Jay Z’s ‘Roc Nation’ Partners With ‘Random House’ To Become ‘Roc Lit 101’, A New Literary Publisher
According to the announcement, the partnership will be devoted to
“books at the intersection of entertainment and genre-defying literature, including exhilarating, innovative work from some of the biggest artists and most imaginative and incisive writers of our time on a wide range of subjects such as music, sports, pop culture, activism, and art.”
Reportedly, the inaugural list for Roc Lit 101 will launch in Summer 2021 with “Till the End,” a memoir from superstar Major League Baseball pitcher CC Sabathia, described as a “raw, compelling memoir of baseball, family, fame, addiction, and recovery,” written with Chris Smith; and veteran music journalist Danyel Smith’s “Shine Bright,” a “brilliant weave of memoir, criticism, and biography that tells the story of black women in music as the foundational story of American pop.”
Jana Fleishman, EVP of Roc Nation stated,
“The goal of Roc Lit 101 is to provide a creative outlet for acclaimed wordsmiths and artists to share their visions with new audiences. There are so many untold stories and we consider it a true privilege to be able to amplify diverse voices while exploring the uncharted worlds that are about to open to us.”
According to reports, fans can look forward to “fantastical illustrated fiction” from artists like Lil Uzi Vert, and personal narratives that take on big issues such as Meek Mill’s story of criminal justice and survival.
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