Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and Random House are teaming up to launch a literary publishing partnership titled Roc Lit 101. According to Variety, the company’s first wave of releases are expected to arrive in the summer of 2021, as readers can expect Roc Lit 101 to deeply explore an array of subjects with a unique lens including in the areas of “music, sports, pop culture, activism and art.”
Devoted to publishing books at the dynamic intersection of entertainment and genre-defying literature, Roc Lit 101 will feature creative work across a wide variety of interests. pic.twitter.com/Xdy0CgieQ9
— Roc Lit 101 (@roclit101) December 15, 2020
Roc Lit 101 tweeted and explained its mission, “Devoted to publishing books at the dynamic intersection of entertainment and genre-defying literature, Roc Lit 101 will feature creative work across a wide variety of interests.”
“The goal of Roc Lit 101 is to provide a creative outlet for acclaimed wordsmiths and artists to share their visions with new audiences,” Roc Nation EVP Jana Fleischman said. “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.”
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Behind former MLB pitcher C.C. Sabathia’s memoir and writer Danyel Smith’s Shine Bright in the Roc Lit 101 rollout’s lineup, a few Roc Nation rappers will be adding the title of author to their diverse portfolios. Lil Uzi Vert is expected to get involved with the eccentric rapper penning illustrated fantasy fiction. Look out for books from some of the premier storytellers in Hip Hop as Meek Mill puts his tales of survival and the criminal justice system on paper, while successful rap veterans Fat Joe and Yo Gotti have memoirs on the way.