Flint, MI – As grade schools across the country begin to kick in high gear for the 2016 school year, rappers are stepping up to make sure the leaders of tomorrow have the tools they need succeed.
Eminem has partnered with the Kids in Need Foundation to supply more than 5,000 children with school supplies in the Michigan city that’s even worse off than his hometown of Detroit.
The Flint water crisis is still ongoing two years after the lead poisoning epidemic hit national news with the most recent findings indicating that the water is causing skin irritations and rashes in many residents. Eminem, like most citizens, believe the kids come first.
“Continuing to keep Flint in mind. 90% of the kids in their public school system live in poverty – give us a hand getting all 5,500 students a backpack full of supplies. Link in the bio to donate,” Marshall Mathers wrote on his Instagram page.
In April of this year, two Michigan Department of Environmental Quality officials were arraigned on criminal charges over misconduct regarding the Flint water crisis and a former city water plant operator also faces several misdemeanors.
Big Sean, Snoop Dogg, The Game, Pusha T, Meek Mill and 50 Cent are among several Hip Hop superstars who have donated and raised awareness in the ailing water system for the city of Flint.
Check out Eminem’s Instagram PSA down below and click here to contribute to KINF.