Jay-40/40 Z’s Club will celebrate its 18th anniversary later this month. The Roc Nation founder and Roc Nation Sports chief Juan Perez, as well as Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez, established the venue in 2003. The 40/40 Club earned notoriety not just because of its association with the rapper, but also because of repeated mentions in rap songs by artists such as Jay-Z and others.
According to a press release, the location combines “the lavish warmth of a New York City penthouse with the vivacity and grandeur of court-side seats at a championship game.”
The 40/40 Club will celebrate its 18th anniversary with a special event at the venue in just over a week. After being closed in early 2013, the club reopened in August. Those who were invited to the party, which will take place on August 28 at 8 p.m., were given a distinctive black and white hourglass that reflects the time that passed between the club’s closure and reopening. Diddy, Lil Uzi Vert, Bobby Shmurda, Rapsody, Remy Ma, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft are among the guests on the guest list.
The news comes after Jay-Z hired Tory Datcher, the former senior vice president and chief customer officer of Clorox, as the CEO of his Monogram cannabis company. This made Datcher the first Black CEO to lead a major public cannabis company in the United States.