JAY-Z’s Roc Nation has signed a Korean rapper with the stage name Jay Park. Jay took to Instagram to share the good news. He joins the likes of J-Cole, Lil Wayne, and Rihanna as superstars signed to the record label.
Combining both Korean and English into his songs, Jay has amassed over 800,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel, with his most popular track ‘Mommae’ sitting at over 18 million views.
“This is a win for the Town. This is a win for Korea. This is a win for Asian Americans. This is a win for the overlooked and underappreciated,” reads Park’s Instagram caption. “Thank you for the acknowledgment and recognition. Just gettin’ started.”
Originally from Seattle, Jay got his start as a break dancer after auditioning for the Korean-based entertainment company JYP Entertainment. After spending a few years in Korea, Park moved back to the United States, where he began making songs on YouTube and gained more recognition as a solo artist.
It’s Official @RocNation This is a win for the Town This is a win for Korea This is a win for Asian Americans This is a win for the overlooked and underappreciated This is a win for genuine ppl who look out for their ppls This is a win for hard work and dedication This is a win for honesty and authenticity Thank you for the acknowledgement and recognition🙏🙏 Just gettin’ started 10년차가수인데 이제부터시작이네 🙌 🙌🙌#RocFam #RocNation