Jerome Boateng signs onto Jay Z’s Roc Nation Label

Ghanaian-German footballer, Jerome Boateng has become the first football client on Jay Z’s Roc Nation Label as the hiphop mogul continues to expand his business interests to complement his legendary rap career. Roc Nation Sport has signed the Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng, brother of Kevin Prince Boateng.

The 26-year-old celebrated signing the deal at Jay Z’s sports bar the ’40/40 club’ in Brooklyn before continuing the party at the rap star’s private villa. “I took my sister and my best friend,’ Boateng told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag. ‘It was a great day with Jay Z. We could ask him anything.

“We mostly talked about music and football. Jay Z knows about football and has watched numerous games.

“America is a big market. With Jay-Z and Roc Nation I have a lot, we want to try what is possible.”

Roc Nation is the home to artists such as Kanye West, Calvin Harris, Grimes, Haim, Deadmau5, Rita Ora, with its sports roster including basketball player Kevin Durant, boxers Andre Ward and Miguel Cotto and baseball player Erick Aybar.