When you hit certain milestones in your life they are definitely deserving of a night out on the town. However, for most of us, a night out on the town probably wouldn’t include a 100K evening complete with 4 dozen bottles of champagne and dinner at a 5-star restaurant. Then again, Roc Nation Sports president OG Juan and rap mogul Jay Z aren’t really like the rest of us in terms of fame, success, and money. But who is this mysterious OG Juan person who showed up in a viral picture celebrating his 50th birthday with Sean Carter at a swanky New York City nightclub? Perhaps a little bit of history will help introduce OG Juan to us.
OG Juan grew up in Harlem where he was immersed in the music culture from a young age. As he grew up he developed a love of both music and music production which would end up serving him well in adulthood. He had a small recording studio in the neighborhood where he would produce local talent as he built his business reputation. Then, in 1996 OG Juan was introduced to a young Sean Carter through Roc A Fella co-founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke.
Their relationship developed from a business to friendship and to this day both OG Juan and Sean Carter are close friends who share family outings together.With this background, it’s easy to see why that picture of Jay Z and OG Juan hanging out exists as well as the exorbitant cost of OG Juan party. But don’t get confused and think Hova paid the tab for his longtime friend. A few weeks after the party Mr. Carter is quoted as saying that OG Juan actually paid for the entire evening himself. This leads the rest of us to wonder just how much money does the Roc Nation empire and its executives have.