Jay-Z releases "Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)..."
"Roc Boys (And the Winner Is)..." is the second single from Jay-Z's tenth studio album, American Gangster.
The song is produced by Diddy and two of his producers known as LV and Sean C from his production team, The Hitmen. On background vocals are as prominent names as Beyoncé Knowles, Cassie, and Kanye West. The song samples "Make the Road by Walking" by The Menahan Street Band. On December 11, 2007, Rolling Stone named it the best song of 2007. This song was also sampled by The Game and Lil Wayne in the song "Red Magic" with the chorus by Lil Wayne, singing excerpts of "Roc Boys (And the Winner Is)" chorus. The beat from "Roc Boys (And the Winner Is)" was used to produce many freestyles and mixtape selections including Rick Ross - Roc Boys (Freestyle), wale-4freestyle(roc boys), and Asher Roth's "Roth Boys" (a parody of sorts)