Apr 02, 2013 at 06:17 PM
written by Staff

Jay-Z Launches Sports Management Agency

Add sports representation to Jay-Z's long list of accomplishments. The rapper-turned-team owner is launching a new sports representation agency and his first client is New York Yankees second baseman, Robinson Cano. Cano is leaving Scott Boras in an arrangement that will see Jay-Z's group team up with CAA to represent athletes under the new banner, Roc Nation. CAA Sports’ Brodie Van Wagenen will take the lead.

“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 in a statement.

“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. “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.”

Photo credit: @RobinsonCano