A U.S. entertainment firm founded by Jay-Z has asked Rain to pursue his activities in the U.S. with them but Rain has yet to make a decision.
Rain’s new agency CUBE Entertainment confirmed the news with TenAsia over the phone on Thursday and explained, “Rain was just discharged from the military and it hasn’t been long since he changed his agency so there is a lot that has to be organized.”
Rain was discharged from the military’s Media Defense Agency just yesterday to fulfill Korea’s two-year mandatory duty required of all able-bodied men.
Jay-Z, who is also known as Beyonce’s husband, is well-known as a Grammy-winning rapper who has sold approximately 50 million copies of his album.
Through his entertainment company Roc Nation, Jay-Z has produced the albums for hip-hop and R&B musicians including J.Cole, Rita Ora and actor Will Smith’s daughter Willow Smith, also an influential name in the business.
Although Rain has held a solo concert in the U.S., he is better known in the country as an actor for his roles in the U.S. films “Ninja Assassin” and “Speed Racer.”
A music industry source said, “If Rain works with Jay-Z, Rain has a high chance of being active as both a singer and actor [in the U.S.]”