Jay-Z has teamed-up with producers Stargate, who are the architects behind the major hits for Ne-Yo, Beyonce and Rihanna, to officially launch the label StarRoc. Known for consistency in creating smash hit records for many in the industry, Stargate will be based out of Jay’s Roc The Mic studio in Manhattan. In addition, they also will be joining EMI Music Publishing with a new global deal. Their work includes hits “So Sick” by Ne-Yo, “Irreplaceable” from Beyonce and Rihanna’s “Take A Bow.”
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The DTP/Def Jam reject Bobby Valentino has secured himself a deal with EMI for his imprint, Blu Kolla Dreams. The first project for the Atlanta crooner will be an album aptly titled The Rebirth. Now there has never been any real explanation as to why Bobby V was dropped from Luda’s label. His debut went platinum and his sophomore went gold, which is pretty decent in this day and age. Let’s just hope he has the same success on his own imprint that he did lining the pockets of Def Jam.