Back in April 2013, a short time after Jay Z announced that he was launching a new company called Roc Nation Sports that was going to cater to athletes, there was one question that a lot of people both inside and outside of the sports world asked: Will it work? At the time, Jay Z was a reputable businessman and had a ton of experience in the music and fashion worlds. But sports was a relatively new lane for him and there were some industry analysts who didn't think he was going to be able to succeed in the sports arena.
So much for that! Over the course of the last year, Jay Z has helped former Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano sign a new 10-year, $240 million deal. He has also assembled a really solid stable of clients, which now features nine big-time athletes including Kevin Durant, C.C. Sabathia, Rusney Castillo, Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks, Geno Smith, James Young, and Skylar Diggins in addition to Cano. And from the looks of things, Roc Nation Sports is just getting started and seems to have its sights set on taking over the sports world.
However, despite all of their recent success, Roc Nation Sports is still a little bit of a mystery to many people. Outside of the Q&A that Roc Nation Sports president Juan Perez did with GQ earlier this year, Roc Nation Sports employees don't do many interviews. But Perez did just grant a series of in-person and phone interviews to the New York Post and revealed a little bit more about the past, present, and future of Roc Nation. After reading it, here are the 7 Things We Learned From the New York Post's Profile on Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports.