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Previously: Doughboyz Cashout – We Run The City 4 (Mixtape)
While the world awaits Mick’s next project The Water[s], make sure to check out his 2013 mixtape we premiered last year: Trees & Truths.
Produced by 6thboro.
After publicly expressing dissatisfaction with Def Jam, Jeezy appears to be taking CTE to Roc Nation.
CTE x Roc Nation x It’s Tha World
According to Life+Times
— Life + Times (@LifeandTimes) November 20, 2013
Previously: Jeezy ft. Rocko & 2 Chainz – Benihana
Life+Times profiles LA based producer DJ Mustard, who inked a management deal with the company earlier this year.
Previously: 2 Chainz – I’m Different (Prod. by DJ Mustard)
Meek goes off for nearly 8 minutes on Hip-Hop Nation on Sirius XM.
MEEK MILL RAP LIKE HE LET HIS NIGGA TAKE HIS HOMEWORK HOME TO COPY AND HE FORGOT IT THE NEXT DAY
— Meek Mill Rap Like (@MeekMillRapLike) September 9, 2013
Spotted: Boss Lady
Previously: Meek Mill – Kendrick You Next (In-Studio)
As predicted, Durant signs with Roc Nation Sports.
via KD’s IG
The deal isn’t done yet, but it appears to be in motion. Interestingly enough, ESPN’s Darren Rovell reports here that, contrary to previous reports and this statement, Jay is yet to sell his stake in the Nets.
The NFL Players Association is said to be launching an investigation into the deal that brought Jets QB draftee Geno Smith to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports. Under NFL rules, only NFLPA-certified sports agents are allowed to be involved in the recruitment of prospective clients and Jay’s involvement in closing the deal with Smith is now coming under increased scrutiny.
Although Smith’s adviser John Thornton told CBS Sports, “It really all came down to who he was most comfortable with. I was in those meetings and Jay-Z connected with him on many levels”, he later claimed that he was misquoted. Since Jay is not a certified agent, his presence in those meetings would be a clear violation of league rules. It didn’t help that Smith tweeted out the above picture a few days before his deal with Roc Nation Sports was announced.
Image via NESN
Previously: Roc Nation Sports Signs Jets QB Geno Smith
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.”
“We are looking forward to working with Lucian and the incredible team he’s assembled at Universal. We would like to applaud Lucian for collaborating with us to strike a new age deal. This agreement presents a unique opportunity for Roc Nation’s artists—being able to continue to operate as an independent label with the strength, power and reach of the best major. I look forward to a long and prosperous collaboration with UMG. It feels good to be home.”