Last year, Dipset’s Jim Jones talked about joining JAY’s Roc Nation team.
“I’ve become more mature and I’ve become way more of a businessman. I don’t operate off my emotions like I used to when I was younger. I haven’t had a conversation with Jay. It was kinda done like the mob. It was sanctioned by Jay but we have a mutual friend, a real good mutual friend. [Jay Z collabo on my next album?] I’m looking forward to him making an appearance on my next album. I’ve been a fan of Jay for years. [Will it happen?] In the spectrum of making music, I wouldn’t see why it wouldn’t happen. He’s the leader of the family. You know how that goes. Whatever happens, happens. I’m here to make the best Jim Jones effort I can. They’re willing to push me to the moon and giving me a platform I haven’t had in my whole career. My whole career I’ve done independently, if you know anything about my music. So for me to take this major step is a blessing. Whether I make songs with Jay, I’d love to, I’ve been a fan of his since he was making music. So you know, it’s a great feeling.”
Rita Ora and Jay Z’s Roc Nation have officially parted ways, following a lawsuit filed last year describing an “orphaned relationship” between the British singer and the label, which issued a counterclaim a month later. A source confirms to Billboard that Ora has signed with Warner Music, though specifics of the deal have not been disclosed. Requests to Roc Nation for confirmation of a settlement between Ora and the company were not returned. (Billboard)
Earlier this year, Roc Nation announced it would launch a TV production division.
As Roc Nation’s exec VP of scripted and unscripted television, Reardon will be responsible for building and running the TV department, focusing on developing and producing premium scripted and unscripted content. Reardon is a veteran producer and executive who had served as exec VP and co-head of Weinstein Co.’s TV department since 2015.