Following several weeks of speculation, it was confirmed today that UK rapper Tinchy Stryder is set to go into business with Jay-Z at Roc Nation.
In it’s first European venture, Roc Nation have signed Tinchy’s management company. The new leg of the company will be called Takeover Roc Nation (a better fitting name would’ve been “Fleeeee” Nation, no?) and will release records with Sony Music and tickets with Live Nation.
This deal sees Tinchy Stryder in a management guise rather than performer, therefore I anticipate more success here than garnered with Jay-Z affliated past UK signings. [Sugababes & Lady Sov, anyone?]
Tinchy met Jiggaman [along with Beyonce and Drake] face to face for the first time on Monday in Manchester, where Jay-Z was headlining the MEN Arena
This is definitely an interesting one to keep an eye on. Congrats Tinchy!