While Kanye West may currently be struggling with mental health issues, there is still some good Kanye related news for the city of Chicago. Rhymefest, a long time Kanye collaborator and co-writer, announced over the weekend that West’s childhood home will be transformed into an arts center for at risk youth.
As part of the pair’s Donda’s House charity, the home will be undergoing changes to include a recording studio, a curriculum space for the charity, and a music museum. The charity was founded to honor Kanye’s late mother Donda West, who was an English professor until her untimely passing from cosmetic surgery complications in 2007. Rhymefest took to Instagram to make the announcement. Here’s what he had to say.
I'm excited to announce the purchase of Kanye's childhood home as a community Arts incubator. It will be the first of our Nationwide Lite-Houses. A state of the art recording studio, a curriculum space for @dondashouse and southside music museam. We want to show bright spots in communities thatve been divested from, we know more Lights exist here, they just need to be activated. Please click the link in my bio & Donate to DondasHouse, support our efforts to support our youth. #givingtuesday
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You can donate to the Donda’s House Charity here.