It’s rare for a rapper to make a goodbye album - generally the marketplace kicks you out of the game first. But Jay-Z is a rare rapper. The dominant figure of the post-Biggie and Tupac era, he spit cool and witty with devastating flows, dropped classic albums, influenced MCs, changed pop culture and built a tall stack of dollars in the process.
Music journalist Touré on Jay-Z, during his review of The Black Album for Rolling Stone in November 2003.
Today Roc Nation have announced that nu metal band KoЯn has signed a management deal with the label, ahead of the release of their twelfth studio album The Serenity of Suffering. Other rock artists now represented by Roc Nation include Coheed and Cambria, Dorothy and Touche Amore; and this is clearly a genre JAY Z and the Roc family are looking to push forward into.
This announcement continues the Roc’s all-genre takeover, with moves in Latin, Country, and Pop also being made in the past month. Also, the rumor on the streets is that Roc Nation is looking to sign Ghanian rapper Sarkodie.