Jeezy lately returned with what he declared will be his last album, ‘TM104: The Legend of the Snowman’. And now he is already looking into a new venture. He is reportedly looking to get into the sports agency business, following in the footsteps of Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports and Lil Wayne’s Young Money APAA Sports.
According to ‘Yahoo Sports’ reporter Chris Haynes, Jeezy’s sports agency will be called “Sports 99,” and initially will be targeting players in the NBA and NFL. No one knows when Jeezy is assumed to officially announce it, but sources have indicated that the agency will represent both NBA and NFL players.
In the lead-up to the release of his last album, Jeezy was not shy of revealing his passion to branch out. He later backtracked on whether it would be his final ever project, but he did say that it would be his last release to come out through Def Jam. If the reports about ‘Sports 99’ are correct, this will be his first business-venture following the potential end of his renowned music career.
Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports was launched in 2013 and the agency serves an overabundance of NFL stars such as Melvin Ingram, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Saquon Barkley, Todd Gurley, and Leonard Fournette. On the basketball side, Roc Nation’s clients include Kyrie Irving, Skylar Diggins-Smith, Danny Green, Caris LeVert, Rudy Gay, Justice Winslow, and the latest signee, Markelle Fultz.
Boxer Andrew Ward, former NBA player turned media personality Jalen Rose, New York Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia, New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano are also under the Roc Nation Sports’ umbrella as well.
Lil Wayne’s Young Money APAA Sports was founded in 2016, and they acquired PlayersRep Sports Management in late 2017.
Their list is comprised mostly of NFL players, including New York Jets rookie defensive end Quinnen Williams, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd, Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Richie Incognito, Washington Redskins’ Derrius Guice and the McCourty twins.