The Game Thanks JAY-Z for Clearing Seven Samples for His ‘Drillmatic’ Album

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The Game‘s Drillmatic album has been pushed back a couple of times but with good reason. Recently, The Game announced that he is undergoing sample clearances and seven of them have recently been cleared by JAY-Z. Sharing an image of Hov from the Hamptons with Lenny Santiago, The Game shared a message.

“S/O to S.Dot for clearing all 7 samples on #Drillmatic,” The Game wrote on Instagram. “3 more sample clearances & the AOTY belongs to me & hit-boy.”

Last month, The Game and Hit-Boy released their first single from the album “Violence,” a stellar offering that should spark interest in the forthcoming rapper from any Hip-Hop fan. You can hear the new release below.

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The Best Rap Verses of 2022 (So Far)

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  • Lil Baby, “In A Minute”

  • Reason, “1st Quarter”

  • Ransom, “Circumstances”

  • Young Dro, “Here On In”

  • Dom Kennedy, “CORSA”

  • Leikeli47, “Carry Anne”

  • Nick Grant, LA Leakers Freestyle

  • Chance the Rapper, “The Highs & The Lows”

  • Denzel Curry, “The Ills”

  • Omeretta the Great, “Sorry Not Sorry”

  • Vince Staples, “The Beach”

  • BabyTron, “Manute Bol”

  • billy woods, “Remorseless”

  • Nicki Minaj, “Blick Blick”

  • Quelle Chris, “Nynex”

  • Lupe Fiasco, “Ms Mural”

  • 21 Savage, “Jimmy Cooks”

  • Navy Blue, “So Tired You Can’t Stop Dreaming”

  • Conway the Machine, “Tyson vs Ali”

  • JID, “Home (Remix)”

  • Benny the Butcher, “10 More Commandments”

  • Jay-Z, “Neck & Wrist”

  • Pusha-T, “Just So You Remember”

  • Cardi B, “Shake It”

  • Tyler, the Creator, “Cash In Cash Out”

  • J. Cole, “Johnny P’s Caddy”

  • Che Noir, “Communion”

  • Kendrick Lamar, “Mother I Sober”

  • Malice, “I Pray For You”

  • Drake, “Churchill Downs”

Young Guru Joins Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment

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Long Island University today announced Grammy Award-winning audio engineer and producer Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton has joined the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment as Director of the Music Technology, Entrepreneurship & Production program.

The Roc Nation School and Young Guru also announced a full-tuition scholarship to be awarded to one highly qualified student. Apply for the scholarship today, here.

Keaton is an accomplished music producer, record executive, audio engineer and DJ who works with the music industry’s top artists, spanning from JAY-Z to Rihanna to Mariah Carey. He has garnered multiple Grammy nominations, and in 2019 Keaton won a Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album for mixing the album Everything Is Love by The Carters. 

Keaton co-founded and co-leads the label Jamla, which houses Grammy-nominated and critically acclaimed lyricist Rapsody, and newcomers Reuben Vincent and Ian Kelly.

“Education is a valuable platform to show talented students how to navigate the music industry, preserve music history, and share their culture with the world,” Keaton said. “Joining the Roc Nation School is an incredible opportunity to offer my experience as a guide for up-and-coming artists and producers.” 

Keaton previously served on the faculty of the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music as an artist-in-residence and has lectured at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Music and Emory University. 

“The Roc Nation School is the premier destination for the next generation of professionals in the music industry who have the opportunity to learn directly from top executives and artists,” said Long Island University President Kimberly Cline. “We are thrilled to welcome Young Guru to the Roc Nation School’s leadership team. His decades of experience and expertise in the music business will be an incredible asset to the school.”

The Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment offers undergraduate degrees in applied music; music technology, entrepreneurship and production; sports communication and marketing; and vocal performance. It also offers a BS, MS and PhD in sports management.

Keaton joins a growing roster of exceptional artists and industry elites such as super producer 9th Wonder, visiting professor and artist in residence at the Roc Nation School, who teaches courses in hip-hop history and the making of an album.

The Roc Nation School Speaker Series features nationally and internationally recognized speakers who are invited based on their expertise and accomplishments providing Roc Nation School students with incredible opportunities to interact with these global leaders. Recent speakers include:

·       Andrew Gould: VP, Music Publishing, Roc Nation

·       Adam Silver: NBA Commissioner

·       Don Garber: MLS Commissioner

·       Desiree Perez: CEO, Roc Nation

·       Michael Rubin: Executive Chairman, Fanatics; 76ers Partner

·       Keith Sheldon: President, Hard Rock

·       Bernadette McGlade: Atlantic 10 Conference Commissioner

·       Jon Platt: CEO, Sony Music Publishing

·       Adam Petrick: Global Director of Brand and Marketing, Puma

Roc Nation Hope Scholarships provide 25% of enrolled students with full tuition and individualized support and mentorship. The Roc Nation Hope Scholars are selected from a pool of academically competitive, first-time freshmen with the highest need.

International sportswear brand PUMA announced the establishment of the PUMA Hope Scholarship Fund for students in the Roc Nation school. Previous scholarship opportunities have also been sponsored by NBA Charlotte Hornets point guard LaMelo Ball and artist Megan Thee Stallion.

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Jay-Z’s Bitcoin School Faces Backlash From Marcy Housing Residents


Marcy Houses, the public housing development where Jay-Z grew up, has expressed annoyance, criticism, and skepticism at Carter’s latest venture, the Bitcoin Academy. Critics say that Carter’s latest project shows how out of touch he is with the actual needs of the Marcy Houses. Bitcoin Academy Marcy Houses, the 28-acre public housing development in Brooklyn’s […]

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Celebrating Father’s Day In The Hip-Hop Community

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Father’s Day is right around the corner, and now is the best time to give these hip-hop dads their flowers for killin’ it in their prominent male figure roles all year-round. 2 Chainz and his son Halo kicked off Father’s Day with their new podcast, “Me & Halo.” The rapper hopes the podcast can inspire […]

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