It’s no accident that Jay Z’s name has become so synonymous with the sporting scene. Whether it was bringing the Nets to Brooklyn, using the names of star athletes in his rhymes or even his early career affinity for throwback jerseys, Hova has never been shy about his love for sports. He famously quipped on “Empire State of Mind” that he “made a Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can” and while that claim might be a little too bold even for Jay, there’s no doubting how closely connected he is to the modern athlete.
Given his rags to riches story and now his wildly successful financial empire, Jay Z is a great role model for plenty of young athletes, even if he’s told you himself that he isn’t. The indiscretions of his youth aside, Hova has led a life that most people would do well to copy. Even as his star fades as a rapper/entertainer, Jay has followed the mantras he announced in his songs to great success in the business world.
So what are the phrases, the lines, and the verses that athletes need to be most conscious of? What classics from Jay are the songs with the messages most critical to athletes in particular? Glad you asked! We perused through Hova’s immense catalog to find the hits that have the most relevance for today’s sports stars. These are the songs they should be listening to while they lift weights, taking advice from as they take the field, and using to help unwind from a tough loss. Jay’s got a little something for everyone.
Here are Timeless Jay Z Songs That Every Athlete Should Memorize.
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