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Jay-Z Starts Sports Rep Agency, Signs New York Yankees’ Robinson Cano


(AllHipHop News) “I made the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can.“-Jay-Z

At this point it would be easier to name the industries Jay-Z is not apart of than those he currently occupies. Today  (April 2nd), mega mogul Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter launches Roc Nation Sports, a full-service sports management company.

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The new sports rep agency will be partnered with established sports rep establishment, CAA Sports.

Always one to come out swinging, Jay-Z wasted no time in making his first signing a big one by snagging New York Yankees second baseman, Robinson Cano. In a press release, the man who built Roc Nation spoke on his motivation behind starting this new venture:

“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,” says Jay-Z

Cano, a four-time MLB All-star, World Series champion and two-time Golden Glove Award winner left his high-profile agent Scott Boras to pursue more lucrative options:

“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,” says Cano

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  • damn.. Memphis Bleek had to resort to playing bass in Jay-Z’s band?? how low can you sink???

    • just_some_bastard #ALCOHOLIC

      he looks nothing like bleek……comedy is not your strong suit.

    • bigdoe6

      Lmao.

  • foh

    How jiggaboo been helping music artists? What like freeway (dropped), b sigel (dropped), state prop (dropped), like jay electronica (never coming out lol) he a snake of the highest order, whose ripped off tonnes of artists. Ya’ll need to remember jigga is short for jiggaboo foh

    • MR. UNDI$PUTED THE MOGUL

      HI Hater!!! Except for Jay Electronica whose busy hanging with his Billionaire girlfriend the other people you named released multiple album’s, were in movies(good or bad) etc. while under Jay-Z! How many new artist get a chance to be in movie’s to help with exposure?!?!? Beanie Sigel had 2 Bentley’s at 1 time with only 1 gold album under him. You Crab ‘n the Barrell lazy losers would rather hate on someons success then get off your own ass & achieve something of your very own!

      • RichFromBX

        Bleek, is that you? – damn son…you out here jumping to Jay Z’s defense like he got on you the payroll or the end of his d!ck

  • RichFromBX

    sweet…look how well it worked out for Master P and Ricky Williams..

    • MR. UNDI$PUTED THE MOGUL

      I’m guessing you didn’t see the part where ROC Nation partnered up with CAA to go into business together not like Master P who assumed he knew what the hell goes on with athletes & their contract’s. Yet another hater who couldn’t help but see Jay Z’s name & comment!

      • RichFromBX

        yet a another d!ck rider wiping Jay Z’s jiz from his face as he feels the need to defend someone who could give two sh!ts about him – move along phuc boi…

      • MR. UNDI$PUTED THE MOGUL

        WELCOME TO THE INTERNET AKA COWARDS PARADISE WHERE NOTHING EVER MAKES ANY SENSE AT ALL. IF YOU GIVE SOMEONE PROPS YOU ARE A STAN, IF YOU SAY SOMETHING AGAINST WHAT SOMEONE DOES YOU ARE A HATER!!! BROKE FROM THE BX, THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HIM GIVING A DAMN ABOUT ME THIS IS ABOUT LOSERS LIKE YOU WHO AUTOMATICALLY BELIEVE FOR A BLACK MAN TO BE SUCCESSFUL HE HAD TO HAVE TAKEN SOME OATH!!! IF THAT’S THE CASE THEN WHAT ARE WE AS BLACK PEOPLE DOING HERE IN AMERICA? JUST SURVIVING UNTIL WE DIE! LASTLY THIS ULTIMATELY WAS ABOUT YOU NOT READING THE WHOLE STORY!!!! HOW MANY SUCCESSFUL CLIENTS DOES CAA HAVE?!?! DOESN’T MATTER TO YOU BECAUSE YOU JUST WANT TO HATE ON A SUCCESSFUL BLACK MAN!!!!

      • RichFromBX

        HAHAHAHA – who’s hating on a black man??? black or white a lot of entertainers and athletes have lost millions trying to get in to a game they have no business being in because they don’t know sh!t about it regardless who they’re partner with – look at Curt Schilling, he lost something like $50 million going in on something where he believed he was partnered with the right people because of their previous success in the industry – so if I say something about Curt Schilling or another white athlete going down the same road am I hating on the white man??

        These cats need to stick to what they know and not over diversify and spread themselves out to thin to the point where you’re no longer in control – personally, I don’t like Diddy (I actually knew him before he was famous and that’s where my dislike comes from) but I can’t knock what he’s done as a business man – sticks to what he knows and is killing it…

      • we don’t know what he knows and doesn’t know. and anywayI bet you most investors don’t have experience in whatever industry they’re investing into, they probably have a basic understanding their expertise comes in knowing how to analyze the financial statements, the business infrastructure and how to translate all that mumbo jumbo into profit

      • Guest

        yeah, Jay Z has become……a Great American! – his rise by doing things HIS American way will be in History books, kinda like Jackie Robinson succeeding in Baseball.

      • Choppa

        Thank u.. Damn u gotta be on somebody nuts to give props? Thats tha same niggas who stuck in that dead in job talkin shyt bout somebody makin moves.. I dont get it

      • RichFromBX

        why do you have to be a hater because you don’t agree with someone and don’t think the move they made is a good look?

        …and yes you’re a d!ck rider when something someone says about someone you don’t know cause you to catch feelings to the point have to try to scream on someone in defense

      • Choppa

        Like that man said, if he fails @ it, he can afford too. Can u?

      • RichFromBX

        failure should never been seen as an affordable luxury – so no, I can’t afford to fail

      • you learn alot when you fail… taking a L in a fight, makes you smarter, Henry Ford went bankrupt mad times before Ford Motor Company became a success, Jay first album aint come out til he was 26, 2Chainz aint start poppin off til his mid 30s, MJ got cut from a team etc.

      • Guest

        ImFred – good comment, that was needed.

      • thank you

      • Tony G.

        So the minute someone speaks a fact in favor of someone its dickriding..niggas that are quick to give that title are a little suspect..while ur on here hating..that man making moves..do u and let him do him…if he fails..he can afford to fail..can u?….becuz if he doesn’t give a damn about people on here defending him or speaking positively about him..what the FCUK makes u think he gives a damn about u..

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  • Choppa

    Jay stay winning.. Haters die slow

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    power moves

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