Jay-Z signs Willow Smith to label

    Willow Smith can officially start throwing up the Roc now that she’s has whipped her new single into a record deal with Jay-Z.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Willow Smith can officially start throwing up the Roc now that she’s has whipped her new single into a record deal with Jay-Z.
     
    Hov went to “On-Air With Ryan Seacrest” to announce that he added Willow to the Roc Nation family after hearing her breakout single, “Whip My Hair.”


     
    “We at Roc Nation are excited to work with Willow,” Jay-Z stated. “She has an energy and enthusiasm about her music that is truly infectious.  It’s rare to find an artist with such innate talent and creativity at such a young age.  Willow is about to embark on an incredible journey and we look forward to joining her as she grows in all aspects of her career.”

     
    Much like the rest of us, Jay was astounded to find out how talented Willow is at only 9-years old. But, if there is anything that he’s learned, he knows that pop icons get a very early start on their careers—just look at his wife Beyoncé!  


     
    "I believe that you have to start somewhere, and when you have that sort of talent and vision, there’s no such thing as too young,” Hov pointed out. “Again, I heard the record without knowing who it was. … We all danced to Michael Jackson records when he was 8. Stevie Wonder started at 8, it’s just what it is, who she is."

     
    After spending her whole life in the spotlight, Willow had such a poised and professional presence durin the interview, so it’s hard to remember that she is so young. Sometimes, it’s a little challenging for her to deal with all the attention.


     
    “It’s very, very amazing, and it’s very overwhelming,” she said.


     
    Jay, who calls himself the “Berry Gordy” to her MJ, also compared her sound to Rihanna’s. He said it we didn’t! Just two days after “Whip My Hair” dropped, the track has gotten all kinds of love, but some people still want to know what it’s about.


     
    "It means just be an individual. Like, you can’t be afraid to be yourself. You have to be yourself, and you can’t let anyone tell you that that’s wrong,” Willow explained. “My mom and me are very strong individuals and I just know that, because lots of people, they don’t act like themselves, so they’re not happy."
     
    And while Willow was in the studio, she taught Ryan how whip his hair. See how that worked out for him below.

     

     

     

    – Sonya Eskridge


     

     

     

    Here’s more:
    Willow Smith whips out single
    ‘Karate Kid’ kicks box office booty
    Will Smith has some ‘Unfinished Business’

    Tags: »

    Comments

    blog comments powered by Disqus