The release of the surprise third installment of the trilogy of albums taken from the real-life experiences of Beyonce and Jay-Z as a married couple has been completed with the release of “Everything Is Love.” On the album, both superstars are giving their all as they explore the life they live together surrounded by a close inner circle of friends and business partners. The sixth track on the album, “Friends” namechecks most of the members of the management collective involved with Jay-Z’s label, Roc Nation.
Two of the most important members of the team at Roc Nation are Desiree and OG Juan Perez who are both namechecked by the pair during the song “Friends.” OG Juan Perez has been one of the most important members of the Roc Nation team for decades and has become known for his partnership with Jay-Z in the studio and in other business ventures throughout the 90s and 00s. The pair worked closely together on many of the most successful albums of Jay-Z until “The Black Album” which he was not involved in, but he did receive a shoutout from the rapper who expressed unhappiness OG Juan was not in the studio during recording. The two business partners have also sought to build a number of business ventures together including “The 40/40 Club” sports bar.
The importance of OG Juan and Desiree Perez to the so-called Hova Circle of Influence within Roc Nation was shown with the decision to indulge the 50th birthday of the head of Roc Nation Sports with a lavish party. The infamous bar tab of $91,000 from the party shows that success is flowing into the life of the family and friends of Jay-Z and Beyonce all the time.
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