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Will Smith's daughter, Willow, becoming a singing sensation, Jay-Z signs her to record label

Will Smith's 9-year-old daughter is an overnight singing sensation, and she's got Jay-Z to back her.

Willow Smith's first song, "Whip My Hair," started making the rounds on the Internet on Tuesday, and has quickly generated some serious buzz.

The head-banging track, which is already being played on New York hip-hop radio station Hot 97, has even triggered some premature comparisons to pop superstar, Rihanna.

"I whip my hair back and forth," Smith sings on the catchy chorus.

Like Rihanna, Smith is getting a helping hand from Brooklyn rapper Jay-Z, who has reportedly signed her to his label, Roc Nation.

It was Jay-Z who also signed Rihanna while he was president of Def Jam.

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have already seen their daughter handle the pressures of acting.

She joined her father in "I Am Legend," and then with her mom in "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa."

Her big brother, Jaden, 12, has also flirted with superstardom as an actor and rapper. This year, he starred in "The Karate Kid" and teamed up with Justin Bieber to rap on the song, "Never Say Never."

The Twitter community also can't stop talking about Willow Smith.

Beyonce's sister, Solange, took to Twitter to give the rising singer some props.

"WIllow Smith make me wanna whip some haiiirrr in this house. Ummm kill em girl. Kill em!" she tweeted.

Singer Jazmine Sullivan is also a fan.

She tweeted, "why is "whip my hair" by willow smith my soonnnng. how dare she make me like a 9 year olds music? lolol. love it!!!"

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Overbrook hasn't really established itself in music the way it should have. It would be the safest choice for her...but Jay-Z's label would get more attention. It certainly doesn't sound like the safer choice tho.'

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Jay-Z, Will Smith Comment On Willow Smith's Deal With Roc Nation
Thursday, September 09, 2010 12:04 PM | 16 comments
By Roman Wolfe
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(AllHipHop News) Jay-Z has confirmed that he has signed Will Smith's daughter Willow to a new deal on his label, Roc Nation.

The rapper/mogul appeared on Ryan Seacrest's show this morning and confirmed rumors that he snatched up Willow, whose song "Whip My Hair" has generated an instant buzz.

"We at Roc Nation are excited to work with Willow," Jay-Z told AllHipHop.com in a statement. "She has an energy and enthusiasm about her music that is truly infectious. It's rare to find an artist with such innate talent and creativity at such a young age. Willow is about to embark on an incredible journey and we look forward to joining her as she grows in all aspects of her career."

Willow, 9, already has a career, having landed roles in I Am Legend and in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.

"After meeting with several record companies, it was clear that Jay-Z, Ty Ty, Jay Brown and the Roc Nation staff was the unquestionable choice," Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith told AllHipHop.com in a statement. "Their passion for Willow combined with their boundless vision and artistic integrity made Roc Nation the perfect home for our little girl."

According to Jay-Z, Willow's advanced beyond her years and has a vision for her career in the music industry, despite only being nine. He noted that superstars like Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder started their careers off young.

“I heard the record first before I knew that it was recorded by a nine year old and I was like man that record's a smash,” Jay-Z told Ryan Seacrest. “I believe in superstars. I believe on big records on superstars and I think she has both."

Rap runs in the family's blood.

In 1985, Will Smith started off as a rapper in known as The Fresh Prince, from the streets of Philadelphia, along with his partner DJ Jazzy Jeff.

Willow's 12-year-old brother Jaden also raps on a song called "Never Say Never" with teen idol, Justin Bieber.

And their mother, Jada Pinkett-Smith, front a hard rock band, Wicked Wisdom.

A release date for Willow Smith's Roc Nation debut was not available as of press time.


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