Jay-Z, head of Roc Nation, confirmed this morning that Willow Smith is the label’s newest artist following the success of her track “Whip My Hair.”
In a statement to AllHipHop.com, Jay-Z explained why the label had chosen Smith:
“We at Roc Nation are excited to work with Willow,” Jay-Z told AllHipHop.com in a statement. “She has an energy and enthusiasm about her music that is truly infectious. It’s rare to find an artist with such innate talent and creativity at such a young age. Willow is about to embark on an incredible journey and we look forward to joining her as she grows in all aspects of her career.”
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith also commented on her daughter’s record deal:
“After meeting with several record companies, it was clear that Jay-Z, Ty Ty, Jay Brown and the Roc Nation staff was the unquestionable choice. Their passion for Willow combined with their boundless vision and artistic integrity made Roc Nation the perfect home for our little girl.”
A release date for Willow’s first record was not reported, but you can listen to “Whip My Hair” below.