CHICAGO — Chicago rapper Che “Rhymefest” Smith is buying Kanye West’s childhood home in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood.
Rhymefest announced it on Instagram.
He said he would turn the home into an incubator for young artists.
“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,” Rhymefest said in the post.
It’ll become part of Donda’s House, non-profit organization West founded after the death of his mother.
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 museam. We want to show bright spots in communities thatve 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. #givingtuesday