Young Thug proves his worth as a hip-pop rockstar on ‘Punk’
One of Atlanta’s most influential artists, Young Thug (aka Thugger), finally dropped his long anticipated second studio album “Punk” on Oct. 15. After teasing it for years, Thugger did not disappoint and made this masterpiece worth the wait. Next, there are soft, slower songs like “Stupid/Asking” and “Recognize” featuring frequent collaborator and friend, Gunna, that soften the vibe. There is no denying he’s hip-pop’s biggest rockstar and we are hoping to see “Punk” nominated for a Grammy. Featured image “Young Thug – Øyafestivalen 2017” by NRK P3 is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0themiamihurricane.com
Roc Nation partners with Brooklyns LIU to launch new school
NEW YORK Jay-Zs Roc Nation entertainment company is partnering with Brooklyns Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. The new school will begin enrolling students for the fall 2021 semester, and 25% of the incoming freshmen class will receive Roc Nation Hope Scholarships. Roc Nation Sports was founded in 2013 and has worked with many athletes as well as the NBA, MLB and NFL, even co-producing this years Emmy-nominated halftime show with Shakira and Jennifer Lopez. The Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment will offer undergraduate degrees in music, music technology, entrepreneurship and production, and sports management. The school will also offer resources to high school students and those younger: Starting in spring 2021, the school will launch summer residential camps for high schoolers and Saturday programs for students ages 10-18 that focus on music and sports management.