Jay Z disses agent Scott Boras on new album, Boras responds


If you have a Samsung Galaxy, you had the opportunity to download Rapper/sports agent Jay-Z’s new album, “Magna Carta… Holy Grail.” Included on this album is the first Sports agent to agent dis on wax or… however you frame that statement up in the digital age. Jay tossed shots at his Roc Nation Sports Client, Yankees Robinson Cano’s former agent, Scott Boras:

“Scott Boras, you over baby. Robinson Cano, you coming with me,” Jay-Z raps on the song “Crown,” In the same song, Jay-Z raps, “These [redacted] are like rotary phones/ It’s a new day, hit up KD.” KD, of course, is a reference to Durant, the NBA superstar who recently left longtime agent Rob Pelinka for Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports.

So naturally, Scott Boras had to respond:

“I’m a fan of jazz,” Boras told ESPNNewYork.com “and my favorite musician is Bernie Williams. What other musician could play center field for the Yankees and win four world championships?”

“What I’ve learned through my time in the business is that you can’t worry about external factors,” Boras said. “You just have to focus on being the best you can be.

“I’ve been asked to negotiate all kinds of things. And I don’t do that because I am singularly committed to the game of baseball. My company doesn’t do anything else.”

Jay Z is one of the most gifted pop culture marketers. I don’t care what these other agents are saying publicly, privately they are unnerved.

But that wasn’t Jay’s only reference to the latest job title added to his career portfolio, Jay also addresses the NFLPA’s investigation on Jay’s involvement in the recruitment of Jets Geno Smith to Roc Nation Sports on the track, “La Familia.”

“NFL investigations/ Oh don’t make me laugh /FBI investigation /We stood up to that,” Jay-Z raps.

And if that’s not bossy enough for you, the album cover is on display in the UK at  The Salisbury Cathedral, home to one of the four surviving original 1215 Magna Carta documents.

And lastly, Jay celebrated the release in his home borough of Brooklyn with wife Beyonce, Timbland, J Cole, Busta Rhymes and a host of others.


photos via Life+Times