Reports: Mariners Break Off Talks With Robinson Cano

For all the talk about Jay Z's foray into the sports agent world, he hasn't been much more than a figurehead. But yesterday, for the first time I can remember, he actually took part in a negotiating session, a meeting with the Mariners on behalf of Robinson Cano. It seems to have gone poorly. » 12/06/13 9:17am 12/06/13 9:17am

Jay Z Explains Why He'll Be A Good Sports Agent: "I Was A Drug Dealer"

The November issue of Vanity Fair features a big story on Jay Z—Get ready to find out how he wooed Beyoncé!—and the mag released an interview from the story today, a portion of which deals with Jay's recent venture into the world of sports agency: » 10/01/13 12:47pm 10/01/13 12:47pm

Reports: Jay Z Selling Nets Shares To Jason Kidd

Forced to give up his lifelong dream of franchise ownership for his new lifelong dream of being an agent, Jay Z has been looking to unload his stake in the Nets for a few months now. It seems it'll stay in the family: the Post reports that at least some of Jay Z's share will be purchased by new Nets coach Jason Kidd. » 9/04/13 9:46am 9/04/13 9:46am

Skylar Diggins Got A Mercedes From Jay-Z's Sports Agency

Last month, former Notre Dame and soon-to-be WNBA superstar Skylar Diggins became the third athlete to sign with Roc Nation Sports, Jay-Z's latest vanity project/sports agency. Yesterday, the people at Roc Nation celebrated Diggins's graduation from Notre Dame by doing exactly what you'd expect an agency that boasts… » 5/20/13 12:40pm 5/20/13 12:40pm

Skylar Diggins Signs With Jay-Z's Sports Agency

Roc Nation Sports, Jay-Z's because-why-not sports agency, announced today that it has signed its third client: Skylar Diggins, the former Notre Dame guard and third-overall WNBA draft pick (she'll play for the Tulsa Shock). Now Diggins and Kobe just have to figure out that Nike contract. » 4/25/13 2:10pm 4/25/13 2:10pm

Jay-Z Will Sell His Nets Stake To Become An NBA Agent

Jay-Z's expansion into the sports agency biz—announced with the signing of Robinson Cano last week—isn't going to stop at baseball. The whole point of putting Jay-Z's name on the enterprise is to use him as a lure for starstruck players, and nowhere is his brand stronger than in basketball. But if he's going to… » 4/10/13 9:14am 4/10/13 9:14am

The Plot Thickens: Whoever Owns Nets.com Has Found A New Way To Mess…

Someone out there—a company named Cyber Mesa, we think—is under the impression that touting Jay-Z will get on Mikhail Prokhorov's nerves enough to make him a buy a (presumably very expensive) domain name. » 12/02/12 3:50pm 12/02/12 3:50pm

Jay-Z Only Owns .067 Percent Of The Nets, But He's Basically…

The Brooklyn Nets have two owners in the limelight. There's Mikhail Prokhorov, the whimsical Russian strongman, and then there's Jay-Z, the tenured Brooklyn rapper. Prokhorov has all the big nickel-mining money, so he owns 80 percent of the team. And Hova? He owns one-fifteenth of a percent of the thing. [Corrected to… » 8/16/12 11:45am 8/16/12 11:45am

LeBron And Jay-Z Have A Secret Handshake

We regret missing this after the Nets-Heat game on Monday night, but you ought to forgive us because it was a game that involved the New Jersey Nets. LeBron James scored the Heat's final 17 points—Miami outscored Jersey by 12 in the fourth quarter but only won by three—and then shook hands with Nets part-owner Jay-Z.… » 4/18/12 1:42pm 4/18/12 1:42pm

Kanye West Claims He Could Have Jay-Z Drop Kris Humphries From The…

So here's something you may or may not know. Kanye West released a new song on Wednesday called "Theraflu." In the song, Kanye drops the following lyric: "And I'll admit, I fell in love with Kim / ‘Round the same time she had fell in love wit' him/ Well that's cool, baby girl, do ya thing / Lucky I ain't have Jay drop… » 4/07/12 6:00pm 4/07/12 6:00pm

At The Nets' New Arena, Jay-Z Won't Settle For Anything Less Than The…

How much of a stake Jay-Z has a part-owner of the New Jersey Nets is not known. He is, however, prominently involved with the details of the team's plans to move to his native Brooklyn next season—right down to the flatware in the priciest luxury suites. This is how Scott Cacciola starts his story in today's Wall… » 2/09/12 12:45pm 2/09/12 12:45pm

This Is What It Sounds Like When Bob Ley Raps

On Outside the Lines today, Bob Ley found cause to recite a few bars from Jay-Z's DeShawn Stevenson dis track "Blow the Whistle," which Hova recorded during the hilarious LeBron & Jay-Z vs. DeShawn & Soulja Boy feud a few years back. There was little reason to expect that when James said that responding to Stevenson's… » 6/09/11 4:25pm 6/09/11 4:25pm