- Jay-Z has decided to team up with Long Island University Brooklyn to establish his own school of music
- The US rapper's Roc Nation School of Music, Sports and Entertainment will offer undergraduate degrees in music and music technology, among others
- The institution will also hold summer summer residential camps for high school students
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Jay-Z is one of the richest rappers in the US and he keeps proving that he is a very influential person when it comes to the country's entertainment industry. The Dirt Off Your Shoulder hitmaker has decided to open his own school of music.
Through his Roc Nation record label, the American superstar has teamed up with Long Island University (LIU) Brooklyn to establish the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports and Entertainment.
The school will offer undergraduate degrees in music, music technology, sports management and entrepreneurship and production, according to reports.
On top of the undergraduate degrees, the school will hold summer residential camps for high school students and Saturday programmes for students aged 10 to 18 years old focusing on music and sports management, reports hypebeast.com.
In a statement, Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez said the institution will provide unique insight, knowledge and experience for students and introduce the world to the next generation of unmatched talent. LIU President Dr Kimberly Cline added:
"Our proximity in and around New York City’s epicentre of music and sports clearly positions us to offer unparalleled experiential learning and access to professional opportunities that will launch students to success.
“We look forward to joining with Roc Nation to offer an unprecedented educational resource that opens up the entertainment and sports world to a new and eager generation."
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In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that US rapper Quavo from the hit group Migos took to social media to brag about their much-anticipated fourth studio album titled Culture III.
The star took to Twitter to put his money where his mouth is. Quavo said the Walk It Talk It hitmakers will drop the best album in 2020 and 2021.
"And we gonna drop best album of 2020 and 2021, I bet another million dollars!"
Judging from Quavo's tweet, he is definitely sure that they have been cooking fire tracks in the studio. They have been working on Culture III for more than a year and a half. His tweet is also a hint that they might have been working on two albums, for 2020 and 2021.
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