Jay-Z Has a Surprising New Job

Starts sports agency, signs Robinson Cano

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 2, 2013 1:14 PM CDT

(Newser) – Jay-Z is now a rapper and a sports agent, ESPN reports. Roc Nation, the entertainment company Jay-Z founded, announced today that it is partnering with Creative Artists Agency to create Roc Nation Sports. Its first client: Robinson Cano, the New York Yankees second baseman who is in the final season of his $57 million contract. Sources say Jay-Z plans to actually become a certified agent in baseball, and later in basketball and football. If he becomes a certified basketball agent, he'd have to give up his ownership share of the Brooklyn Nets.

In this March 22, 2013, file photo, New York Yankees' Robinson Cano laughs before a spring training baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers, Fla.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
In this Nov. 5, 2012 file photo, Jay-Z performs at the grassroots rally in support of President Barack Obama at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.   (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP, File)
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