I Got 99 Problems, But Jay Z Ain’t One!

I Got 99 Problems, But Jay Z Ain’t One!


Words: Julia Huie-Martin (@juliahuiemartin) – As originally reported in Flavour Magazine UK

I Got 99 Problems, But Jay Z Ain’t One! So says Beverly Hills Relativity Sports agent, Tory Dandy, whose clients include 2014 #4 overall pick, Wide Receiver Sammy Watkins and 2009 #3 overall pick Tyson Jackson. Ok, well he didn’t say that exactly, however the young agent and fast growing entrepreneur isn’t worried about the competition, any competition for that matter, and why should he?

At just 34 years old, Dandy is tipped as an agent to watch in the sports world, one might even consider him a threat, having already notched up two top 5 picks under his belt and more. However Jay Z’s foray into the sports industry must’ve ruffled some feathers… especially after calling out agents as ‘lazy.’ “I have nothing but respect for Jay Z.” says Dandy, “He’s an icon and has shown over the years that he’s a very capable man. I don’t think he understands the day-to-day aspect of an agents life, the hands on stuff, I don’t know how much of that he’s really going to be doing, I mean he’s a busy man himself, but no matter what, competition is competition whether you’re Jay Z or not. There are a lot of other great agents and agencies out here to have to compete against to just be worried about Jay Z.”

10264901_10202186206758158_8230284185318895292_nThat being said, in an interview with The Breakfast Club on New York’s Power 105.1 radio station, Jay Z also went on to say that he would ‘Change the way how current sports agents work for them to continue to be successful.’ When highlighting this statement to Dandy, he continued, “There are a lot of successful agents in this business who are a lot older; I think he’s [Jay Z] more so trying to call shots at them. I think he’s letting them know that what worked for them back in the days, that now there’s a new trend of athletes that’s coming through, that do demand more attention and an agent that’s more hands on, and I think that’s what he was really thinking about.”

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Dandy pictured with client, NFL Wide Receiver, Sammy Watkins

For the full interview check out Flavour Magazine Here.