Roc Nation Sports

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Roc Nation Sports
Sports management company
FounderShawn "JAY-Z" Carter
HeadquartersNew York City, U.S.
Area served
ParentRoc Nation
WebsiteOfficial website

Roc Nation Sports is the sports management division of Roc Nation. Roc Nation Sports was founded by Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter in Spring 2013 in partnership with Creative Artists Agency, a prominent talent agency based in Los Angeles.[1]


Roc Nation Sports' first major move was signing New York Yankees All-Star second baseman Robinson Canó.[2] They have also signed New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz and WNBA prospect Skylar Diggins-Smith to Roc Nation Sports.[3][4] Jay-Z also showed interest in signing ice hockey prospect Seth Jones to Roc Nation Sports after the 2013 NHL Draft.[5] In May 2013, New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith joined the agency as his new representation.[6] He is the second NFL player to join Roc Nation Sports.[6] On June 20, 2013 it was revealed that Jay-Z was officially certified as a sports agent for the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball.[7] On June 24, 2013 Roc Nation Sports added the NBA Oklahoma City Thunder's superstar Kevin Durant to the agency.[8] On February 24, 2014 wide receiver Hakeem Nicks of the Indianapolis Colts joined Roc Nation Sports.[9] On May 1, 2014 Roc Nation Sports added James Young of the Kentucky Wildcats, predicted to go during the first round of the 2014 NBA draft.[10] On July 11, 2014, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown left the firm after just two months with the company.[11] In November 2014, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant would also join the company. On January 3, 2018, it was announced that Penn State running back Saquon Barkley had signed with Roc Nation Sports prior to entering the 2018 NFL Draft. [12]



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  1. ^ "Roc Nation Launches Roc Nation Sports". Roc Nation. February 4, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  2. ^ "Jay-Z Launches Roc Nation Sports Teams With CAA to Co-Represent Robinson Cano". Variety. February 4, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  3. ^ Harling, Danielle (2013-04-17). "Jay-Z Facing Several Stiff Requirements Before Becoming NFLPA Certified | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2014-01-17.
  4. ^ Hunte, Justin (2013-04-25). "Jay-Z Signs Skylar Diggins To Roc Nation Sports | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2014-01-17.
  5. ^ "Jay-Z Is Reportedly Interested in Signing NHL Prospect Seth Jones to Roc Nation Sports". Complex. 2013-04-24. Retrieved 2014-01-17.
  6. ^ a b "Geno Smith tabs Jay-Z's agency as new representation". May 22, 2013. Retrieved May 22, 2013.
  7. ^ Baker, Soren (2013-06-20). "Jay-Z Now A Licensed NBA, MLB Agent | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2014-01-17.
  8. ^ Wojnarowski, Adrian (2013-06-08). "Kevin Durant hiring Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports – Yahoo Sports". Retrieved 2014-01-17.
  9. ^ "Hakeem Nicks of New York Giants signs with Jay Z's Roc Nation".
  10. ^ Chris Yuscavage (1 May 2014). "NBA Prospect James Young Has Decided to Sign With Jay Z and Roc Nation Sports". Complex.
  11. ^ Fox Sports. "Steelers wideout Antonio Brown leaves Roc Nation". FOX Sports.
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  13. ^ a b "Roc Nation Sports Clients". Roc Nation Sports. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  14. ^ a b @ninamandell. "C.C. Sabathia signs with Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports | For The Win". Retrieved 2014-01-17.
  15. ^ "Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku signs for Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports and poses with NFL star Leonard Fournette". Mirror. 1 March 2018. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  16. ^ a b "Roc Nation Sports Signs 6 New Boxers". Retrieved June 22, 2017.

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