the r.o.c

“I think I might wife her, y'know, powder blue Rocawear suit, white Nike her, add Mami to the cypher, ‘R.O.C.’ for life…”

Jay-Z and Beyoncé, photographed arriving at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx ahead of a New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox baseball game on April 8, 2004. The home team took the game 3-1.

Photograph: Jay-Z and Beyonce with Doug Morris, former CEO of Universal Music Group which owns Jay-Z’s Roc-a-fella records, Island Def Jam Records (formerly Russell Simons’ Def Jam) and current CEO of Sony Entertainment which owns Columbia records where Beyonce is signed. 

Doug Morris’ net worth nearly doubles that of Jay-Z. So who are the real owners of hip-hop?

“Despite the perception that Black entrepreneurs like P. Diddy, Russell Simmons, Jay-Z, Cash Money [or Young Money] are moguls, they are, in actuality, the children of their respective parent companies. P. Diddy’s Bad Boy Records is owned by Warner Music Group; Suge Knight’s Death Row by Interscope is owned by Universal Music Group; Def Jam is also owned by Universal… What’s worse is that, despite popular perception, there are no Blacks -none -in top executive positions of the parent companies. What the parent companies, as well as the Black moguls, would like us to believe is that "the R.O.C. is runnin’ this rap shit.” This why Jay-Z is touted as the ‘C.E.O of Hip-Hop.’ “

- M. K. Asante, It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop: The Post Hip-Hop Generation, p. 111-112


music im listening too while waiting for her to get out the shower.

My name is Wein, I am 22 years old and come from Taiwan(R.O.C). I usually shoot still life, landscapes, ruins, and I am always trying different subjects.

I love to observe the changes in light and shadows.

My photographic style biased towards low light, low saturation and highlights. The topics of my photos are seen through the moment’s light.

I say “Memorial Memories by PHOTO”, and that is when I truly feel alive.

I am using Canon 60D for my photography.


My name is Wein, 22 years old, come from Taiwan(R.O.C). I usually shoot still life, landscape, ruins and trying more different subjects.
I love to observe the changes of light and shadow by my side.
My photographic style biased low brightness, low saturation, and highlights the topics of photo through the moment’s light.
As I said “Memorial memories by PHOTO”, and truly feel I am alive.

Now I’m using Canon 60D shooting.