◎根據上個月向加州政府提交的文件，歌手Jay-Z正在擴大他在風險投資方面的事業。本名Shawn Carter的Jay-Z和Walden Venture Capital的董事總經理Lawrence Marcus及Roc Nation的總裁Jay Brown一起創建了一個名為Marcy Venture Partners的投資基金。該基金的名字應該是來自對Jay-Z兒時所居住的布魯克林公共集合住宅Marcy Houses的致意，Jay-Z在他的歌詞中曾一再提及該處。
Jay-Z is expanding his efforts in venture capital, according to paperwork filed with the state of California sometime last month.
Along with Walden Venture Capital's managing director, Lawrence Marcus, and Roc Nation's president, Jay Brown, the rapper, whose real name is Shawn Carter, is creating a fund called Marcy Venture Partners.
The fund's name may be a nod to Carter's upbringing in the Marcy Houses, the public-housing complex in Brooklyn that Carter has been repeatedly mentioned in his lyrics.
This isn't the first time the celebrated rapper has turned his eye to venture capital. Carter has backed several high-profile companies in recent years including the luggage company Away, the brokerage app Robinhood, and the private-jet company JetSmarter.
Last year, the news website Axios reported that Carter was planning to launch a VC fund along with the San Francisco-based venture firm Sherpa Capital. Plans for the fund failed to materialize after reported complications with Sherpa, though the new filing reveals that the delays haven't caused Carter to lose his interest in investing.
Representatives for Carter did not immediately respond to a request for comment.