Jay-Z Enters The Sports Arena

04/03/2013
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(Radio.com) Jay-Z has started a sports management agency and nabbed New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, according to an announcement by his new company, Roc Nation Sports.

The rap mogul, who runs a concert touring business Roc Nation, has expanded his empire to include Roc Nation Sports, a collaboration with CAA Sports, a division of Creative Artists Agency (CAA).

"Jay Z and his team at Roc Nation have successfully orchestrated powerful brand and business-building opportunities for their clients," said Michael Levine, Co-Head, CAA Sports. in a statement. "We look forward to combining our wide-reaching resources on behalf of top athlete clients like Robinson Cano to help them accomplish their goals on and off the field."

The man who rapped, "I make a Yankees hat more famous than a Yankee can," has the full support of Cano, who said the new deal will help him better serve the Yankees franchise.

"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. more on this story

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