The “Ting Tings” Jay-Z Will Do To Be #1!
British indie band, The Ting Tings, have been on the move since they dropped their debut album in 2008.
The UK 2x’s Platinum album, We Started Nothing, has done quite the opposite as they’ve finally signed on the dotted line for Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label. Read after the jump why this is just the beginning of Hov’s conquering of music as we know it.
The famed rapper will be executive producing their follow-up to their first album and with Hova helping out, the doors may be open for The Ting Tings to find some stateside love.
“Jay-Z is hoping to lend his production skills to some of the new material,” dishes Perez Hilton. “The staccato rhythmic style of The Ting Tings sits well with what he does best, so that was the attraction. Jay can make them one of the biggest British bands in America.”
Does anyone see any parallel between Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and Damon Dash’s BlakRoc project? Both former partners are partnering up with musicians of another genre to create music that will appeal to their hardcore demographic and branch out to others, as well?
The two members of the group, Katie White and Jules de Martino, may be thrilled with the deal, but will probably wish to go back home to Britain after being around Memphis Bleek for too many hours on the road.
What do you think? Who else will Jay go after for his Roc Nation label? Robbie Williams, perhaps? Speak on it in the comments section!