Co-founder of the 40/40 club, Roc Nation and Roc-nation sports including countless of other ventures in the music and the entertainment industry, OG Juan Perez might not be a household name but his legacy lives within New York culture. So, just like everything in his life, OG Juan Perez had to go all out for his 50th birthday celebration.OG Juan Perez was born and raised in Harlem with nothing but a dream and a love for music. In 1994 OG Juan Perez would be introduced to Jay-Z and his record label, Roc-A-Fellas Records which at the time was in its first year.
The two instantly connected and began their business partnerships having OG Juan Perez manage some of the studios including opening what is today a stable of the rap community in 26th Street Baseline Studio. Their success took off, however, the pair would not rest. With the incredible monetary success that was JAy-Z’s music, they would both decide to venture into the club scene with the now infamous 40/40 club in New York City. Other business ventures included opening sports bars and Roc Nation publishing which brings exposure to rappers as well as Roc Nation Sports that includes a similar unique business method but instead focus on promoting athletes.
Jay-Z would no doubt be there to make sure that OG Juan Perez had a great time for his birthday, although the appearance of the rapper began circulation assumptions (Due to a bar tab) that Jay-Z had taken care of the bill. With a $13,000 dinner in Zuma, $9,000 on Inwood Hotspot and countless of other expenses such as transportation and venue that would total a whopping $91,000, it’s not hard to believe that this would be something Jay-Z could have easily paid. However, the rapper quickly to the social media to set the record straight, it was OG Juan Perez who footed the whole bill. For the rapper, it’s not about showing off or “flexing”, what’s more, important to him is seeing his friends and family being elevated when they deserve it.