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Roc Nation Sports Farm Report: 5/18 Dominic Smith (AAA-Las Vegas) is batting .385 over his last 7 games with 9 RBI Rusney Castillo (AAA-Pawtucket) is batting .400 in his current 5-game hitting streak Jason Martin (AA-Altoona) has a current 8-game hitting streak in which he’s hitting .545 (18-for-33) Josh Morgan (AA-Frisco) has hit safely in four straight games since returning from the Disabled List Mike Shawaryn (AA-Portland) leads the Sea Dogs in innings (39.1), strikeouts (36) and games started (7) Marcus Wilson (A-Visalia) has reached base safely in 14 of the last 15 games
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Congratulations to all of the Roc Nation artists and athletes nominated for a 2018 BET Award! Check out the complete list of Roc Nation nominees below: Album Of The Year: JAY-Z – 4:44 DJ Khaled – Grateful Best Collaboration: DJ Khaled Ft. JAY-Z, Future & Beyonce – Top Off DJ Khaled / Rihanna / Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna – LOYALTY. Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Rapsody Best Female R&B/Pop Artist Rihanna Best Male Hip-Hop Artist JAY-Z DJ Khaled J. Cole Sportswoman of the Year: Skylar Diggins-Smith Video Of The Year: DJ Khaled / Rihanna / Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts Coca-Cola Viewers Choice: DJ Khaled / Rihanna / Bryson Tiller – Wild Thoughts Best International Artist: Tiwa Savage  
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Roc Nation Records announces the signing of one of the hottest rappers from the DMV, Q Da Fool. With the excitement surrounding the announcement, Q Da Fool drops his new single and video “Not Playin”. The Grammy Award-winning, Zaytoven-produced track, and forthcoming 100 Keys EP, sets the stage for Q Da Fool’s piercing metaphors and intricate rhyme scheme; pairing new school sound with classic hip hop delivery. Directed by FoolWithTheCamera, the video provides the same level of dichotomy, showcasing the rapper’s energy and charisma alongside dark gritty imagery. You can watch the video HERE. Stream “Not Playin” HERE.   “Working with Zaytoven on this EP has been a dope experience for me,” says Q about the forthcoming project. “I mean Zay is a legend in the game and when he sent me the first set of beats, I knew then that this 100 Keys EP was going to be a classic project for me.”   “The song ‘Not Playin’ is one of my favorite tracks that Q and I had recorded, because it has that real authentic trap bounce,” says Zaytonven. “I decided to work with Q when I first saw one of his videos. I knew then he was a star, so I sent Q's manager Snake, some beats and when he sent the songs back, it was a confirmation to me that he was definitely a super star!” Hailing from the streets of Largo, Maryland, Q Da Fool has been steadily building a name for himself. Following a string of successful 2017 releases (I Empty Pistols, Dirty but Clean and More Den a Savage 2), he dropped his mixtape, No Competition, earlier this year. Over the course of his four-year long career, the rapper has worked with the likes of Gucci Mane, Zaytoven, Shy Glizzy and his crew Rich Shootas; and at only 21 years old, he has much to say. Using his personal background as fuel for his music, he candidly covers it all: from his jail stint and spiritual journey to his love for music and his intense hustle. Through his grind, Q Da Fool continues to prove that he is true to both the game and his word. Q Da Fool is currently readying the release of 100 Keys due this summer via Roc Nation / Republic Records.
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Roc Nation Sports Farm Report: 5/11 Rusney Castillo (AAA-Pawtucket) leads the PawSox in hits, doubles, RBI, stolen bases and batting average Jacob Nottingham (AAA-Colorado Springs) is batting .467 (7-for-15) in his current 4-game hitting streak D.J. Peterson (AAA-Louisville) has hit safely in 11 of the last 13 games, batting .333 with 2 home runs and 5 doubles in that stretch Jason Martin (AA-Altoona) is batting .414 with 4 extra base hits over his last 8 games Mike Shawaryn (AA-Portland) worked 7 shutout innings in a win over Hartford on Wednesday, and he leads the Sea Dogs in IP, ERA and K Marcus Wilson (A-Visalia) has reached base safely in 17 of the last 18 games, batting .338 with a .945 OPS over that stretch
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Congratulations to G Major's Thomas Rhett and Danielle Bradbery on their 2018 CMT Music Awards nominations! Vote at rocnat.io/n/cmtawards2018 Video of the Year Thomas Rhett - "Marry Me" Male Video of the Year Thomas Rhett – “Marry Me” Breakthrough Video of the Year Danielle Bradbery – “Sway” Collaborative Video of the Year Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris – “Craving You” CMT Performance of the Year  From 2017 CMT Artists of the Year: Andra Day, Common, Little Big Town, Lee Ann Womack and Danielle Bradbery – “Stand Up For Something”
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In his first television interview since being released from prison, Meek Mill’s sit-down with NBC Dateline’s Lester Holt. Watch here: https://meekmill.co/dateline  The broadcast features exclusive access to Mill’s release, including footage of the rapper flying on a chopper with Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin moments after leaving prison. Holt also speaks with Rubin, as well as Mill’s mother Kathy Williams and his sister Nasheema Williams. Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative Bryan Stevenson, and Mill’s lawyers are among the several other voices featured. “Dreams and Nightmares: The Meek Mill Story” explores many controversies surrounding the criminal justice system, including the parole system, possible wrongful convictions, challenges faced by law enforcement, alleged police abuse and the disadvantages of growing up poor and black in America. Mill’s story has propelled some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment to help galvanize millions of people to call for a change in the criminal justice system.
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