New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith was one of the first professional athletes to sign with Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports when he was drafted out of West Virginia University in 2013. To preview the new NFL season, Billboard already spoke to a bunch of NFL players about their pump-up music, but given Smith’s ties to the music industry, we were eager to hear what he had to say.
The Jay Z client is a big Hova supporter, but that’s not where his tastes end. On the red carpet at Tuesday night's NFL Hall of Fashion event in Manhattan, Smith listed what he bumps to get psyched before football:
“I listen to Jay Z, some Kanye, and I mix it up -- some rock and roll, a little bit of jazz.”