Around the League- Week One
Roc Nation recently released Bridget Kelly’s new video for her latest single, “Street Dreamin”, that features rapper Kendrick Lamar.
Check out the video after the break.
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Rapper Jay-Z is making sure to keep his forthcoming album on everyone’s minds: He recently released the track list for “Magna Carta Holy Grail”.
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Another day, another million dollars for Jay-Z.
The rap mogul is reportedly close to signing NBA star Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder to his sports management agency Roc Nation Sports. According to ESPN.com, a trusted source reports that Durant has already extended his contract with the Thunder back in 2010, so Roc Nation won’t be negotiating a new contract for him, which means you won’t be seeing KD rocking a Brooklyn Nets jersey anytime soon. Instead, Roc Nation will help to re-brand Durant and land him some more endorsement deals. Durant is already the face of several products like Nike, Sprint, and Gatorade.
Durant’s former agent Rob Pelinka, the head of Landmark Sports Agency, released a statement that confirmed Durant’s decision to be without representation.
“We are honored and blessed to have worked on behalf of Kevin, for a brief period of time,” Pelinka said. “He is an amazing person and athlete, and we are proud of our work and service towards advancing his brand in a manner that reflects the mutual qualities we share with Kevin. We wish him nothing but success in his future endeavors.”
Roc Nation Sports has been on fire since launching back in April 2013. Before seeking Durant, RNS has already signed New York Yankees star Robinson Cano, New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith and WNBA star Skylar Diggins.
With Jay-Z behind Kevin Durant, he’s sure to be taken to the next level. We may see his endorsements double soon. One of them could be a modeling gig. KD’s style is impeccable, to say the least. #gotswag
Meek Mill has explained his reasoning behind joining the Roc Nation revolution, suggesting he needed to move beyond the label of ‘underground rapper’. Â Take a peek at out Meek Mill back in the day before his MMG days!!!! Â I’m so happy he cut all that hair off!!!! Read More »
Beyonce Going On Tour, Jay Z Tells Rihanna Not to Come Around Baby? : Matthew Knowles Talks About Blue Ivy
Seems like Beyonce and Jay-Z will have a crazy but great year after news got out that Beyonce might be going on tour, Hov say No more Rihanna, and grand-daddy Matthew is back in B’s life. Sources told theÂ New York PostÂ that Shawn Carter, A.K.A. Jay-Z, Â approached Live Nation about a $150 million deal for Beyonce to tour.Â ”B” currently has a joint management deal with her husband’s Roc Nation and Live Nation.
Over the weekend, the Carter Â family was spotted hitting up aÂ Nobu a restaurant in Tribeca NYC. Read More »
Astro,Â also known as the Astronomical Kid, has entertained audiences around the world asÂ the first rapper contendant on theÂ ’X-Factor’ competition and although he was recently eliminated from the competition the world has been anticipating who would sign the Brooklyn native rapper. Rumors soon began circulating that the rapperÂ made a deal with Jay Z and hisÂ Roc Nation label but upon his first visit toÂ B.E.T’s 106 and Park the rapper said that that deal has not been made. Check inside for more of whatÂ Astro had to say to his many “astronaunts”.Â Read More »
Astro got the boot from the X-Factor but it looks to have been in his favor now. The 15 year old talent hails from Brooklyn just as Jay does so it’s no wonder the two might have a connection. Jay was quoted as saying, “I first heard about this exciting new talent and decided to watch some of his performances. Not only was I impressed with his performance, but to see the confidence he sang with, his lyrics and diction were on point.â€ Way to go Astro! Read More »