Following in the footsteps of Jay Z and Roc Nation Sports, Birdman and Cash Money are looking to start a sports agency of their own. XXL is reporting that Cash Money
has filed a legal request to trademark the name Visionaire Sports Group, according to government records obtained by XXL. The trademark request filed October 25 covers the following: “Sports agency services, namely, management, representation and promotion of professional athletes; promoting sports competitions and/or events of others; promoting the goods and services of others by arranging for sponsors to affiliate their goods and services with athletes; talent agencies; arranging personal appearances by persons working in the field of sport … .
The history of rappers in the sports world has been one that has been both very successful and very disastrous. Jay Z’s budding agency seems to be on the up-and-up especially with his recent closing of a 10-year $240 million contract for Robinson Cano. On the other end of the spectrum back in 2008 Master P had an epic fail when he and Leland Hardy tried to create a rookie contract for Ricky Williams that has since been used as an example in law and business schools as an model example for a bad contract. No one from the camp has denied or confirmed the reports so only time will tell.
In other news Lil B is making more definitive declarations expressing his desire to join the sports world. Back on December 8th he tweeted
hey DM me if you PLAY SPORTS D1, or going to LEAUGE AND LOOKING FOR A SPORTS AGENT, DM ME YOUR HIGHLIGHT TAPES AND INFO!! – Lil B
to all the sports players that hit Lil B up!! i will check out your highlight tapes ! stay positive you will make it! love you – Lil B
No word on which athletes sent in tapes.