Thanks to business ventures ranging from Rocawear, Roc Nation, and his 40/40 Clubs to executive production on NBA 2K13, a highly successful memoir, and his stake and influence on the Brooklyn Nets, Jay-Z‘s reach has long extended beyond the realm of hip-hop. Now, it appears the iconic rapper and business mogul is set to make further moves into the world of sports as New York Yankess second baseman Robinson Cano has left agent Scott Boras in order to sign with CAA Sports and hire Hov as his representative. The move is the first for the Jay-Z/CAA partnership, which will eventually evolve into Roc Nation Sports as another wing under the Roc Nation umbrella.
Furthermore, ESPN’s Buster Olney has reported that Jay-Z himself is extremely interested in becoming a certified sports agent, first in baseball and, eventually, in football and basketball – a move that would force him to relinquish his minority stake in the Brooklyn Nets. Jay-Z went on to state, “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 is the latest addition to Roc Nation’s overall star-studded roster, which notably includes Rihanna, M.I.A., Timbaland, Santigold, Casey Veggies and many more. Stay tuned for further developments and sound off on the establishment of Roc Nation Sports below.