There is an article talking about the exciting release of recent albums from Beyoncé and Jay-Z. The article is entitled “Everything Is Love: A Shout Out to Roc Nation Husband & Wife OG Juan and Desiree Perez”. This article highlights one of the friendships that have been most important to Beyoncé and Jay-Z, that of the one they share with OG Juan and his wife Desiree Perez. For many people, they are aware of the friendship, but it goes much deeper. The couples have been friends for more than a decade. They have stood the test of time. In fact, Desiree Perez is a trusted advisor for Jay-Z when he is locked in negotiations.
OG Juan met Jay-Z many years ago in 1998 through a mutual friend Kareem “Biggs” Burke. They began working together on studios through that time. It was a situation where they found they got along quite well, and they wanted to continue their friendship and their business collaboration. OG Juan worked with Jay-Z to eventually become the president of Roc Nation. Roc Nation also became the home of Desiree Perez when she was appointed COO. The couple has always stood with the musical pair as a form of quiet strength.
Jay-Z and Beyoncé have gone through quite a lot in recent years. They had a very well-publicized fight that was further discussed through the publication of the album “Lemonade”. During tough times, people often look for friends that promote the most amount of healing. Jay-Z and Beyoncé have taken the time to shout out to those friends that have really created that therapeutic environment where they can truly heal. The friendship between these couples are testaments to how important a friend can be during times like this. OG Juan and his wife have proven that through the toughest of times they can remain loyal friends. Click here
The Evolution of a Sound
The Chainsmokers released “Closer,” a track that had been highly anticipated by the EDM community. “Closer,” also threw a spotlight on Halsey. Many fans were surprised with the performance of Andrew Taggart singing on “Closer.” EDM stars usually just do dance beats and never leave behind their DJ setup. However, things have changed, and rather than letting someone else do their vocals and instrumentals, Taggart and Pall feel it is part of expressing the vibe of their music to be the ones writing and singing their lyrics. Of course, the Chainsmokers have been working to perfect their soundscapes for a while, and that is probably why their song “Selfie” was such a hit since it is something people can relate to.
Expressing a Personal Message to Fans
The reality is that Taggart and Pall are forming an intimate bond between the Chainsmokers and their fans. Taggart mentions that they want to express to their fans what is going on in their lives. The only way to make their message come to life is to convey the emotion of the changes in their life thru the lyrics they write, the sounds they create and the shows they produce. Pall and Taggart look forward to expressing more and more of themselves as their fan base grows.
Creating a Personal Sound
How does a duo who have never met one another work it out to create hit tracks that people can relate and communicates a personal meaning? Alex Pall says he and Taggart’s relationship as a creative duo went thru a metamorphosis. First, there was a common consent among each other in accepting what each had to offer, then there were the long talks about what each other liked musically.
Becoming an Ambitious Artist
Alex Pall mentions they were both very ambitious in becoming artists. Lastly, they both had good work habits and worked ethic. They didn’t waste time but were concentrating on what they wanted the sound to become and what their message would be.
Undying Work Ethic
Alex Pall said they would get together and like stay together in the studio for 10 or more hours a day. Nor was there time together like a job, but it was something more than a job. It was like crafting a sound into something you were proud of playing and becoming.