Rhymefest Creates an Arts House from Kanye West's Childhood Home!
Rolling Stone reports Kanye West’s protégé Rhymefest has purchased The Life of
Pablo rapper's childhood home in Chicago with plans to convert the location into an arts incubator for the community.
Rhymefest announced on Instagram,
“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 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. Please click the link in my bio & donate to Donda's House to support our efforts to support our youth.”
Donda’s House, Inc. is a non-profit organization made in honor of Kanye’s late mother, Donda West.
In addition to the arts incubator, Rhymefest set up a donation page for the Donda's House
project so people can invest in Chicago's creativity.
In a recent interview with Billboard Rhymefest spoke about the influence Donda had on him.
"She activated who I am now. It was like she touched my forehead and brought the light
The rapper went on to further talk about why he bought Donda West’s house, & This is what
I live for. I love these kids. I can’t be 50 and training 19-year- olds about rap. I might not even
like rap then. I need to train my replacement," Rhymefest said, adding that the election of Donald
Trump has raised the "consciousness level" in the community. "This is the beginning of the
rebuilding of our community."