Jay-Z partners up with Long Island University in Brooklyn to launch Roc Nation School of Music, Sports and Entertainment.
Hip Hop’s first billionaire, Jay-Z is at it again. This time, the talented rapper has revealed plans to launch a new school. Partnering up with Brooklyn based Long Island University, he has announced the launch of the school which is aimed at creating opportunities for Young Creatives and business minds.
The Roc Nation School of Music, Sports and Entertainment will offer undergraduate degrees in music, music technology, entrepreneurship and production and sports management. Jay has mastered each of these courses all through his career.
Hova’s Roc Nation has established itself in the entertainment business since it launched back in 2008. It has a long list of notable clients including Rihanna, DJ Khaled, J. Cole and more. Roc Nation has also partnered with the NFL and co-produced the Emmy-nominated halftime show which featured Jennifer Lopez and Shakira.
The school is expected to begin enrolling students enrolling students for the fall 2021 session. 25% of the incoming freshman class will earn a Roc Nation Hope Scholarship. This will help them graduate without any student debt.
In a statement on Tuesday, Roc Nation CEO, Desiree Perez said;
“We’re excited that The Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment will provide unique insight, knowledge and experiences for students and introduce the world to the next generation of unmatched talent”