Chicago – Rhymefest has collaborated in times past with his Chicago brethren Kanye West and is counted as one of his closest allies in the industry. The “Brand New” artist announced today that he’s purchased West’s boyhood home and is turning it into a location for Donda’s House, the non-profit operation named after Yeezy’s late mother.
The rapper, real name Che Smith, posted a photo of himself on Instagram announcing the purchase and the aims of the space. Rhymefest intends to turn the home into an arts incubator space complete with a recording studio and hosting a series of teaching opportunities as well.
“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 museum,” wrote Rhymefest for the Instagram photo caption.
Rhymefest is the Creative Director of Donda’s House, which serves as an arts instruction institution.
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