Jay-Z Launches Roc Nation Sports Agency, Signs Yankees’ Robinson Cano

Add “sports agency” to the many other business ventures Jay-Z has his hand in. The rapping entrepreneur has launched Roc Nation Sports, with New York Yankee Robinson Cano being the firm’s first client.

Earlier today, the official website of Roc Nation, LLC, an entertainment company founded by American rapper and entrepreneur, Shawn Carter (publicly known as “Jay-Z“), announced that Robinson Cano is now a part of the Roc Nation Family. Cano will become the first sports client of Roc Nation Sports, a sports agency that has partnered with Creative Artists Agency (CAA), the agency of record for popular athletes, including Robert Griffin III, Carmelo Anthony and Ryan Braun.

The announcement was made shortly after it was revealed that Cano would be leaving his baseball agent Scott Boras of Boras Corp. ”At this point in my career, I am ready to take a more active role in my endeavors both on and off the field,” said Cano, in a release on the Roc Nation website. ”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.”

Read the full story at Forbes.

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