Life is good when you’re part of the Roc Nation Agency Family. Remember a few weeks back when we told you that Jay-Z signed Skylar Diggins as one of his first clients for his new sports agency?
Apparently, being one of Jay’s clients comes with perks. Check out Skylar’s new gift: Read More »
Everyone needs a little help, right? Michael had Scottie. Kobe had Shaq. Michael Jackson had The Jackson 5. LeBron needed D-Wade. Virtually everybody needs a helping hand to withstand the rigorous tremors on the road of life. But thus far in his young career, Kid Ink has established himself as a reputable independent artist with little to no help. Read More »
/ Apr 26, 2013 / 12:45 am
If you ask Brandon Jennings, he probably still thinks Milwaukee is winning in seven games. Everyone else? They know this series is over, especially after the Heat’s predictable shutdown second half in their 104-91 win to take a 3-0 lead. LeBron scored 22, Dwyane Wade had one of the oddest statlines (1-for-12 shooting, four points, 11 assists, nine rebounds, five steals and two blocks) you’ll ever see, and Ray Allen came off the pine smoking. Read More »
/ Apr 18, 2013 / 11:05 pm
There were no NBA games last night as we all take a breather before the playoffs start Saturday. That doesn’t mean the NBA universe was dormant though as front offices made moves and social media buzzed …
Remember when Jay-Z dropped a fired up “Open Letter” last week to address things that were pissing him off, including the attention he was getting for selling his stake in the Brooklyn Nets in order to become a sports agent? Yesterday afternoon he took a more even-keeled approach with the image you see above and the following post on his Life + Times platform to talk about his move and his relationship with the franchise: Read More »
Jay-Z may only be 43 years old, but lately he seems like a cranky old man. He’s been in the news a lot in the past week, with the two biggest stories being word that he’s selling off his ownership stake in the Brooklyn Nets in order to become an official sports agent [watch him show off his handle before a game this season] and the heat that he’s taking for a recent visit to Cuba. He is clearly not pleased with the attention.
So Jay, tired of the hoopla, he did what he does best, recording an impromptu track with Timbaland and Swizz Beatz that he penned last night.
The track is called “Open Letter,” and it takes direct aim at the Nets situation: Read More »
Sometimes the hardest workers go unnoticed. While some rappers lust for the plush accessories to signal their success, others crave the more admirable things. It isn’t the latest cars or gaudy jewelry that fuels Jon Connor’s drive. His guile alongside his poignant wordplay are his marquee attributes in this competitive rap world. Read More »
Before last night’s Nets/Knicks game in Brooklyn, Jay-Z grabbed a ball and showed off some of his skills. While he’s not exactly part of this crew, he might know what he’s doing with the rock: Read More »
/ Nov 16, 2012 / 5:45 pm
The man in the middle of the Nets’ first season in Brooklyn is Brook Lopez, who’s averaging 17.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and a career-high 2.3 blocks after signing a four-year contract worth more than $60 million. Just as the spotlight has greeted the Nets with the move to the Barclays Center, it’s intensified on the fifth-year center out of Stanford. One area where his game has improved dramatically is finishing at the rim, where he shoots 78 percent, 12 points higher than ever before in his career. He’s also seen the amount of buckets he scores that are assisted spike, in part because of playing with All-Star point guard Deron Williams. Case in point: Last night against the Celtics, Williams’ bullet no-look pass to Lopez helped push the center to a team-high 26 points on 11-of-14 shooting. Read More »
To celebrate the Nets’ new identity and the opening of their new home in Brooklyn, ten limited-edition “Carter 4” Nets jerseys, autographed by Jay-Z, are being auctioned off today, with all proceeds going to the Shawn Carter Foundation. Read More »
Royce Da 5’9″ is a lyrical marksman. After more than a decade of servicing his fans with memorable quips and witty metaphors, Royce is still a force to be reckoned with. After just having a Gold album with Eminem in their collaborative Bad Meets Evil a year ago and after just landing a No. 1 record on the Top R&B and Hip-Hop charts with his four-headed monster of a group in Slaughterhouse with Welcome to: Our House, we decided to ask Royce to step out of his element a little bit and walk into ours. Read More »