Jay-Z Draws Comparison Between Running Roc Nation & Having Kids

posted December 15, 2011 11:07:00 PM CST | 26 comments

Jay-Z Draws Comparison Between Running Roc Nation & Having Kids

According to Hov, he's got the parenting thing in the bag.

Jay-Z will become a father in the coming months, but according to him, he already has experience in that department.

"I think running a label is a bit like having kids," Hov told MTV News in New York while promoting two charitable Carnegie Hall concerts in February.

The Roc Nation CEO's answer came in response to criticism that he could have done more to endorse J. Cole, who dropped his debut, Cole Word: The Sideline Story, in September. "When you know someone needs more help, you help them," Jigga said. "When you see that someone can make it on their own ... you see Kanye or J. Cole, you see that sort of talent — you let that talent be. You let that talent find its way."

"I think running a label is a bit like having kids," said Jay in an interview with MTV News. 

Jay explained his notoriously hands-off approach to his artists, chronicled in songs such as Kanye West's "Big Brother."

"When you know someone needs more help, you help them," he explained. "When you see that someone can make it on their own ... you see Kanye or J. Cole, you see that sort of talent — you let that talent be. You let that talent find its way."

"Of course you're not gonna let any harm befall it," he added. "You pretty much let people find their way."

"I'm just really here to provide opportunity. I'm not here to do anything else."

Watch the interview below:

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