Kanye West's Childhood Home in Chicago to Become Community Arts Space

Kanye West's Childhood Home in Chicago to Become Community Arts Space
While the latest string of Kanye West-related news hasn't been positive in the least, a welcome story comes with the announcement that the rap icon's childhood home in Chicago is now set to become a community arts space.

West's fellow Chicago MC and collaborator Rhymefest made the announcement through Instagram today (November 25) that he had purchased the home in the city's South Shore community. In a photo caption, he explains the artistic motivation behind the move, in addition to having the property serve as a headquarters for community arts group Donda's House, a program that was named after West's late mother and which Rhymefest serves as the creative director.

"I'm excited to announce the purchase of Kanye's childhood home as a community Arts incubator," he wrote. "It will be the first of our Nationwide Lite-Houses. A state of the art recording studio, a curriculum space for  @dondashouse [sic] and southside music museum. We want to show bright spots in communities thatve been divested from, we know more Lights exist here, they just need to be activated."

You can learn more about Donda's House here. See Rhymefest's post and get a guided tour of Kanye's childhood home in the player below.

 



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