Roc Nation Sports

Roc Nation Sports is the sports management division of Roc Nation.

Roc Nation Sports
TypeSports management company
IndustryManagement
Founded2013
FounderShawn "JAY-Z" Carter
HeadquartersNew York City, U.S.
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Juan Perez (business man) (President)[1][2]
ParentRoc Nation
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

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.[3] Roc Nation Sports' first major move was signing New York Yankees All-Star second baseman Robinson Canó.[4] They have also signed New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz and WNBA prospect Skylar Diggins-Smith to Roc Nation Sports.[5][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 May 1, 2014 Roc Nation Sports added James Young of the Kentucky Wildcats.[8] 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.[9] Roc Nation Sports currently boasts a roster with over 100 athletes across Baseball, Basketball, American Football, International Football, Rugby, and E-Sports. They also have a burgeoning broadcaster division.

ClientsEdit

Baseball

Basketball

American Football

Football

Rugby

Netball

Cricket

Personalities

Esports

  • Musa'ad Al-Dossary[26]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.complex.com/sports/2014/04/roc-nation-sports-president-juan-perez-who-sign-jay-z-agency
  2. ^ "The GQ+A: Juan Perez on Roc Nation Sports and Its "Cream of the Crop" Expansion Plans". Waybackmachine archive of GQ article.
  3. ^ "Roc Nation Launches Roc Nation Sports". Roc Nation. February 4, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  4. ^ "Jay-Z Launches Roc Nation Sports Teams With CAA to Co-Represent Robinson Cano". Variety. February 4, 2013. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ 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.
  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. ^ Chris Yuscavage (1 May 2014). "NBA Prospect James Young Has Decided to Sign With Jay Z and Roc Nation Sports". Complex.
  9. ^ http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2752241-saquon-barkley-signs-with-roc-nation-after-declaring-for-2018-nfl-draft
  10. ^ "Roc Nation Sports Clients". Roc Nation Sports. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  11. ^ @ninamandell. "C.C. Sabathia signs with Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports | For The Win". Ftw.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2014-01-17.
  12. ^ "Borussia Dortmund & Belgium's Axel Witsel Signs with Roc Nation Sports". Roc Nation. 14 April 2019.
  13. ^ "Eric Bailly Signs with Roc Nation Sports". Roc Nation. 8 January 2019.
  14. ^ "Manchester City & Belgium Star Kevin De Bruyne Signs with Roc Nation Sports". Roc Nation. 19 March 2019.
  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. ^ "Roc Nation Sports Welcomes Footballer Samuel Chukwueze". Roc Nation. 1 August 2019.
  17. ^ a b c "Reece James Joins Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports Agency". Roc Nation. 13 November 2019.
  18. ^ "Roc Nation Sports Welcomes Dakota Watterson". Roc Nation. 3 October 2019.
  19. ^ "Tyrone Mings Signs With Roc Nation Sports". Roc Nation. 27 May 2020.
  20. ^ "Welcome to the ROCNATION Sports Family Marcus Rashford". Roc Nation. 24 June 2020.
  21. ^ "AC Milan partners with Roc Nation, on a unique, industry-first, partnership". acmilan.com. 9 July 2020.
  22. ^ "Welcome to the ⚽️ family, Jordan Lukaku! Big things coming on and off the pitch. #RocFam". Facebook. Roc Nation Sports. 7 August 2020. Retrieved 18 October 2020.
  23. ^ a b c d e f g h "Roc Nation Just Signed a Wave of Young Ballers Including Tyreece John-Jules, Nathan Ferguson and More". October 6, 2020. Retrieved October 18, 2020.
  24. ^ "Leeds United X Roc Nation Partnership Announced". leedsunited.com. 21 November 2020.
  25. ^ "Mamelodi Sundowns x Roc Nation Sports". sundownsfc.co.za. 3 August 2021.
  26. ^ "Esports Player of the Year Mosaad Al-Dossary Signs With Roc Nation Sports". Roc Nation. 9 October 2019.

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