Friday, July 25, 2014
Original Story Lil Wayne is reportedly set to handle Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo's sports management affairs in the United States, according to TMZ.
Ronaldo would become Wayne's first client as he enters the sports management field.
Weezy's company is reportedly slated to work with PolarisSports, a company that is affiliated with CAA and GestiFute, an organization that Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes operates.
Wayne's responsibilities are set to include branding, marketing, modeling and endorsement deals.
Yesterday (July 24), Ronaldo posted a photograph on Instagram of himself with the Japanese Prime Minister and other Japanese politicians displaying the YMCMB sign.
Of course, Lil Wayne won't be the first rapper-turned-sports agent. In recent years, Jay Z has becomea licensed agent for athletes in various sports. Jay represents several artists, including Kevin Durant, Geno Smith, CC Sabathia and Skylar Diggins, among others.
Original Story Common, who is no longer on G.O.O.D. Music after years of working with Kanye West's imprint, recently explained why he left the label.
"Kanye didn't produce on the album," Common says in an interview with MTV. "I think he probably just gettin' to hear the album 'cause I sent it to him just the other day."
Given that Kanye West's production was absent from the album, Common was asked to clarify his label situation and the story behind his G.O.O.D. Music departure.
"I'm on Artium," Common says, speaking of No I.D.'s imprint through Def Jam. "G.O.O.D. Music, that's still my family, 'Ye is my brother. Point-blank, business-wise, it wasn't like...'Ye wasn't really like 'Okay, let's go do this. Let's go do this album.' It was like, 'I'm 'bout to go do this album, 'Ye. We friends, but if you ain't really trying to...but if we ain't gonna create together, it's all good. We still brothers.' I think his focus was somewhere else...Marriage, life, good places...I cherish our friendship more than music. I'm grateful for the music we did 'causeBeandFinding Foreverwas...them joints took me to another level. We grew. We got a relationship that's stronger than that. So, if we never make music together again, as long as we bros, I'm good.
The track and video are part of Adult Swim's singles series, which has already featured new music from Giorgio Moroder, Tim Hecker, Sleep, and Destruction Unit. The single will be available for free download at http://www.adultswim.com/singles on Monday, July 28.