    dime

    i sell my race out for that bitch in a nanosecond

    immediately drop all the black fist (ll), black man is god shit in a nanosecond

  10. hood trill stunting aka trap day man Says:

    You are a god you control YOUR universe

    Simple as that

    > false.

    i am a human who has free will to control my actions in the universe of which i am part & particle. i can’t control things outside of me.

    you can’t control not one galaxy, planet, star nor the quality of oxygen you breathe. if by ‘your’ universe means your immediate actions & the results thereof…thas a very miniscule fraction of the grand scheme of things happening outside & beyond you.

  11. Harlem World: My hoe$ they do drug$ Says:

    all they got is simon cowell

    that niccas great money

    simon cowell sellin aythang

  12. Oh4werd Says:

    Yo I had a conversation with Aphrodite and Hades this mornin…shit was godly.

    Y’all be easy tho. Me and Hermes goin for a mornin run around the sun. Courteosy of Apollo.

  13. Stop it 5 Says:

    God like? But yet a Vice Lord? That aint godly.

    Stop it.

  14. Cashmere Cavalli aka Snowbunny Sampson Says:

    Who is putting albums out under Roc Nation tho…..Jermaine?

  15. S.I.C.K Says:

    I encourage people to study language and the root of words.The word ELOHIM should open alot of eyes.

    Let US make man. Who is the US? Some say “angels”.What are angels?Why do they chose a HUMAN form?

    The bible has been tampered with.They use phrases like “angel of the lord”where the language suggests that GOD HIMSELF was present.

    For instance in the bible where Jacob wrestled a “angel of the lord”,he actually wrestled GOD in the flesh.I can go on and on but you gotta do the research.

    It is said that GOD sits on a throne right???A throne is a PHYSICAL object so GOD must be physical..

  16. Gob Bluth Says:

    Mottola had the blueprint, Dive + great voice = 100 mill sold

    Mariah, Celine Dion etc

    Adele is next up in that lane

  17. Gob Bluth Says:

    *Diva

  18. Harlem World: My hoe$ they do drug$ Says:

    i hit it first >> is that yo chick > ether

  19. no shots, like stray dogs Says:

    Another win for the white man

    Where are the black record distribution companies?

  20. Harlem World: My hoe$ they do drug$ Says:

    are calling for an investigation into the trip, which may have violated US travel restrictions to the island nation.

    ==================
    and this nicca chea

    who said he visited cuba 5 times

    lmao

    pulled ya card on that one

  21. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    “i put er on, I put er on, I put that girl onnnnnnnnnnn”

  22. French Kevin Says:

    I hit it first

    Eskay’s new theme song after Kongo fucked his bitch

  23. Cashmere Cavalli aka Snowbunny Sampson Says:

    Yaris Sanchez >>>>>>

  24. Harlem World: My hoe$ they do drug$ Says:

    wasps and jooze makin a mockery outta my culture

    and jay-z is there playin all smiley smiley with em

    a culture that brought him outta a life of crime and poverty

  25. hood trill stunting aka trap day man Says:

    you can go to Cuba thru Canada, HW.

    my homie did it once & it cost him a few racks to do.

  26. Gob Bluth Says:

    Another win for the white man

    Where are the black record distribution companies?

    ^

    never gonna happen, not as long as Jimmy iovine is alive , i remember i read somewhere that interscope/universal spend hundreds of millions shutting down music sharing apps/sites

    Itunes only got popping coz Jimmy was cool with Steve jobs so he let him live, they still got lawsuits pending with Pandora & spotify

  27. no shots, like stray dogs Says:

    Co sign hw

    Sam Cooke owned his own masters, they killed him

    Michael Jackson , u know that story

  28. Harlem World: My hoe$ they do drug$ Says:

    hood trill stunting aka trap day man Says:
    April 8th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    you can go to Cuba thru Canada, HW.

    my homie did it once & it cost him a few racks to do.

    ==============
    of course

    but the ayrab didnt go to cuba

    unless it was guantanamo bay

  29. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    @KEV

    If by ‘your’ universe means your immediate actions & the results thereof… thas a very miniscule fraction of the grand scheme of things happening outside & beyond you.

    ^

    that’s were ya wrong , besides me comin into this motherfuck a hunnit grand strong 9 to be exact from grindin g packs

    EVERYTHING is connected

    Just as the Universe contains

    The milky way galaxy which contains our solar systems

    Which contains the sun the moon and the planet earth..

    which. contains the country you live in

    The state

    The city

    The town

    The job or home that you reside in at this very minute

    The computer or mobile device your using right now

    Theodore blog you are commenting on and the stand up individual you are conversating with right at this very moment

    YOU are a universe

    Within YOUR universe they’re is a system that you operate by people you interact with decisions you make in dealing with others that will effect your stance with the universal energy that is commonly labeled “karma”

    YOU made a CONCIOUS decision to operate by the islamic system and or tradition of beliefs

    That choice whether positive or negative is irrelevant to thid convo but that CONCIOUS decision effects your stance in the GREATER Universe

    EVERYTHING you do is CONNECTED to the greater universe there is no “miniscule fraction”

    If a painting contains 1000 different shades of colors..replacing ONE shade or color with another CHANGES the ENTIRE painting therefore how can the ONE shade or color.be MINUSCULE

    every concious decision made.effects your relationship with the greater universe

    You made those CONCIOUS decisions in YOUR universe therefore you are a god

  30. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    Made in america fest is a must for all those in the tru statw area brw

    A must

  31. TruthSerum Says:

    Truth hurts.

  32. MJ Says:

    http://wikitravel.org/en/Americans_in_Cuba

    It’s extremely easy to get to Cuba, and does not need to cost a “few racks.” If you’re in NY and can drive to Canada easily, you can fly for a very cheap price. Ditto if you’re in Texas and wish to drive to Mexico and then fly out of there to Cuba.

    In addition, students and academics flying there to perform research can fly directly from the US to Canada.

  33. Gob Bluth Says:

    I can understand sneaking into Cuba once but 5 times

    foh chea

  34. Oh4werd Says:

    If u paint a fire hydrant blue its still a fire hydrant…it doesn’t function differently.

  35. hood trill stunting aka trap day man Says:

    conscious > concious

    you need to learn how to spell before you talk all that ‘i’m god’ shit to me, youngin cause off that alone i ain buying it. lolxsmh

    @ again….

    ”YOU are a universe”

    i know the definition of universe & it doesn’t describe me.

    human does. you need a dictionary.

  36. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    @SICK

    Exactly..the bible constantly refers to god in a physical being

    Ill take it a step further

    The bible says jesus ..gods son..was made in gods image

    It is documented historical fact that jesus was a BLACK man

    Do the knowledge

  37. S.I.C.K Says:

    Why is Kim Jong Eun still breathing???

    We sent missles directly to Khadafy`s doorstep in the late 80`s for much less.

    Killed his daughter to boot.

  38. Oh4werd Says:

    No wonder some of y’all don’t read comics…y’all got active ass imaginations

  39. hood trill stunting aka trap day man Says:

    yo by no means was i defending that rat or meant to bring him into the discussion when i mentioned my homie went to Cuba bwo of Canada for a few racks.

    i have zero respect for that stool pigeon.

    carry on…

  40. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    1,313,459

    ^i hit it first

  41. F YOU PAY ME! Says:

    You gon a let a few typos prevent you from gettin jewelry so be it

  42. hood trill stunting aka trap day man Says:

    You gon a let a few typos prevent you from gettin jewelry so be it

    > thas not jewelry, young. thas heresy. you have no facts to back not one of your statements. thas all conjecture written to come off fanciful & even the grammar is flawed.

    i’m sposed to take your word for it & you can’t spell?

    k

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