Rapman, the creator behind Shiro Story, has revealed that he has signed a deal with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation.
According to Rapman’s announcement the deal includes management, film, TV and his own record label. He will also be signing his first artist in 2019.
“For everyone who’s been supporting me thank you! You are responsible for getting me to this point. I went from a council estate in south east London to sitting in Jay-Z’s AMAZING home talking for hours about everything from his first album to Shiro’s story. He dropped so many gems on me I literally feel like I’m ready to take over the world!!”
The gritty popular rap series, Shiro’s Story has earned over 15 million views and features appearances from UK raps biggest stars, such as Konan and Headie One. Spawning the bright talent of Jovian Wade and Percelle Ascott, Shiro Story is inspired by real life events. The YouTube trilogy is a story of “songs not scripts” and a reflection of modern London life.
Rapman’s deal is big news for the culture. It will be interesting to see what kind of stories – particularly our stories – He will be able to create and share, when backed by the same label that has supported the likes of Rihanna and J.Cole. More investment into Rapman could force mainstream media to finally take a look into the type of stories that Rapman tells, and open up a new door of possibilities to other budding film makers.