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Rhymefest Is Turning Kanye West’s Childhood Home Into An Arts Center


Rhymefest Is Turning Kanye West’s Childhood Home Into An Arts Center

Rhymefest a long time friend of Ye, Activist and hip-Hop artist announced via his Instagram that he’d purchased the house and plans to turn it into an art incubator: 

    “I’m excited to announce the purchase of Kanye’s childhood home as a community Arts incubator,” Rhymefest told his followers on Instagram before confirming he will be turning it into a new essential spot for Donda’s House. “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 museum.”

“We want to show bright spots in communities that’ve been divested from, we know more Lights exist here, they just need to be activated,” Rhymefest added of his hopes for the new space. Of course, you can also help Rhymefest in his quest to help the community by donating your own money. “Please click the link in my bio & Donate to DondasHouse, support our efforts to support our youth. #givingtuesday”

Working with Kanye’s charity Donda’s House, he intends to convert the building into an “incubator” for local artists, offering a recording studio, events space and Southside music museum.

Donda’s House program was co-founded by West and launched back in 2013 in honor of West’s late mother Donda, as a way to provide essential training and education in the arts to the Chicago youth. The methods are based on Dr. Donda West’s own research and career who believed that arts instruction “improves a child’s analytical and creative capacity.” You can read all about Donda’s House right here and donate to the program through Rhymefest’s link.

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