|July 1, 2011||Posted by Alistair Harris under Jay-Z|
It may seem an unlikely combination, but Premier League footballer Ashley Cole has held a meeting with US rap mogul Jay-Z about getting into the music business.
Cole, who plays for Chelsea, doesn’t want to follow in the footsteps of his estranged wife and former Girls Aloud singer, Cheryl Cole, by launching his own pop career.
But he did fly to New York to speak to Jay-Z – husband of superstar Beyoncé and one of the States’ richest rap stars – about launching his own management company.
He visited Roc Nation – Jay-Z’s management firm – to discuss strategy and get insider tips during a tour of the US.
Other Premier League stars have tried to launch their own labels too – Rio Ferdinand has signed up two acts to his. And footballers like Glenn Hoddle, Chris Waddle and Gazza have all released singles in the past.
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