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The news of Lil Wayne throwing his hat into sports management by starting an agency and partnering working with PolarisSports—which is affiliated with the CAA agency and GestiFute—was very surprising. The Young Money Mogul made a huge splash by signing international soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. Of course the comparison was immediately made to Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports. They have been in operation for over a year and continue to sign top talent. But when you compared who’s better equip to head a sports agency, who’s better?
Check the breakdown below.
Lil Wayne is a notorious sports buff. The NOLA spitta has been a frequent guest on ESPN. Seriously, he’s been on ESPN’s First Take discussing everything in sports like the NBA Finals, Kevin Durant, NCAA College Final Four, The Green Bay Packers and Tim Tebow. That’s not even counting his time on Around The Horn and his one-on-one with Randy Moss. He’s a huge L.A. Lakers, Green Bay Packers and boxing fan. Wayne literally only tweets when he’s watch sports. Weezy has also penned for ESPN Magazine and on their website. Even though Jay Z was part owner The Brooklyn Nets and was huge influence on the franchise, slight lean goes to Lil Wayne when it comes to sports knowledge.
Edge: Jay Z
Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter’s network is massive. Forbes ranks him No. 6 among “the most powerful” celebrities in the world. He has grown his Roc Nation empire into a force, currently has numerous business ventures and is worth $520 million. Anything Jigga wants, he has access too.
Yes Hov’s Roc Nation Sports has signed a plethora of talented superstars—Robinson Cano, Kevin Durant, Victor Cruz and Skylar Diggins—but Lil Wayne’s signing of Portugal and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is massive. Ronaldo is one of the most marketable and recognizable sports star in the world. Forbes named Ronaldo the 30th “most powerful” celebrity in the world and seventh among athletes, just edging Kevin Durant. He is without a doubt the biggest star in professional futbol and his fame only continues to grow after the World Cup.
Edge: Jay Z
Jay Z clearly has the edge over Weezy when it comes to experience in the sports industry. Roc Nation Sports has been around for over a year and doing extremely well, young new stars from the NFL, NBA and MLB. Hov was also apart of the ownership team for the Brooklyn Nets. He knows what he’s doing.
Who would you choose?
After the Big Diesel traded in his jersey for commentary job, he always toyed with the idea of returning back into the booth. Well, his time may come. He shot an audition video freestyle for NBA 2K15′s Soundtrack curator, Pharrell, in hopes of securing himself a spot. It’s apparent that Shaq still has his flow from “Can’t Stop The Reign”.
He rapped “Yo, Pharrell, this is Shaq/ Put me on the 2K15 track/ I won’t let you down, that’s just dumb/ Me and you both went platinum.”
Can you say bars?
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Big K.R.I.T. has been working diligently on his sophomore LP, Cadallactica all while trickling out just enough music to keep fans’ attention in the mean time. Back in March, Krizzle unleashed a several new tracks. After dropping official heat rock with his last offering, “Mt. Olympus,” the Mississippi MC debuted the first official single off the project, “Pay Attention” featuring Rico Love, last night. Known for crafting his own beats, K.R.I.T. lets production vet Jim Jonsin curate the mellowed-out instrumental while he attacks the track with bars about be more attentive with bae.
The intriguing cover art for the single was created by Joe Perez of DONDA.
Peep the track, above.
Wiz Khalifa’s summer tour, Under The Influence of Music, has started invading smoked-out arenas across the U.S. with a ticket that includes, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan, Sage the Gemini, Mack Wilds, Iamsu! and DJ Drama. One name missing from the original docket is Tyga who announced he was backing out of the tour, back in April. At the time, the departure didn’t cause a stir publically, but apparently Khalifa felt some kind of way about how it was all handled. Wiz, who is also prepping the release of his forthcoming album, Blacc Hollywood, recently sat down for an interview with Philly’s Power 99 and revealed T. Raww’s split from the tour wasn’t exactly amicable. “He didn’t tell me at all,” said Wiz. “His people was just like, ‘Nah, we ain’t gonna do it.’”
The Pittsburgh MC went on to say he has no beef with the YMCM rapper but left no question as to how he felt about how he carried out his decision to slit from the cross country jaunt. “I just felt like that was corny; we’re better than that and I’m sure he’ll probably hear interviews where I said that it was ‘wack,’ and stuff like that,” Wiz added. “I’m the type of person…he know’s what it is with me. We cool and that’s the homie and that was just a wack move, but we cool.”
Check out the entire interview, above.
Murda Mook is riding high after vanquishing Loaded Lux in Eminem’s recent Total Slaughter event, even recently reiterating his stance of wanting to go toe-to-toe with Slim Shady. Today, Mook takes advantage of his current spotlight by dropping a new song titled, “I Aint One Of Them N-gg-z featuring Busta Rhymes. Ironically, Mook used an unreleased Loaded Lux diss of Bussa Buss to score major points during their battle.
Does Mook have what is takes to transcend one-on-ones and return to the musical major leagues?
Check out the latest from the battle rap behemoth, below.
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