- 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 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 those aged 10 to 18-years-old focusing on music and sports management, reports hypebeast.com.
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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."
In other news, Legit.ng earlier reported that rapper Yung6ix boasted that he collects N5.7m for a verse now.
He explained how much things have changed for him in the industry in just a few years.
The rapper shared an old video of himself with an interviewer whom he claimed later wrote an article on why he should not be paid one million for a verse. Yung6ix claimed he considered the interviewer a friend at the time.
He then went on to brag about his achievements. He said that he now collects $15,000 (N5.7m) for a verse.
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