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Hip-Hop Rumors: Look Who Declined To Sign To Jay-Z’s Roc Nation

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DEAD PREZ DECLINED TO SIGN TO ROC NATION!

Whoa. I put this in the rumors on November 16 and lookie here. Dead prez said “NO” to Jay-Z. Now that’s a stand if one was ever taken. 

Shout out to VIBE.com for the alley oop.

Jay-Z has already snatched up Jay Electronica, J. Cole and WIllow Smith for his Roc Nation imprint. But one of the more intriguing names recently attached to the burgeoning roster is veteran political hip-hop duo dead prez.

In the past few months, rumors of a deal between Hov and the outspoken act (consisting of stic.man and M-1) began to pick up steam on the hip-hop message boards. But M-1 says that while there is some credence to early talks with Roc Nation, dead prez is staying independent.

“We respect Jay, but we are not signing to Roc Nation,” M-1 tells VIBE. “I’m a fan of what Roc Nation has been doing. I’m a fan of Jay-Z’s music and more than that I’m a fan of his mind…the way that he has positioned himself to make great moves in this business. I’m not one to think that our independence can be usurped by this great hype and potentially great machine that Jay is putting together.”

So, what do you think of dead prez declining to sign with Roc Nation?

DEAD PREZ, WE LOVE YOU!  They keep us talking, but if we stop talking about them then they should worry!

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