Roc Nation welcomes ‘Roc Lit 101’ as the latest endeavour to the multi-diverse company. The official launch was announced today 15th Dec.
In a joint venture with Random House (a division of Penguin), the publication will serve as the home of “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.”
Arriving in the Summer of 2021, the line-up includes ‘Till the End,’ a memoir from baseball star CC Sabathia and Danyel Smith’s ‘Shine Bright’ – which is billed as a “brilliant weave of memoir, criticism, and biography that tells the story of black women in music as the foundational story of American Pop.”
Also, future titles will include “fantastical illustrated fiction” from rapper Lil Uzi Vert, Meek Mill’s narrative of criminal justice and survival, and rags-to-riches biographies from the likes of Fat Joe and Yo Gotti.
In a statement, EVP of Roc Nation Jana Fleishman said: “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.”
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