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Jay Z Signs Yankee Baller Sabathia To Roc Nation — Tha Wire [VIDEO]

Jay Z’s Roc Nation continues to add superstar athletes to it’s roster.  Recently,  Jigga’s sports management company nabbed another high profile baller. 

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Just 2 months ago, Hov helped former Yankee slugger Robinson Cano ink a $240 million deal with the Seattle Mariners.  So, things are definitely going good for Roc Nation athletes these days.   An taking heed to that fact, another Yankee is joining Jay’s team.  The latest Roc Nation signee is Yankee pitcher, CC Sabathia.

To commemorate the big moment, Jay Z posted a photo Sabathia signing his contract on his website Life+Times.  However, it’ll be another two years before the baseball superstar can go to another team, or sign anything new find out why and listen to Tha Wire below.

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In other news, Black History month is just around the corner and shoe giant  Nike is already amped up to celebrate.  Every February, Nike celebrates the importance of Black History Month with new collection of kicks and apparel.  Next month, there new line, “Sports Royalty” will pay tribute to their brand ambassadors and their accomplishments in sports, like Lebron James, Allyson Felix, Carmelo Anthony  and more.

The 2014 Nike Black History Month Collection will include 23 products including footwear, apparel and equipment, plus a new BHM graphic design.  All of Nike’s popular kicks such as Air Jordan 1s, Lebron 11s, KD6s etc. will be revamped with the printed tribal designs, hits of gold and the BHM logo on the tongue.

And Nike didn’t forget about the ladies, they hooked us up a fashionable, yet fierce sneaker BHM collection of our own.   By the way, all proceeds from the sale of the BHM collection will benefit Nike’s Ever Higher Fund, which provides sports initiatives for underprivileged youth.  So heads-up!  Listen to Tha Wire below and find out when the 2014 BHM Collection rolls out and where.

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Finally, Oscar nods are out, and rapper/singer/producer/fashion designer Pharrell Williams, was nominated for an Award.  Pharrell’s nomination is in the “Original Music” category.  It’s well deserved too, as the creative genius scored the nod for his infectious song “Happy” from Despicable Me 2.  By the way, the song has the world’s first ever 24-hour video.

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This year, the 86th annual event will air live on Mar. 2nd, were Pharrell’s “Happy” is up against “Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen and “The Moon Song” from Her.

Listen to Tha Wire now and find who was the first rapper to win an Oscar and why Pharrells nomination is monumental to the world of Hip Hop.  Listen to Tha Wire now for all of today’s juicy details.

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