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Jay-Z advertised his 2003 album 'The Black Album' as his final LP before retiring and threw a massive "retirement party" concert at Madison Square Garden on November 25, 2003. He has since released five additional studio albums.

Expanding his business ventures, this new imprint comes days after the announcement of his luxury cannabis line, Monogram.

Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter is bringing his entertainment company, Roc Nation, into the book publishing world through a collaboration with Random House. The new imprint, titled Roc Lit 101, already has a number of books lined up, with musicians such as Meek MillFat Joe, Yo Gotti, and Lil Uzi Vert set to share written works.

The collaboration will reportedly launch in Summer 2021, and promises readers a mesh between entertainment and “genre-defying” content.

“The goal of Roc Lit 101 is to provide a creative outlet for acclaimed wordsmiths and artists to share their visions with new audiences,” says Roc Nation EVP Jana Fleishman. “There are so many untold stories and we consider it a true privilege to be able to amplify diverse voices while exploring the uncharted worlds that are about to open to us.”