Jay-Z, the entertainer who started an athlete-representation firm in April, has been certified by the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball players’ unions to negotiate contracts.
Jay-Z’s rise to fame has as many lessons for would-be moguls as for budding rappers:
Hip-hop legend Jay-Z said today he will perform two concerts at Carnegie Hall in February to raise money for his scholarship foundation and United Way of New York City.
New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith has signed with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports, according to the firm’s website.
Jay Z received nine Grammy nominations, the most of any artist, while “Get Lucky” performers Daft Punk and pop singer Taylor Swift will vie for album of the year.
Jay-Z is seeking to sell his small stake in the Brooklyn Nets to expand his fledgling sports representation business into basketball, Yahoo Sports reported.
Entertainer Jay-Z is applying to become a certified baseball agent, according to the Major League Baseball Players Association.
Skylar Diggins, the third player chosen in the Women’s National Basketball Association draft, has signed with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports, a statement from the firm said.