This blog is dedicated to Jay-Z Videos, Interviews, Performances, Etc.
Mission: To build an archive of Jay-Z Media past and present that will hopefully serve his fans for now and a while lol.
Updated: June 20, 2007
Charli (Roc), is probably most known as a moderator from Jay-Z Fanboard since its early beginnings in 2004. She started Roc With Me because there was no other site at the time that had a large archive of Jay V.I.P. “Everyone has their favorites, it’s always fun to watch videos and listen to their interviews, and sort of reminisce, especially when they’ve had a great career like Jay,” says Charli. “I just wanted to share what I had with other fans.” She just didn’t search the Internet for goodies, but she searched through her personal tape collection to capture performances for the fans. “I used to be big on recording stuff, especially award shows and even the littlest things,” she says. She admits that uploading and trying to maintain a site can be a hassle. The biggest reward comes from knowing that someone else is actually enjoying what she’s doing. “One thing I realized is how international Jay and Hip Hop are. He has fans just about everywhere. So it was really cool when people from London, Germany, France, and even Africa would thank me for uploading these videos and things because they barely got to see him on television or hear him on the radio as much as people from the states do.” Over the last couple of months Charli, who is almost a college graduate, decided to change her focus a little. She appointed, fellow Jay-Z fan, Focus as a staff member on the site. “He’s from London; he would e-mail me stuff and drop things in my c-box. When I went on hiatus he would still come through. So I was like why not add him as part of the team.”
Charli says she often wishes Roc With Me was a full pledged fan site. “I don’t know of many other ones [for Jay] and I actually had to design a website as a final exam for a class I recently took. So I’ve become more aware of how things work on that end. I’d loved to have a site where there’s a big gallery of pictures and also a new domain. But I’m not trying to pay for anything just yet,” she says laughing. Concerning updates she says, “It’s not like Jay’s on TV everyday, so updates with things such as videos, interviews, and performances are definitely going to be slow, but he always has some big shit popping whether rapping or not,” she says. “Can’t be mad at that!”
You can visit Roc With Me @ http://www.giveit2me.blogspot.com/ or http://www.jayz-vip.2ya.com/
Contact Charli here firstname.lastname@example.org