OG Juan Honored in New Album by Jay Z and Beyoncé
The meaning behind Jay Z’s new album Everything is Love is a shout out to OG Juan, his wife Desiree Perez, and Roc Nation. Roc Nation is an athletic and music entertainment company founded by Jay Z and Juan, 10 years ago. The album is the debut album in which Jay Z and Beyoncé performed under the name the Carters. Everything is Love is the third of a trilogy of albums chronicling the ups and downs of their relationship that begins with Beyoncé’s album Beyoncé’s Lemonade. Instead of seeing a marriage counselor, they worked their problems out through their art.
The album was released right in the middle of the couple’s OTR II tour and was praised by the Carter couple’s critics. The Juans have been longtime allies through the good and bad parts of Jay Z and Beyoncé’s relationship. Everything is Love is an album that needs Jay Z and Beyoncé together instead of two solo album efforts. Some of the new sounding songs include Friends that’s a shout out to OG Juan and Desiree Perez. Beyoncé is energized and in a hyper form that she’s rarely seen in.
The Juans have been close to the Carters for many decades, creating a close and trusting bond that the Carters know has nothing to do with fame or money. The Carters are also close to Ty Ty Smith, Jay Brown, and Jay Z’s cousin Emory Jones. Jay Z was introduced to OG Juan by Kareem Burke, co-founder of Roca-A-Fella Records in 1996. The duo has been through a lot together, including the defunct Roc-La-Familia and the development of the 40/40 Club sports bar in 2003. The two friends launched Roc Nation Sports in Spring 2013. Juan and Carter equally support both sports and music industries and a each other.