Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
The president of hip hop is known for making deals well outside of the hip hop world and the entertainment community. In 1999, Jay-Z was the biggest rapper on the planet and he capitalized off his popularity with Rocawear. After creating the clothing line, Jay-Z made numerous other deals with other people for various products.
In 2005, Jay-Z, at the time retired from hip hop music, purchased part of the New Jersey Nets’ franchise and became the face of the team. While only being a minority owner of the team, Jay-Z decided to move the franchise back to New York City in his native borough of Brooklyn. The move will be completed sometime next year, but Jay-Z is “on to the next one.”
Outside of hip hop, Jay-Z is probably best-known for the New Jersey Nets and his clothing business ventures. Having grown up a New York Yankees’ fan, Jay-Z has always wanted to do something for his team. Recently, a new business deal has given him this opportunity and he plans to strike on it.
Jay-Z and the New York Yankees have teamed up for a Limited Edition New York Yankees’ clothing line. The merchandise will go on sale on August 30 and will end on September 14. In his chart-topping New York anthem, “Empire State of Mind,” Jay-Z boasted of how he can make the New York Yankees’ cap more famous than a New York Yankee can.
Now, the franchise is giving him the chance to prove it.