Kanye West creates new charity in Chicago
Sure, Kanye West might think he's the best rapper alive and has no problem getting into fights with paparazzi, but underneath that tough, aggressive exterior is a softer side. Most recently, West created a new program called "Got Bars" to help give kids from Chicago's Southside a positive outlet.
According to Hip Hop Wired, West's latest endeavor will offer youth a place to hang out and learn to read and write music. The program will be a collaborative effort between West's nonprofit organization, Donda's House, named after his late mother, and the Ark of St. Sabrina Youth Center, both based in Chicago.
BET reports "Got Bars" will be run on the ground level by Che "Rhymefest" Smith, a Chicago rapper and co-founder of Donda's House.
"I am so happy to launch 'Got Bars' to honor Kanye West's mother's memory," Rhymefest said in a statement. "'Got Bars' will change our youth musically, get them healthy and keep them busy in a creative, peaceful environment."
Rhymefest's wife, Donnie Smith, will act as the executive director for Donda's House and the latest program.
Are you surprised by West's charity work? Do you think "Got Bars" is a good idea?