Posted April 2, 2013 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Introducing Roc Nation Sports: Jay-Z Signs First Client Yankees’ Robinson Cano!

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“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,” Jay-Z said.nypost

“At this point in my career, I am ready to take a more active role in my endeavors on and off the field,” Cano said, in a statement. “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.” – espn

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Robinson sits down and signs contract with Jay-Z and Roc Nation Sports on Tuesday.


ntroducing Jay-Z newest endeavor, Roc Nation Sports, where he acts an agent to baseball (later football and basketball) stars! Shawn Carter AKA Jay-Z partnered with CAA (Creative Artists Agency) on Tuesday and signed Yankees’ Robinson Cano as their first client! Cano left his agent, Scott Boras, while in his final year of a six-year, $57 Million deal! Cano has been in a stalemate with contract negotiations with the Yankees since the winter, and CAA baseball group has quite a reputation; negotiating $1.1 Billion worth of deals including four contracts over $100 Million in the last two years! Jay-Z plans on becoming a formidable agent to football and basketball stars next, but would have to give up his ownership share with the Brooklyn Nets to sign basketball stars! He opened up the 40/40 club in NYC nine years ago, and gained notoriety and repetitive athlete attention during that time! CAA is the launching company, but soon enuff it will be under Roc Nation Sports as its own company; Jay-Z currently contracts music artists like Rihanna, Timberland, Shakira, and others under Roc Nation! Check out details above!

Source: espn