JAY-Z and his empire Roc Nation has just announced a partnership with Brooklyn’s Long Island University for his new School of Music.
The school is awarding 25% of incoming freshmen with Roc Nation Hope Scholarships. The school is launching in the Fall of next year. CEO of Roc Nation Desiree Perez told a reporter from The Hollywood Reporter that the new school will be “a true investment in our community and young people in Brooklyn, in New York City, and beyond.”
Perez also said, “We’re excited that The Rock 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”.
This is a huge step forward on what hip hop music and culture can do for the youth. Students will be able to graduate with degrees in music, music technology, entrepreneurship, production, and sports management.
Dr. Kimberly Cline, LIU President said the following, “Our proximity in and around New York City’s epicenter of music and sports clearly positions us to offer unparalleled experiential learning and access to professional opportunities that will launch students to success”. Cline also said, “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.”
I see great futures in these areas, do you have questions? What do you think? Will this benefit people?