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Rapper Jay-Z forms publishing firm with “Random House”

by | Dec 22, 2020 | News

Rock Nation, the entertainment company founded by rapper Jay-Z, is starting a publishing firm with “Random House” called “Roc Lit 101”.

“Random House” and “Roc Nation” promised to publish books in entertainment and genre-defying literature.

Next summer, initial releases include Till the End, a memoir by the retired pitching star CC Sabathia, and Shine Bright, a story of Black women in music that combines memoir, criticism and biography, by music journalist Danyel Smith.

Future releases will include a book by Meek Mill on criminal justice and survival, memoirs by rappers Yo Gotti and Fat Joe and fantasy fiction from rapper Lil Uzi Vert, along with everything from cookbooks to children’s stories.

Chris Jackson, the publisher and editor-in-chief of One World, an imprint of “Random House”, will lead “Roc Lit 101”, along with Jana Fleishman, executive vice president of “Roc Nation”.

“Our aspiration for the imprint is to create books that draw from the best of pop culture— its most imaginative and talented storytellers, innovators, and literary chroniclers — to create beautifully written and produced works that will entertain and enthrall readers, but also illuminate critical issues,” said Jackson, in a statement.

Fleishman also added in a statement that “There are so many untold stories and we consider it a true privilege to be able to amplify diverse voices while exploring the uncharted worlds that are about to open to us.”

Source: Daily Progress

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