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Pop superstar Rihanna has departed her longtime label, Def Jam Recordings. The singer released all seven of her albums on the powerhouse label, but has now reportedly signed with Jay Z’s Roc Nation as an artist. Jay signed Rihanna to Def Jam when he was label president in 2005. Her latest Def Jam release was 2012’s Unapologetic. Jay formed Roc Nation in 2009 and Rihanna split from her former manager, Marc Jordan, and inked a deal with Roc Nation’s management team in 2010.

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Roc Nation Sports just announced this week that they signed MLB star C.C. Sabathia to their management roster, and it looks like the company is already lining up its next major acquisition. Since forming the sports management arm of Roc Nation last year, Jay Z has hit the proverbial ground running. Now, it appears that NBA star John Wall could be joining the family.

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Yo Gotti fans were confused last year when it was rampantly reported that the Memphis-based rapper had joined T.I.’s Grand Hustle imprint; only for Gotti to deny the claim later. The confusion started with an interview where Tip appeared to state that he had signed Gotti, but Gotti recently explained the situation.

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After weeks of anticipation following the announcement of his collaboration with adidas, Kanye West has announced the release date for his new sneaker. During a recent interview on a Chicago radio show, West revealed that his adidas collection will debut in September of 2014. West in looking to cash in on both men’s and women’s…

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Kanye West’s dissatisfaction with Nike has been well-documented. The hip-hop star has blasted the athletic apparel giant over its marketing of his “Yeezy” sneakers and called out company CEO Mark Parker last week during West’s performance at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. And according to reports, he’s already moved on–with a new $10 million deal with Nike’s biggest rival, Adidas.

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Veteran hip-hop star Jeezy announced via Twitter on yesterday (November 20) that he has linked with Jay Z’s Roc Nation. Jay’s company will now conduct business for Jeezy and his Corporate Thugz Entertainment brand. It is being reported that Jeezy and Jay are planning to partner to create a new management agency.

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