Just when you thought Jay-Z was doing a lot by starting a new tour with Justin Timberlake, he pulls another huge power move and launches Roc Nation Sports. The agency’s first client is Yankees 2nd baseman Robinson Cano. If Jay-Z wants to become a full fledged sports Agent he would have to give up his part ownership of the Brooklyn Nets. Here’s what Hov had to say about the new deal…
“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.”
Then Cano also 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.”
Well this is a sad day for Seattle sports, hopefully there aren’t any riots tonight. The most popular player on the team Ichiro just got traded to the Yankees for some minor league prospects to most likely go chase a world series title. This news just came in so we don’t have all the details but you can find them by clicking HERE.
This whole Yankees/Red Sox thing is starting to get pretty serious people. This female Red Sox fan got kicked straight in the face by a Yankees fan the other day, it went down.
I swear just when you think Jay-Z is done making one huge business move, he hits us with another. Apparently his clothing company Rocawear has officially partnered with the New York Yankees which can only mean more customers. The clothing brand will be branded and promoted throughout the regular season and with the amount of Yankees fans out there it is sure to sell.
“Rocawear announced today a sponsorship with 27 time World Series Champions, the New York Yankees. For the 2012 season, Rocawear will have branded signage in Yankee stadium and integrated promotions throughout the season. Jameel Spencer, EVP Marketing, men’s division, Iconix Brand Group, Inc., commented, “Jay-Z has been a long-time fan of the Yankees, regularly attends games and has even included his favorite team in song lyrics, so this was a natural partnership. Rocawear, along with Jay-Z are very excited to be working with the Yankees for the 2012 season. We feel another championship in ’12!”