“Rappers” Did You Know?
By Connie Alsobrook
Baltimore rapper Skarr Akbar gave away 46 pairs of his personal sneakers plus a bag of shirts, sweatshirt, and sweaters, in 2013 to the homeless.
Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones “Nas”
Multi-platinum rapper Nas help raise $30,000 for D.C.family left homeless after a fire. He also raised $60,000 dollars to an unemployed construction worker and single father of 8 children that lost his home in a fire.
Nas recently started investing money to help Grads find jobs.
Aubrey Drake Graham “Drake”
When Grammy Award winning Canadian Rapper Drake performed in Portland, Oregon last winter he witnessed a
serious epidemic of homelessness. Drake gave a huge cash donation to the
Union Gospel Mission to buy more blankets for the city’s homeless
Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr. “T.I.”
Three time Grammy winner Rapper T.I. saved the life of two men, one in Miami, Florida and another in Atlanta, Georgia.
Jayceon Terrell Taylor “The Game”
Grammy Nominated Rapper The Game helped with the funeral cost of two families. He donated 10,000 dollars to with funeral cost for a mother of five that lost her children and boyfriend in a house fire. He also donated several thousand dollars to help out with another funeral after a 6-year-old girl was shot and killed in front of her home.