During his 50th birthday in February 2018, Roc Nation Sports President OG Juan Perez went on a wild ride through some of New York City’s most upscale hotspots dropping an unbelievable 100K dollars in the process. During this festive night, a picture was taken of OG Juan standing next to Jay Z during the celebration prompting the internet to explode with speculation over who this seemingly unknown person is. Nevermind the fact that OG Juan is a high up executive at Roc Nation or that his wife is also in a similar position, the fact that OG Juan is not publically famous was enough for people to find it scandalous. However, OG Juan and Jay Z share a lot of history as well as a deep friendship.
OG Juan grew up in Harlem where he was immersed in the music industry and specifically music production. He ended up owning a small recording studio as a young man and as his reputation grew he was eventually introduced to Jay Z back in 1996. The two began to work together and through that business relationship, a friendship grew which ended up being a longlasting affair involving both OG Juan and Sean Carter’s families. They vacation together, work together, and celebrate birthdays together.
Nobody would argue that the amount of money spent on OG Juan’s birthday was tremendous. 13K on dinner, 9K on a round of drinks, and 91K passing around champagne at the famous Playhouse Club in Manhattan. This was truly a ballers affair and most people assume that Jay Z paid the bill for all this entertainment but this is not so. Jay Z has confirmed himself that it was actually OG Juan who paid for his own birthday party which goes to show that you don’t have to be A-list famous to have a huge bankroll.