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YG’s 4Hundred Waze Foundation’s Back-to-School Event

YG’s non-profit organization, 4Hundred Waze Foundation kicked off last school year with giving, at a back-to-school event held in the city of Gardena.

Nas to Sponsor Technology Scholarships for African Americans and Latinos

New York’s General Assembly is seeking to increase diversity in the technology field and with the help of Hip Hop legend, Nas and a few other corporations, soon they will be able to make that happen.
Nas will join Google, Microsoft, and Hirepurpose in sponsoring technology scholarships for students. General Assembly’s  “Opportunity Fund will offer scholarships to women, veterans, African-Americans, and Latinos, because these groups have systemically been denied access to the sciences. So, Google will provide scholarships for women, Microsoft and Hirepurpose will sponsor Latinos and veteran’s scholarships. Last, but certainly not least Nas’ QueensBridge Venture Partners will sponsor both African-American and Latino students.

Jalen Rose’s Academy Celebrates First Graduating Class

Sport’s analyst and Former NBA Star Jalen Rose’s charter school, Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA), held it’s inaugural graduation ceremony this year in Detroit, Michigan. Jalen Rose founded the academy in 2011 and still works very hard to provide private scholarship funds. The academy was able to raise and gift over $2.1 million in partial academic scholarships for the graduates.

Big Sean Opens Recording Studio At Old High School

Detroit Hip-Hop artist, Big Sean and his Sean Anderson foundation partnered with Adidas on something other than shoes in June 2015. He used his Adidas partnership to fulfill a promise to students at his alma mater, Cass Technical High School, in Detroit, MI.

Jeezy Hosts Neighborhood Clean Up in Atlanta

On July 25, 2015, Hip Hop artist, Jeezy partnered up with Young Generation Movement and their #PantsUpGunsDown movement, by leading a neighborhood clean up in Atlanta’s District 4. 

Waka Flocka Cancels Upcoming Show At University Of Oklahoma

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On March 9, 2015 rapper Waka Flocka Flame canceled his upcoming performance next month at the University of Oklahoma, because of a video that was released showing the school’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity (SAE) singing a racist chant. SAE members are seen in the video chanting”There will never be a ni**in S-A-E!”

The Atlanta rapper was disgusted by the video and posted this statement on his Instagram page:

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He captioned that post with the following:

“SMFH.. I know for a fact the whole school and SAE don’t agree with those kids actions so know that I’m not madd at the whole #SAE just those disgusting kids!!!!!! #WFF We can’t change history but we damn sure can create our own future #DeathToRacism”

According to Hip Hop DX, the University of Oklahoma released this statement in response to the SAE fraternity’s video:

“We apologize for the unacceptable and racist behavior of the individuals in the video, and we are disgusted that any member would act in such a way. Furthermore, we are embarrassed by this video and offer our empathy not only to anyone outside the organization who is offended but also to our brothers who come from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities.

This type of racist behavior will not be tolerated and is not consistent with the values and morals of our fraternity. We have more than 15,000 collegiate members across the nation, and this incident should not reflect on other brothers because this type of hateful action is not what Sigma Alpha Epsilon stands for. This is absolutely not who we are.”

Snoop Dogg, Jhene Aiko, and Others Join “#ImUnloading” Campaign

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On March 10, 2015 Hip Hop DX reported that an Anti-Gun Violence PSA was released that featured celebrities like Snoop Dogg, singer Jhene Aiko, NBA player Matt Barnes, NFL player Bobby Wagner, singer Aloe Blacc, and many others. Unload Your 401K and No Guns Allowed partnered up for the”#ImUnloading” campaign to raise awareness and take action against 401K plans that invest in the gun industry.
Each celebrity in the video shares their personal experiences with gun violence and their ultimate goals of a world without gun violence.
Check out the #ImUnloading PSA here:
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For more information on how to get involved in the #ImUnloading movement check out unloadyour401k.com!

Big Sean Teams Up With Donda’s House for Behind The Mic in Chicago

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On January 10, 2015 Big Sean’s Sean Anderson Foundation teamed up with nonprofit Donda’s House in Chicago at Chicago Cultural Center for an event called Behind The Mic with Big Sean. The event was hosted by Kevin Coval from Young Chicago Authors and Rhymefest from Donda’s House. Behind The Mic included performance from young artists from Chicago performing for Big Sean and an in depth discussion with Big Sean about his success, challenges in the business, and advice on the industry.

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Artists like Chance The Rapper dropped by to support the event and praised Big Sean for his sit down with the kids! The Chicago rapper posted on this on his instagram:

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“This man came to the city and sat down with the kids. I admire it so much. Please write an article about it, tweet about it talk about it. This is what we respect and expect. Thanks so much Big Sean, thank you Young Chicago Authors, thank you DONDA, thank you Rhymefest, thank you DLow, Thank you Chicago Cultural Center and thank you Free Spirit Media. #LongLiveTheYoung”

Check out video of Behind The Mic with Big Sean here.

Common’s ‘Glory’ Fundraiser

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Hip Hop artist/actor Common is having an “Evening of GLORY’ fundraiser which will benefit the students of his Common Ground Foundation.

San E and KRS-One Show Us That Hip Hop Is For The World

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On March 3, 2015, Korean hip hop artist, San E released a music video for “#HIPHOPISHIPHOP.” The song and music video features an international rap collective called Hip Hop For The World. San E told Billboard“‘#HIPHOPISHIPHOP’ is my high school dream…'” His goal was to let everyone know that Hip Hop is worldwide, and with this collaboration he has done just that. 

 

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