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Jay-Z to open university, Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment, in New York

The rapper has teamed up with Brooklyn Long Island University

Jay-Z will open a university next year.

Named after his entertainments company, Jay-Z's Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment will be a faculty of Brooklyn's Long Island University in New York, offering undergraduate degrees in music, music technology, entrepreneurship and production, and sports management.

Planning to open its doors next year, prospective students can apply in autumn this year, with courses due to start in September 2021. A quarter of the incoming students will also receive the Roc Nation Hope Scholarship, with the mission statement on LIU's website sharing that "The Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment at LIU Brooklyn will serve as a globally renowned destination for world-class education, exceptional career development, cultural initiatives and philanthropic endeavors."

You can find out more, and apply for the courses, here.

In July JAY-Z's legal arm, Team ROC, and Memphis rapper Yo Gotti, filed legal action on behalf of 227 inmates living in "dire" conditions at Parchman Prison in Mississippi. The lawsuit, which addresses conditions for prisoners at the prison, has been brought against Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Nathan Burl Cain, and prison healthcare provider Centurion.