On July 21st, the news of Jay Park’s signing with Roc Nation was announced extending their roster of talented artists.
Jay Park was a member of the K-pop group 2 pm before launching a successful solo career in 2010. Park is the first Asian American to sign with Roc Nation. He took to Instagram to share the news stating, ” 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”
In 2013 Park founded his own independent hip hop/urban record label called AOMG, short for Above Ordinary Music Group. Using his label to support artists and producers so that they can develop their craft as individual artists first, without the restrictions of commercialism.
Since then Park has become a multi platinum artist releasing four studio albums, including his bilingual album Everything You Wanted. Jay Park has helped lead the K-pop phenomenon becoming an international icon in the Hip Hop and R&B community. He has stayed true to his culturally American roots, and his Korean roots, as the multicultural styles can be found throughout his music.