OG Juan and Desiree Perez are two of the most special people in Jay-Z’s life. They have been mentioned in numerous albums including his most recent collaboration, Everything Is Love, with his wife Beyoncé. Friendship is something that can be hard to find and keep a hold of in the Hollywood music and entertainment industries, but the Carters know a thing or two about keeping their close circle tight and strong.OG Juan and Carter first met back in 1996 through a mutual friend, Kareem Burke.
They were so close they even founded a record label together which ended up not lasting, but their other ventures have seen great success. One of their most recent and significant enterprises, is the founding of Roc Nation Sports. OG Juan is the current president and Carter is the driving force behind the company which they have wanted to start for quite some time. Not to be forgotten, Desiree Perez, OG Juan’s wife also known as “Dez” has been credited with negotiating major contracts for Roc Nation some that include deals which had never before been achieved by a similar company.
And Jay-Z’s latest album he references his closest friends and the people who’ve been around him from the very beginning multiple times. Both Jay-Z and Beyoncé have clearly emphasized how much it means to them to be surrounded by people who have been there through thick and thin from the very beginning, including the Perez’s. The album consists of witty one-liners and jabs at various artists who have displeased him, former friends, and other people in the music industry who may have crossed paths with the Carters. They make it a point to share their pride in their established empire and to acknowledge the rise in the wealth of their closest people.