JAY-Z's Roc Nation Partners With Long Island University for Entertainment School

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VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA - APRIL 27: Jay-Z performs onstage at SOMETHING IN THE WATER - Day 2 on April 27, 2019 in Virginia Beach City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Something in the Water)

Who else wants to take a course from Professor Hov? 🎓

JAY-Z is giving back to his native Brooklyn borough by partnering with Long Island University to open the new Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment in fall 2021.

Located on campus in downtown BK, students will have the opportunity to earn various undergraduate degrees relevant to the entertainment industry, including music, music technology, entrepreneurship and production, and sports management.


“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,” Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez said.

She also called the program a "true investment in our community and young people in Brooklyn, in New York City, and beyond."

Reflecting this commitment to investment, a Hope Scholarship fund has been established for driven high school students from the New York area who may not have the financial support to attend college. 

Via Michelle Young/Untapped Cities

Roc Nation's goal is for a quarter of the students in the school's debut class to be rewarded with full-ride scholarships. Another cool offering is the summer camps that will start in spring 2021 for kids ages 10-18 interested in developing their management skills.

Founded in 2008, Roc Nation works with some of the world's biggest artists and athletes, like Rihanna, J. Cole, Megan Thee Stallion, Kyrie Irving and others.

Keeping the good news rolling, Hov also low-key dropped three tracks on Tidal that were previously unavailable to stream. 

Via Tidal

Respectively featured as part of Ice Cube and Master P film soundtracks from 1998 are "From Marcy To Hollywood" and "What The Game Made Me." The other song, "Glory," produced by The Neptunes, was released in 2012 right after Jay welcomed his first child, Blue Ivy.