This past February, the world was introduced to one of the founding members of the Roc Nation family as well as hip-hop in New York, OG Juan Perez. There was no formal introduction to OG Juan, the discovery came from a snap taken by a server at a nightclub showing a tab of over 91 thousand dollars. The picture quickly went viral and people quickly began asking who was OG Juan Perez and why did Jay-Z himself drop this much on a relatively unknown guy. Although more likely than not you’ve already heard his name, in fact, Jay-Z has done many shout-outs to OG Juan throughout the years within his top hits.
Although the snap only showed the 91K tab, the whole night’s events accumulated that tab to over a hundred thousand dollars with $13,000 for dinner at Zuma in Midtown, drinks at Roundrock for $9,000 and an $11,000 tip at the end. Additional reports state that even when the group became considerably smaller by the end of the night, the orders for bottle serves did not but were then distributed amongst other labels in the club that night.
It was firstly reported that the tab was paid for by Jay-Z himself had paid for the bill, however, Jay quickly used his platform on DJ Khaled’s March 2nd release, “Top Off” to formally announce that in reality, OG Juan was the one who had paid for the whole night, “Keep it real with you, that was Juan’s bill.”. We all know that Jay has no problem paying for this amount of a tab, the act of giving credit where credit was due was an example of the family environment that surrounds the Roc Nation family, it also speaks to Jay’s characters as a person that sees his own wealth and confirmation in the success of those around him.