nypJay-Z has launched Roc Nation Sports, a full-service sports management company and has signed Yankees star Robinson Cano as its first client. Roc Nation Sports will be led by the rapper with Juan Perez serving as president. They have partnered with CAA Sports, a division of Creative Artists Agency to co-represent the All-Star second baseman. “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.

I honestly have no idea if Jay-Z is a good businessman or not. Yes he made a ton off of his Roc Nation deal, but I also remember rumblings of him being terrible as President of Def Jam and not knowing what he was doing. Either way Jigga’s business acumen isn’t what this deal is about. This is about Shawn Carter not being able to wave goodbye to the spotlight.

Wasn’t this dude supposed to retire from rap after the Black Album? That shit was literally 10 years ago. All that talk about kissing the fame goodbye in favor of more money and a behind-the-scenes role was complete horseshit. Jay-Z LOVES being famous. Probably way more than he even likes to admit. If he wanted to get into the sports biz he could have done so without building another wing on his existing company and plastering his name everywhere.  Straight narcissism.

Cano’s about to get Ricky Williams’d.