EN­TER­TAIN­MENT ON THE WIRE Kanye West’s child­hood home be­ing turned into’com­mu­nity arts in­cu­ba­tor’

Jamaica Gleaner - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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

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