Megan Thee Stallion teams up with Roc Nation management in a move that pairs the 24-year old with a powerhouse.
I was first introduced to Megan Thee Stallion by way of the Tina Snow mixtape. Tina Montana hit the hardest amongst the track-list for me, but I find that type of self-assuredness liberating. Women are their fiercest when they command a specific authority and Megan illustrates her confidence and exudes a dominating demeanor with every bar. It was only a matter of time before Shawn Carter and Roc Nation took notice.
Her anthem “Hot Girl Summer” was more than a single. It became a movement. A lifestyle. A way for women to live as their happiest selves no matter who you are, how you are. Twerk, dance and have fun with your fellow women.
Megan Thee Stallion became too big to be ignored. Roc Nation adds Thee Stallion to a roster of players like Big Sean, DJ Khaled and Jaden Smith. Her name does not serve as the backdrop for some of the more seasoned artists attached to the Shawn Carter-built brand.
She’s more than just a stacked body. Megan is an active college student, who refuses to allow the success of her music career to defer her aspirations to finish school. Her mother’s passing, which she announced earlier this year, has only served as fuel to a steadily-fed flame.
The grind appears to match between Megan Thee Stallion and Roc Nation management and provides both with a step in the right direction. Roc Nation earns clout from a solid signing – albeit to the management team and not the label. Megan Thee Stallion, who is in zero need of personal attention or grooming, will have all the resources necessary to dominate “Hot Nerd Fall” and beyond.
Sounds like a win-win.
Oh and another thing……
The whole Illuminati theory that is consistently introduced to explain someone’s high-rise to success is annoying. The idea that someone can reach levels of wealth, health and happiness, specifically African American entertainers, only by pledging their livelihood to some mythical cult group led by one of the hardest-working businessmen in hip-hop is disrespectful.
What about the grind? What about the time missed from family? The mistakes these entertainers made along the way? The people who took advantage of them before we recognized and respected them? It’s time to step away from the notion that human sacrifice and magic are the only ways African American entertainers can survive and thrive in today’s game.