Jay-Z's New Protege: Will Smith's Daughter

September 9, 2010 By:
Jay-Z's New Protege: Will Smith's Daughter

Will Smith’s daughter Willow Smith is turning out to be quite the little star! She just released her debut song “Whip My Hair,” which is getting rave reviews.

She’s also just been signed to Roc Nation, which is Jay-Z’s label. The 9-year old announced the big news alongside Jay-Z to Ryan Seacrest this morning.

Jay said of his new protégé, "We at Roc Nation are excited to work with Willow. 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."

On the partnership with Roc Nation, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith stated, "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. Their passion for Willow combined with their boundless vision and artistic integrity made Roc Nation the perfect home for our little girl."

Her official first single “Whip My Hair,” produced by newcomer Jukebox, has launched to rave reviews. Willow’s debut video will be shot in Los Angeles at the end of this month. The catchy tune is a celebration of freedom, energy, expression and liberating yourself by “whipping your hair.”

Check it out below…is it just us or is she a Rihanna in the making?