Watch > Episode > Nick Raphael - How I Signed Jay Z

Nick Raphael - How I Signed Jay Z


Nick Raphael of London Records explains how he signed the well known hip-hop artist Jay-Z, why most aspiring musicians are extremely unrealistic, how a great talent will not sell if they are unlikeable, and why any success in music, film and life is accomplished as a team.

“A good week is when the public hear the artist on the radio, TV or internet and tell you they love them as much as you do.” (02:52) – Nick Raphael

“Seeing someone playing in a pub, and then two years seeing them perform in an arena, is fulfilling beyond belief.” – Nick Raphael (05:11)


Ex-Advisor to the Pentagon and CIA gives possible FINAL WARNING about death of the American economy


“The Beatles couldn’t get a record contract.” – Nick Raphael (06:57)

“Trust me, I nearly got fired over having Jay-Z on my label.” – Nick Raphael (07:59)

“At the time I felt like the biggest bluffer in the world.” – Nick Raphael (14:43)

“It normally costs about half a million pounds minimum to bring an artist to market.” – Nick Raphael (27:07)

“I was earning more money than the guys that were running FTSE companies.” – Nick Raphael (39:16)

“Every success in music in film in life is a team. Very rarely does anyone ever achieve anything on their own.” – Nick Raphael (45:30)

“There’s no ‘I’ in Team but there’s a ‘U’ in Cunt.” – Nick Raphael (45:46)
“If you are unlikeable you can have the greatest talent in the world but no one’s going to buy your records.” – Nick Raphael (50:46


"Of the People, By the People, For the People"


Exclusive Access To The Hottest Early Stage Deals In Crypto, Artificial Intelligence & Metaverse


Learn How To Transform Your Life With Non-Negotiable Daily Habits


Subscribe free Or Login to watch the full episode.

We’re always publishing free content, stay up to date.

We take your privacy seriously. We will never sell your information.

Join our global community

Sign up to recieve full episodes of London Real every week.

We take your privacy seriously. We will never sell your information.