Drumma Boy maintains a resolute emphasis on philanthropy. In this spot he lends a group of teenagers advice on achieving their goals. But did you know he also has a scholarship fund at the University of Memphis? It’s called the James and Christopher Gholson Scholarship Fund, an annual scholarship awarded to students majoring in Woodwinds or Commercial Music.
“That was really my father, just trying to pass his legacy [on],” Drumma Boy told HipHopDX. “He saw my connection with kids and the impact that I make with the youth and was like, ‘We should do a scholarship together for students who are capable, ‘A’ and ‘B’ students, coming out of high-school who are looking for scholarship opportunities playing clarinet.’ So it’s a clarinet scholarship, just to pretty much, like I said, pass on my father’s legacy, to pass on the musicianship and to be one of the first Black scholarship available at University of Memphis.”