ENTERTAINMENT ON THE WIRE Kanye West’s childhood home being turned into’community arts incubator’
Kanye West’s childhood home is being turned into a “community arts incubator”.
The rapper’s long-time collaborator, Che ‘Rhymefest’ Smith, revealed on Instagram that the house in Chicago has been bought will be the first in a series of ‘Nationwide LiteHouses’ run by Donda’s House, the charity he co-founded in memory of Kanye’s late mother, Dr Donda West.
He wrote: “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 DondasHouse, support our efforts to support our youth (sic).”
A message on the charity’s website states: “Donda’s House, Inc provides unprecedented access and education from leading experts in music, fashion, and tv/film to Chicago’s youth and young adults. Donda’s House was created in 2013 by Grammy-award-winning artist Che ‘Rhymefest’ Smith and distinguished