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Happy 29th birthday J. Cole! Jermaine Lamarr Cole, rapper and record producer, is best known by his stage name J. Cole. Cole was the first rap artist Jay Z signed to his label, Roc Nation, in 2009 and his first album debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard chart in 2011. Cole was greatly inspired by Tupac Shakur and he graduated…

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Roc Nation Sports just announced this week that they signed MLB star C.C. Sabathia to their management roster, and it looks like the company is already lining up its next major acquisition. Since forming the sports management arm of Roc Nation last year, Jay Z has hit the proverbial ground running. Now, it appears that NBA star John Wall could be joining the family.

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Veteran hip-hop star Jeezy announced via Twitter on yesterday (November 20) that he has linked with Jay Z’s Roc Nation. Jay’s company will now conduct business for Jeezy and his Corporate Thugz Entertainment brand. It is being reported that Jeezy and Jay are planning to partner to create a new management agency.

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Bridget Kelly is a pop and R&B singer-songwriter from New York City. She is signed to Roc Nation, and had her Atlanta listening session at TAGS. In August 2012, her single “Special Delivery” was released to urban radio stations. Her next single “Street Dreamin” featuring Kendrick Lamar was also a top 40 hit on the Mediabase Urban Airplay charts. Check out more…

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Story by Stereo Williams Photography by DeWayne Rogers It’s been a little over 20 years since Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas first crashed into the spotlight as the spunky pop, R&B and hip-hop trio TLC. In the years that followed the Atlanta-based group’s first single (“Ain’t 2 Proud 2…

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Story by Stereo Williams Photography by DeWayne Rogers “I think the hard work paid off.” Washington, D.C.-based rapper Wale is basking in the glow of realized success. The rhymer has had a busy few months, with his third album, The Gifted, hitting the streets this summer and he and Roc Nation rapper J. Cole hitting…

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Chris Brown, 24, is threatening to call it quits. Yesterday, the “Fine China” singer vented on Twitter to vent about the trials and tribulations he’s endured personally and in his music career since he beat his ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.While the tweets were later deleted, we were able to recover a few of his rants.…

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Roc Nation singers with and without makeup  Under Jay-Z’s Roc Nation umbrella, he both signs and manages some of the hottest songstresses in music. These specially selected women are praised not only for their talent and catchy hooks, they’re also noted for their concert ready good looks. What happens however when those leading ladies are…

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Rita Ora, 22, Jay-Z’s protégée, has just been named the new face of Madonna and daughter Lola’s Material Girl clothing line, available exclusively at Macy’s. Check out Ora’s most fashionable and lust worthy looks here. –ruthie hawkins

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In April, it was revealed that J. Cole’s mentor, Jay-Z, would be teaming up with Justin Timberlake for a concert that would cost up to $250 per ticket. Many fans and artists, including Kid Rock, spoke out against the outrageously high ticket prices. One week before the release of his sophomore album, Born Sinner, J.…

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