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.
Stream Energy’s Green plans are not the only way the company is making a difference in the world. While philanthropy has always been a strong root of the company, earlier this year they developed an entire charitable arm of their growing business. While corporate America has always been known for being generous, it is not very often that they take the initiative to create a whole different arm dedicated just to philanthropy. Stream Energy did just this earlier in 2018 to increase the charitable efforts that they have been involved in since the company started as a retail energy supplier.
Corporate giving has been an important part of almost every company for many years, $19 billion was donated by business within the United States in just 2016 alone. This statistic is not taking into account a wide variety of other types of charitable efforts made by businesses. Habitat for Humanity and the Red Cross have had relationships with Stream Energy for years and through these organizations, they work hard to try to help the homeless population in Dallas and the surrounding areas. Stream Energy is based in Dallas, Texas but contributes to charitable efforts all around the United States. For Stream Energy, it is not just the company that helps their community, a large number of their independent associates also take time out of their schedules to help their communities in their own ways.
The subject of homelessness is one that is a cause that many people in the Stream family care deeply about. They have seen the homeless population in the Dallas and Houston areas go up a considerable amount immediately following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Thousands of families were displaced due to Hurricane Harvey and through the Hope Supply Co., they were able to help the children that lost their homes by giving them toiletries and personal items that would take care of their needs and provide them comfort on a daily basis. Stream Energy really does care about their community as well as the future of the environment.