Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter is expanding his empire by announcing the launch of his newest venture, Roc Nation Sports.
As part of an intellectual move to ensure that his new company is a solid success, Jay is teaming up with Hollywood’s leading talent organization, Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
This is no amateurish play that HOV is trying to partake in; the Brooklyn Nets co-owner is more than ready to enter into high-stake investments. Sources close to the veteran rapper say he’s even willing to renounce his partial Brooklyn Nets ownership to become a sports agent.
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.
The company has already reeled in its first major client by signing Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees. Cano –– having left agent Scott Boras to join Roc Nation Sports –– seems confident that Jay-Z can manage his forthcoming business affairs.
At this point in my career, I am ready to take a more active role in my endeavors both on and off the field,” said Cano. “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.
It’s no wonder HOVA knows “how to do this sonnn!” A Hip-hop legend, Roc-A-Fella founder/CEO, 40/40 club owner, Brooklyn Nets co-owner, husband and father, Jay-Z’s resume boasts a list of endless accomplishments that were unforeseen in his formative years, coming up as a youth in the Marcy Projects of Brooklyn, New York. Who do you think Roc Nation Sports should sign next?