Shawn Carter, better known as Jay-Z, is sometimes called the King of Rap, but he may say this is not the most accurate description of his success.

He prefers to go by "The Mike Jordan of recording" and his albums top the charts like "Bill Russell rings." He is the same guy who "made the Yankee hat more famous than a Yankee can" even though he is still wearing his "23's."

Jay-Z's rap success brings him into the world of business, politics, philanthropy and sports. Sports are a particular love of HOVA. The guy owned a piece of an NBA team for eight years and traveled down the Canyon of Heroes with a World Series championship team.

Jay-Z's newest album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," is set for release on July 4. It will have at least two sports references. Both relate to his foray into the agent business:

From the song "La Familia" ...

"NFL investigations/Oh don't make me laugh/FBI investigation/We stood up to that"

From the song "Crown" ...

"Scott Boras, you over baby/Robinson Cano, you coming with me"

Here are the previous sports-related lines from the rapper's career:

-- Follow Jeffrey Eisenband on Twitter @JeffEisenband.

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