Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation has launched a brand new e book publishing imprint, Roc Lit 101.
As The Associated Press reviews, the corporate has partnered with Random Home for the enterprise which is able to current “books on the dynamic intersection of leisure and genre-defying literature”.
It’s stated that Roc Lit 101 is making ready to launch a brand new e book about legal injustice by Meek Mill and a fantasy fiction title penned by Lil Uzi Vert, in addition to memoirs from Fat Joe and Yo Gotti.
The primary slate of titles has already been introduced for a summer season 2021 launch: Shine Brilliant by music journalist Danyel Smith and the memoir of former New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, titled Until the Finish.
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Roc Lit 101 will likely be led by Chris Jackson alongside Roc Nation’s Vice President Jana Fleishman. Jackson beforehand labored with Jay-Z when Random Home revealed the rapper’s 2010 autobiography, Decoded.
“Our aspiration for the imprint is to create books that draw from the very best of popular culture – its most imaginative and gifted storytellers, innovators, and literary chroniclers – to create superbly written and produced works that may entertain and enthrall readers, but additionally illuminate essential points,” Jackson defined in a press release.
Fleishman stated: “There are such a lot of untold tales and we think about it a real privilege to have the ability to amplify various voices whereas exploring the uncharted worlds which might be about to open to us.”
Final month noticed Roc Nation sign Christina Aguilera to their management division. Nevertheless, there’s at present no phrase on potential new materials from the singer.
Earlier this yr, it was introduced that Jay-Z will open the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment in 2021. Positioned in New York, the college will present college students with the possibility to review undergraduate levels in music, music know-how, entrepreneurship and manufacturing in addition to sports activities administration.