It is being reported that hip hop icon Jay-Z has inked a $20 million deal with technology company Samsung, the deal will allow for the two giants to collaborate on various projects. Including a business deal that may see Jay-Z creating his own social media network. This just days after Jay-Z and Beyonce enjoyed an evening backstage at the Summer Jam XX concert at the MetLife stadium this past weekend, watching acts such as Wu Tang Clang, Rick Ross, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel and Mariah Carey.
Jay-Z recently sold his share of the Brooklyn Nets to become a sports agent with his Roc Nation sports (talent agency) and has already signed some big names such as WNBA rookie Skylar Diggins, Geno Smith and New York Yankees star Robinson Cano. Jay-Z has also created and launched his own music festival in Philadelphia called “Made in America” and most recently executive produced “The Great Gatsby” soundtrack.
Also, Jay-Z took his Roc Nation label and moved it from Sony to Universal.
Jay-Z has done it all and continues to set trends in both business and music and he is reportedly in the studio working on his next solo album. A few weeks ago a photo of Jay-Z and Drake in the studio was instagramed sending fans into a frenzy and anxious to hear what the two hip hop stars were cooking up. No further information has been released on Jay-Z’s upcoming album but the hip hop icon was also photographed with another hip hop icon, Raewkon of the legendary hip hop group the Wu Tang Clan.
On the other hand wife Beyonce may have let a slip of the tongue when doing a meet a greet during her world tour and let it be known that her upcoming album will be released later this year in November. This according to a fan who during the meet and greet asked about her album and Beyonce reportedly replied with November according to the fan. Still, no official word on when Beyonce will release her upcoming solo album or when Jay-Z will release his or how far along he is in the process. Fans will just have to wait with anticipation as Beyonce contiues with her Mrs. Carter world tour and Jay-Z prepares to go on his summer tour with pop star Justin Timberlake on their ‘Legends of Summer’ Tour.
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-Kelly J Newson