Jay Z: I Can Make One Direction's Harry Styles The Biggest Artist In The World

(AllHipHop News) With a musical mentorship record that includes Kanye West, Rihanna, and J. Cole, Jay Z has help turn several artists into platinum selling stars. It appears the Roc Nation boss is setting his eyes on a boy band member from the U.K. as his next protegé.

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In an article with the Daily Star Sunday, Jay is quoted speaking about One Direction’s Harry Styles. The 21-year-old vocalist is already a well known performer around the world (he has 26 million Twitter followers), but the Brooklyn born mogul thinks stepping away from 1D will be an important task.

“Harry doesn’t need any help with exposure; everybody in the world knows who he is,” said Jay. “But he does need to make the transition from being part of a group to becoming an individual artist.”

One Direction announced the group is taking a hiatus. However, Styles has not confirmed whether he will release an album as a solo act. If the England native does decide to release a project, Jay believes he can do a lot to enhance Styles’ career.

“I can get him working with the bigger artists, the biggest producers – and have him as the biggest artist in the world within a year,” added Jay.

Those words are similar to what fellow New York rapper 50 Cent said about Styles’ former One Direction partner Zayn Malik. Last year, 50 expressed interest in working with Zayn and connecting him with top Hip Hop artists.

“If Zayn wants a rap career, just because of who he is, he is going to sell records,” said 50. “But if he wants to be credible he has to be with the right people. I’d happily sign him up to my label, mentor him and have him working with the biggest rappers on the planet.”

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  • The Legendary Troll

    Lol all these dudes see is $$$.

    • Miss.S

      thats ALL they should see.. i just go back to the FACT that AKON sittin pretty off Lady Gaga….. thats the best shit of ALL TIME … niggaz is smart

      • Apex Productionz

        Akon made a good 20 mill off of that woman.Akon was a genius.

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  • remy730

    No the hell you can’t!!! Jay-Z has many talents but recognizing and making artists huge stars is not one of them. Memphis Bleek been 1 hit away for 45 years now.

    • ursocalledgod

      uhhhh have you heard of a little artist named RHIANNA? smh come on now…

      • remy730

        sure have… def jam artist just like the roots, ron isley, rick ross, and lil durk. Now a rock nation artist like jay electronica, Mayaeni, and will smith’s kid.

      • Apex Productionz

        She is managed by Roc Nation dumb ass.She is also signed to them now.The defjam thing was a joint venture.She is a FULL Roc Nation artist now.

      • Apex Productionz

        Rihanna is a FULL Roc nation artist.She is also managed by them.The Defjam thing was a joint venture and ended March last year.

    • pauleyPee

      You realize that Jay-Z has a whole team under him, right? A whole marketing agency? A whole entertainment entity? Roc Nation is a pretty big deal these days. And the people there are doing great work. Moral of the story: Hate Jay-Z, but don’t underestimate his team. His team is the reason.

      • remy730

        no, you hate jay-z…

  • Uncle Ruckus

    Harry Styles be like “I don’t believe you, you need more people”

  • ursocalledgod

    smh jay seeing them dollar signs. I don’t know one song from that sugary azz pop group but 26 million twitter followers can translate into some big $$$

  • 5% Hov

    its BS he didnt say it….

    Hence “daily star” ….the “UK TMZ”


    Well Shit Hov does have a track record…..as much as I can’t stand Kanye, he’s huge. Rhianna (self explanatory), J Cole is well on his way (expressway) there. Let alone look how big Justin Timberlake got once he stepped away from N’ Sync…Not to mention TIDAL is gaining steam. You see how athletes are running to ROC NATION, other agents are getting pissed off. Bleek ain’t put out an album in a minute (Judging him and Jay’s history together, he don’t really have to and he still got more $ than most artist) but shit I even seen him on 3 or 4 ESPN shows today so ehh I’d roll with the ROC.

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