DJ Khaled has huge plans for a lucky student in fall 2023. He is offering a scholarship to one seeking to attend the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports, and Entertainment at Long Island University (LIU).
Updated by: Nicole Bartley (2/10/23 at 2:06 pm)
On Thursday, Feb. 9, Grammy Award-winning record executive and entrepreneur DJ Khaled announced he will be offering a full tuition, four-year scholarship for a student seeking to attend the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports, and Entertainment at Long Island University (LIU).
The We The Best founder joins a notable roster of other celebrities who have also provided scholarships, such as Megan Thee Stallion, 2021 NBA “Rookie of the Year” LaMelo Ball, and Grammy Award-winning audio engineer and producer Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton.
LIU continues to develop its acclaimed Roc Nation School Speaker Series, securing respectable additions, including Bronx native Fat Joe and many others.
Applicants will be expected to submit a written or video entry (three minutes max) answering the following questions:
How do you define success?
Please share how the DJ Khaled Scholarship will help you be the best version of yourself.
Where do you see yourself in ten years, and how will you get there?
Applications for the scholarship officially opened at 3 pm on Feb. 9 at https://apply.liu.edu/rn. The University will also accept submissions until 11:59 pm ET on April 15.
In a surprise announcement before a room of international media and supporters, DJ Khaled revealed he is leaving Epic Records and taking We The Best Music to Def Jam. The new venture with Universal Music Group also named him Global Creative Consultant at an exclusive press event in Miami.
DJ Khaled’s imprint, We The Best, is now at Def Jam. Khaled will be leaving Sony Epic where he has released his last 5 albums, including the recent God Did. “I had an amazing career over there,” DJ Khaled spoke of his time with Epic Records. “My last five albums have changed my life.”
He also shouted out iconic record label executive, Sylvia Rhone.
“What we did over there was beautiful,” he continued. “I appreciate the team over there and our friendship is forever.”
The rapper-producer was also named Global Creative Consultant. This would allow him to work with all labels at the world’s music conglomerate, Universal Music Group.
The super sports fan held a private event styled like a post-game press conference with distinguished media members to celebrate the move to Def Jam. He likened his announcement to Lebron James’ 2010 announcement that he was taking his talents to Miami Heat.
“It’s 2023, and like Lebron James said when he had his press conference, and said he is bringing his talents to Miami. Well, I am bringing We The Best And DJ Khaled to Def Jam Records.”
Looking ahead, fans can expect a follow-up to 2022’s chart-topping God Did on Def Jam.
As for The We The Best roster including — Steph Lecor, Kent Jones, Flipp Dinero, Ace Hood, and Vado — they too go to Def Jam. Making them labelmates with 2 Chainz, Dave East, Jeezy, and Jeremih.
Khaled was also honored with the key to the city of Miami and Miami Beach for his continued community service. By proclamation, Feb. 9 is now considered as “We The Best” Day in Miami with Nov. 26, Khaled Khaled Day in Miami Beach.
Amid all the raving “best” news and applause from supporters and friends in the room, DJ Khaled also announced a new shoe deal with Jordan and Nike. The Khaled shoe is expected to be released toward the end of 2023.
Source : Sohh