OG Juan’s name may ring a bell to you if you are a avid Jay Z listener. He is one of Hov’s best friends and business partners. GQ was able to catch up with him to discuss Roc Nation Sports. Which he is the president of.
GQ: How does the culture of athletes and musicians mix?
OG Juan: We’re all one big family. We wrap our arms around each other. If Robbie needs something and one of the artists has it…. They send Instagram Happy Birthdays. We’re a family. Everybody sticks together here.
When you guys make a decision about a player, how big is the circle making the decision?
Just me and Jay.
Just the two of you?
Just us two.
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While Diddy is familiar with the number 1 spot on Forbes Hip Hop’s richest artist list. He received a bump this year in is income thanks in part to his Revolt TV station. Dr. Dre climbs one spot this year and bumps Hov down to number 3. The list finishes up with Birdman and 50 cent at 4 and 5.
1. Diddy — $700 million
2. Dr. Dre — $550 million
3. Jay Z — $520 million
4. Birdman — $160 million
5. 50 Cent — $140 million
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Nas cleared up rumors that he wrote Will Smiths hit “Giggy”, talks Illmatic, and the current state of hip hop.
“Alright, let’s clear this up once and for all. I hung out with Will in the studio. And watched him write it. It was a fun studio session, and I said a line or two or three to him. It wasn’t that serious. Will Smith wrote that song. But seriously, I watched him have fun making that record on his own, and Will is a true MC,” Nas says.