Jay-Z Launches Roc Nation Sports

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He’s the Black Branch Rickey. Today, it was announced that Jay-Z has partnered with CAA to launch Roc Nation Sports. The agency’s first client is New York Yankees second baseman, Robinson Cano.

According to ESPN, if Hov decides to become a full-fledged sports agent, he would have to forfeit his ownership of the Brooklyn Nets. Says Mr. Carter:

“Because of my love of sports, it was a natural progression to form a company where we can help top athletes in various sports the same way we have been helping artists in the music industry for years.”

Cano adds:

“At this point in my career, I am ready to take a more active role in my endeavors on and off the field. I am confident that the pairing of Roc Nation Sports and CAA Sports will be essential in helping me accomplish my short- and long-term goals. I am making this important decision now so I can keep my focus on helping the Yankees succeed in 2013, while minimizing any distractions for me and my teammates.”

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  • Your mother’s “friend”

    Isn’t it funny how 50 & Hovs business ventures kinda mirror each other ?

  • Cause they are really friends

    Cause they trying to gettttt thatttt mooolahhhh! Hallelujah!!! PRAISE GOD!

  • D Twice

    Barely has any time to manage J. Cole so why would you sign to him as an athlete? Just look at the awful contract Master P got Ricky Williams.

  • D Twice

    Master P and Ricky Williams all over again.

  • Hannibal Lecture

    Boss shit!

  • http://7themerson.com 7thEmerson

    Damn that is some boss shit. Crazy decisIon too: be full time agent or give up a small (but lucrative) stake in a NBA team?

  • sTp

    Big difference between Jay Z and Master P… big difference between Ricky Williams and Robinson Cano…

    It’s still fuck the Yankees, tho.

  • Donn

    Bosssssssss

    I show u how to do this sonn!!!!

  • As Real As It Gets

    Only difference is Jay is real. Can this dude do any wrong? Smh

  • mac DIESEL

    MAKIN’ POWER MOVES WIT A FITTED!!!!

    ……….BOSS SHIT!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • starfox64

    So hov gotta ruin the yankees now ?

  • kush

    This nigga biting 50. Go Yankees tho. Cano is that nigga but he gonna try to milk the Yankees for his next contract. Yankees front office stay fucking up this team is in shambles. Jay’s last partner , ARod, fucked up his image. Cano should stick to the game he’s trying too hard to be bigger than the sport it might not end well. Hes arrogant and be Trippin. U was a no show in the playoffs last year nicca we rememeber!

  • PsychoBoy

    OK

    EVERY JAY Z POST ENDS UP IN THE TOP 5 POSTS BECAUSE BRIAN AND YN HAVE SOME WEIRD OBSESSION WITH HIM

  • J UK

    What’s Hov gon rap about if he sells his Nets stake??

  • King

    @ J UK

    “I brought the Yankees back” sounds pretty good…

  • skinny

    This is so dope hood move

  • Devante

    So I guess we can forgot about another Jay-Z album?

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    Nice !!! This is a smart move. “You are now lookin at one smart black boy”–Jay-Z

  • michelle michelle

    I don’t want Jay to sell his share of Nets, but I guess as long as he brought Brooklyn a team he did his part. On to the next one :(

  • damone

    Good stuff!

  • http://kicksaddict.wordpress.com Kicks Addict

    Reblogged this on Kicks Addict l The Official Sneaker Head's Online Magazine & Blog and commented:
    Score another one for Brooklyn!

  • Izzy_Ballin

    Dude couldnt even run Def Jam and we seen what happend with Roc a Fella when Dame left. This dude just attaches his name to franchises for a small percentage so he can rap about owning 100% of the company. Think about it He owns all these businesses, tours etc and makes $40 mill a year. Simon Cowell comes out with a show and makes $90 milll in one year. People need to wise up

  • xx

    “we seen what happend with Roc a Fella when Dame left”

    Revisionist history much? Jay sold Roc A Fella, and Dame lost his job. And while he was president of Def Jam, they signed Kanye West, Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, Rihanna… that’s a pretty fucking incredible track record. You need to wise up.

  • Money pouch

    Forget about another jay z album? U act like the nigga writes

  • COLA

    there is no way you can compare this to that Ricky Williams Master P debacle. I’m pretty sure HOV will make sure he don’t repeat that. He has too many power move makers in his corner.

  • IM730

    Im fully convinced that some of you dont even research or think about the whack shit you let spill out onto your keyboards.
    1.So jay ruined the nets??? He got them a new stadium and got some stars over there now.
    2. Couldnt run def jam??? RiRI Kanye Rozay Dream Rita Meek Mill Neyo really?
    3. No album from Jay?? Yall aint seen the posts about this nigga stayin in the studio with Timbo and Khaled and Mike Will right?? What you think he making beats in there?????!?!?! Nah. Plus This is another thing for this nigga to rap about. Signing sports cats.
    4. J.cole.. Havent yall heard the stories of him keeping Kanye at a distance for a while and letting him form his own persona. You think that would change when he signed Cole??? And a nigga like Cole would never be where he is without having to work hard on his own.

  • king

    yall stupid with that cole shit. cole even said he wants to do it on his own weight and its working cole name always comes up when there is a talk about hot young mcs

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  • Space Ghost

    @ Izzy_Ballin……Sir, You are clueless. You said he couldn’t run Def Jam, but clearly he signed Rihanna….NeYo…..Rick Ross….Dream…..and was instrumental in Jeezy’s deal. By the way, as of the end of THIS month….JAY Z WILL OWN HIS CATALOG 100%……now what? He has a patent on the color Jay-Z Blue that Chrysler licenses from him for their vehicles. He sold Rocawear for $204 Million in cash and stock options in the parent company Iconix. He has a minority share in the Brooklyn Nets. One of the most successful artist management companies, Roc Nation, He tops Forbes list in the top 3 consistently, he has the most number one albums of any artist on the planet with the exception of the Beatles, and he is easily top 3 emcees of all time, number one in my book. So tell me…..what were you saying again, because ummmm I can’t hear you because the facts are too loud. They are drowning out your hate.

  • MR. UNDI$PUTED THE MOGUL

    I LOVE HOW THE HATERS KEEP COMPARING THIS TO MASTER P! IT’S LIKE PEOPLE CAN’T WAIT TO HATE WITHOUT READING THE WHOLE STORY! HE’S PARTNERING UP WITH CAA WHOSE BEEN IN BUSINESS FOR YEAR’S & HAVE PLENTY OF BIG TIME CLIENTS. GOOGLE THEM! MASTER P DIDN’T KNOW WHAT THE HELL HE WAS DOING AS FAR AS ATHLETES CONTRACTS WHICH IS WHY TO THIS DAY RICKY WILLIAMS’ ROOKIE CONTRACT IS STILL ONE OF THE WORST IN THE HISTORY OF MODERN DAY SPORTS!!!!!

    PEACE & GET MONEY!!!
    MOGUL $$$ GAME ’13!!!!

  • nbjkvwn

    More Jay-Z dickriding from the stans. At least we won’t have to listen to more of his wack music for a while.

  • Oj da Cornball

    50 Cent setting trends.

  • http://@edward_xl edward xl

    PLATANO POWER!!!

  • https://twitter.com/P0is0nedKoolA @p0is0nedkoola

    Jay Z “owns” less than 1% of the Nets so yea

    What business success has Jay had?
    40/40 clubs have all been struggling
    Rocawear? Who’s wearing that other than white people from the midwest?

    What did Jay Z do for Def Jam while “president” other than put out his own music and not promote other hip hop albums that came out at the same time?
    Oh yea, it’s REVISIONIST HISTORY here when it’s time to speak on Jay

    pssh

    If anything it’s a good look for hip hop as a culture and for that I applaud Jay Z
    just don’t fuck it up

    @p0is0nedkoola on twitter
    Lester Bangs of hip hop
    The GED sports manager..?

  • PsychoBoy

    JUST LIKE I SAID YOU CAN TELL WHATS GOING TO HAPPEN ON THIS SITE BEFORE IT HAPPENS

  • http://www.waytoofresh.com waytoofresh

    For Jay, Yankees luxury box season tickets are now a write-off, very smart.

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    @ PsychoBoy

    This was on CNN yesterday. Do you really feel like there was a bigger story in hip-hop yesterday?

    and @ posonedkoola, Jay’s legendary time at Def Jam has already been tread on this page, and the artists that he, personally, signed into existence speak for themselves.

  • Blastin

    Jay around in the beginning…but when the numbers start declining…he jumps ship. If he was really that good he would signed all those folks to Rocafella without Def Jam..looks like he’s scratching his head from reading all the lines in that contract..sports game diff than rap/hip hop game..

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