Drug Dealing Helped Prepare Jay-Z to Be a Sports Agent

by Jason Epstein

Indeed, that’s what the co-founder of Roc Nation Sports revealed to Vanity Fair:

Jay’s checkered past taught him a few things that he says will come in handy in his new role as a sports agent: “I know about budgets. I was a drug dealer,” he tells [contributing editor Lisa] Robinson. “To be in a drug deal, you need to know what you can spend, what you need to re-up. Or if you want to start some sort of barbershop or car wash—those were the businesses back then. Things you can get in easily to get out of [that] life. At some point, you have to have an exit strategy, because your window is very small; you’re going to get locked up or you’re going to die.”

H/T Craig Calcaterra

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