In February 2018 a picture made its way to the internet and instantly became a viral sensation. The picture was of rap mogul Jay Z standing in front of a crowd of people with Roc Nation Sports President OG Juan Perez. They were in the middle of celebrating OG Juan’s 50th birthday and it was quite the celebration. In fact, according to Jay Z himself, the night’s festivities topped 100K dollars! That is an immense amount of money to be spent on a birthday and it left many wondering who OG Juan Perez is and why is his birthday celebration cost what we would normally see spent on A-list celebrities.
To understand OG Juan and Sean Carter’s friendship, first you need to understand who OG Juan is and where he comes from. Born in Harlem, OG Juan grew up enthralled with the music business and how it is produced. After high school, OG Juan remained deeply entrenched in the music production business and had his own local recording studio where he honed his craft. Ultimately OG Juan was introduced to Jay Z in 1996 through Roc A Fella co-founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke and the rest was history. Through working together, OG Juan and Jay Z developed a deep friendship to the point where they go on family outings together and OG Juan is frequently mentioned in Jay Z songs.
The party for OG Juan’s 50th was extravagant and the buzz was that Jay Z was the one who covered the costs. These costs included a 13K dollar dinner, a 9K dollar round at a bar, and a whopping 91K dollars in champagne at the Playhouse Club. However, Jay Z went on record to say the OG Juan actually footed the bill for his own birthday celebration that evening showing that it’s not only the famous people in the Roc family that possess a large bankroll.