Rapper turned businessman turned sports agent Mr. Sean “Jay-Z” Carter has completely taken over this week. Hov released his 12th studio album “Magna Carta Holy Grail” that’s already gone platinum and heading for the no. #1 spot on the charts, launched a new ad campaign with Budweiser, and created Twitter madness when he replied to fans questions, and everyday is busy making more moves towards his takeover of the world of entertainment.
Even with all that he’s already done this week, Jay continues to do more, and this time it’s a move for Roc Nation Sports.
Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig is considering joining the new Roc Nation family like Kevin Durant, Robinson Cano, Skylar Diggins, and Geno Smith. Yasiel got Jay-Z’s contact information from one of his teammates, and after meeting with Roc Nation reps last month he was said to be “intrigued” by the multi-layered deal presented.
Yasiel has captivated baseball fans this year after making his major league debut on June 3. Since being called up, the Cuban defector has hit .394 with 8 home runs and 19 RBI’s in 35 games. He has become a regular on SportsCenter’s “Top Ten” plays countdown with his timely homers and amazing defensive feats.
Jay-Z spoke about why he chose to venture into the sports agent field during a recent interview with Power 105.1 suggesting that the some of the old regime may not have their clients’ best interest at heart. “I do this because it’s an extension of the bigger goal. The bigger goal is for all [athletes] to get their just due. Not get half-ass agents or people who rob them,” said Jay. “We’re talking guys who are signing for $90 million dollars are broke in four years. That’s terrible money management, because [other agents] don’t care… [Roc Nation Sports is] almost a better money management firm and then agents.”
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