Who Will Be Roc Nation’s Next Signee?

This past weekend, Jay-Z announced a new addition to his small but strong Roc Nation roster: Jay Electronica. A little celebration was held to commemorate the event—during which Jay Elec performed a few cuts—and in the less than a week since the announcement, the New Orleans native has released two new tracks, including a Hov feature.

The new addition to the roster means that Roc Nation now boasts Jay-Z, Jay Electronica, and J. Cole. That’s a lotta J’s—word to Wiz Khalifa and Spitta.

President Carter’s affinity for artists with similar sounding monikers seemed to more than just a mere coincidence and got us to thinking… What other “J” or “Jay” artists could Jiggaman bring on to the label to keep the trend going? He’s got the obvious options of rappers, producers and DJs, of course. But Jay could also expand his brand and bring aboard some social commentary or comedy.

Here’s a few options of folks that could be throwing up the Roc just because they share the 10th letter of the alphabet. This post is brought to you by the letter J… Jae… Jay..

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  • Jaie Caliblur

    Damn thats a triple J threat…Now who is really fucking with that..pause… the Slaughter House if they sign with Eminem, maybe Kanye crew, how about the long shots Big Krit and YellaWolf? Man I’m loving this lyricism going on with hip hop..

    • http://www.soundcloud.com/magnifasant Magnifa$ant

      i agree with you caliblur! im pretty pumped that there are actually still a few great lyricist left. for a while it looked like hip hop was turnin into shit hop. hahaaa

  • that nigga

    None of the above!

  • Yeaa

    For real though…Hov needs to sign J. Cardim as the in-house producer

    • Nicholas Black


  • him

    J. Cardim!

  • http://www.facebook.com/choziah Choziah

    Vote for My Nigg J Cardim!!

  • ZeBoss

    I would say he should move one alphabet after J and sign LOS from baltimore that Kids a monster watched his XXL interview on youtube all i could say DAMN!

  • kidcapo

    J-J-J-J.CARDIM!!! Best producer in the game…dude needs to get more credit!!! Hov needs a new in house producer!!!

  • Jaie Caliblur

    man i know j cardnial did a track off that joe budden escape route but what else he produced?

  • Mr Price

    Jay Rock is already on the Strange Music label

  • nunya

    Insult our intelligence again. Jay Rock is signed, he ain’t going’ anywhere.

    What a lame gimmick.

    **dur – Jay Leno, J Kwon ***Dur**

    Fuck this stupid post.

    J Kwon…fuck that jack-tard.

  • black jesus

    jay leno. his debut album “glocks of laughs” is straight flames.

  • Anonymous

    He needs to sigh Boaz out of the Steel City…

  • Anonymous

    Me, JKannon!! haha Sign me Jay!!

  • 2Trill

    J. Boog

  • Q461

    Yall forgot J-live. Dude is dope as hell, real underground.

    Word is Hov may look to sign Dead Prez…

  • http://www.bboycult.com Don mcCaine



    @ Q

    do you see J reaching for the underground?

    I do…

    bet you 90% of the XXL reader’s even know dead prez dropped a fire Gangsta Grill mixtape this year…

  • kidcapo

    @Jaie Caliblur… Cardim produced most of Mood Muzik 4 for Budden, has also done tracks with Lox/ Akon/ Luda/ Wayne/ Kweli/ Royce etc etc etc.
    Peep his site at http://www.dicemusicgroup.com

  • swype-matic

    I think J. Cardim as a producer is a no brainer. I’d even throw in Young Jeezy.

  • http://facebook.com/dudeofffox troy dunn

    he should sign some T’S T-Dunn check youtube under you askd 4 it

  • Cle Johnson

    Jay-Z is signing some very good artist. But you still have to watch out for Dame Dash he has some of the top underground artist right now and more to come. Sal Simmons is next in my opinion.

  • Nellz