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Roc Nation Sports Signs Jets QB Geno Smith

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports has signed a deal to represent recently drafted Jets QB Geno Smith. Well, possible future QB if he can convince them he’s worth a contract and then beat out Mark Sanchez for the job (which shouldn’t be too hard). Smith famously dismissed his previous agents after his draft stock tumbled and he was passed over in the first round of the NFL Draft. According to the NYDN, Smith claims that Jay-Z’s attachment to the company played “not that big of a role” in his decision to sign with the firm, and that lucrative marketing deals are not his first priority. Which of course is him pretending that football is the only thing on his mind:

“The only thing that’s important to be is the image that is perceived around this lockerroom, the guy that I am to my teammates, to my coaches and the work that I put in on the football field,” Smith said. “I’m all about football. I’m all about getting better and that’s the one thing that I’m focused on: Better myself daily and prepare myself to be there when the time comes.”

Previously: Jay-Z Sells Stake in Brooklyn Nets | Jay-Z Launches Roc Nation Sports, Signs Robinson Cano

Video: A$AP Rocky on Cabbie Presents

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Rocky sits down with Canadian sportscaster Cabbie Richards on his TSN show Cabbie Presents. They talk about Rocky’s Lebron co-sign, his resemblance to Didier Drogba, losing to Snoop in FIFA 13 and more.

Previously: A$AP Rocky – Leaks Of The Industry Freestyle | A$AP Ferg ft. A$AP Rocky, French Montana, ScHoolboy Q & Trinidad James – Work (Remix)

Jay-Z Launches Roc Nation Sports, Signs Robinson Cano

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Earlier today, Jay-Z unveiled his new sports management venture Roc Nation Sports with the announcement of their first signee, All-Star Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano.

Roc Nation Sports will be a joint venture with the sports division of talent management juggernaut Creative Artists Agency, a company which already counts superstar athletes Carmelo Anthony, Dwayne Wade and Sidney Crosby amongst its roster of clients.

Reporting on the venture, Forbes.com raised the interesting question of whether Jay’s minority stake in the Brooklyn Nets will result in a conflict of interest should the new firm seek to represent current NBA players.

Hit the jump for the full press release detailing the Cano signing.

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Video: 50 Cent On ESPN’s First Take

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

50 Cent makes an appearance on ESPN’s First Take to talk about his relationship with Floyd Mayweather Jr., Mayweather ducking Manny Pacquiao, what boxing could learn from MMA and his upcoming album.

Previously: Kendrick Lamar Live w/ 50 Cent & A$AP Rocky at Roseland Ballroom (Video)

Video: Bun B on ESPN’s First Take

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Bun makes his case for the Rockets as playoff contenders on First Take with Stephen A. and Skip.

Previously: Bun B – ESPN First Take Freestyle | Big K.R.I.T. ft. Bun B – Shine On (Artwork)

Video: T.I. Does NASCAR

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Tip gets a NASCAR lesson from the Richard Petty Driving Experience at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Previously: T.I.’s Trouble Man Track-by-Track

Video: Wale Confronts NBA Announcer

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Your man Wale attended last night’s Wizards/Raptors contest in D.C. and got into a verbal back and forth with the Raptor’s Rudy Gay during the game. Announcer Matt Devlin, who is apparently unfamiliar with Wale’s body of work, got wind of the exchange and took a couple of light shots at the Rapper on-air, asking if anybody on Twitter could tell him who he was before adding, “He’s not Drake, that’s for sure”. Wale, of course, took exception to these comments and approached Devlin in the announcer’s booth to introduce himself.

UPDATE: The Raptors say Devlin was just joking around, offer to have Wale as on-air guest

Previously: DJ Drama ft. Tyga, Wale & Roscoe Dash – So Many Girls (Video) | Lil Wayne’s Miami Heat Rant (Full)

Video: Common on ESPN First Take

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Common was a guest on today’s episode of First Take and he talked to Skip and Stephen A. about getting crossed over by Justin Bieber in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, Lebron’s refusal to do the Dunk contest and Jordan vs. Lebron.

Previously: Common & J.Period – The Next Chapter (Still Love H.E.R.)

Video: Ed Lover Talks Manti Te’O on First Take

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Ed Lover was a guest on ESPN’s First Take with Stephen A. and Skip this morning and he weighed in on the Manti Te’O clusterfuck. I pretty much co-sign everything Stephen A. says here.

Previously: Tupac Gets Himself in Trouble on Yo! MTV Raps (VH1 Rock Doc Teaser)

Video: Big Boi on ESPN First Take

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Words can’t describe my hatred for the Falcons. And it’s not just because they blanked Big Blue this season, I always had a hatred for that team that I can’t explain. I am gonna take great joy in watching Seattle give those filthy birds that fucking work this weekend.

Previously: Big Boi ft. Jake Troth – Apple Of My Eye (Live on Letterman)