Having a friend who is a hip hop icon must be grand, especially if that friend is Jay Z. A good friend of Juan “OG” Perez, Jay Z rang in OG’s 50th birthday with unforgettable and unimaginable style that came with a very lavish price tag.
The evening began with Jay Z and OG Perez, OG’s wife Desiree, friends and ROC Nation executives in Midtown at the internationally-acclaimed Japanese restaurant Zuma. Zuma served nothing but the finest lobster, steak and sushi, and Jay dishing out $13,000 on the tab.
Following dinner, OG Perez’ party moved to Made in Mexico, a restaurant/nightclub in Inwood. Cocktails with Jay was a big deal when the rap mogul is buying. He spent $9,000 on D’USSE, a cognac that he serves as part owner.
Jay Z doesn’t hold back for his good friend and business partner. After having drinks at Made in Mexico, the party ends the night at the Playroom Nightclub, where another $91,000 was spent on the occasion. 20 bottles of Ace of Spades Gold and 20 bottles of Ace of Spades Rose champagne spread across the nightclub as the group passed out bottles to other club goers. The tab was so costly a server posted a Snapchat of the receipt and the OG Perez birthday bash became viral.
Born and raised in Harlem, Juan “OG” Perez first met Jay Z through Roc A Fella Records Kareem “Biggs” Burke in 1996. OG and Jay had an instant connection, bonding over entertainment, NY life and a love for NYC sports. That love of sports brought them together in many business ventures where they opened the infamous 40/40 Club, an upscale sports bar type lounge. OG Perez and wife Desiree has been running business operations behind Jay Z for over 20 years so it’s no wonder why Jay would go above and beyond for his friend OG.