Screaming fans, multi-platinum album sales and sold-out tours might serve as validation for some hip-hop artists. But giving back to the communities they came from is often cited by these rappers as the most fulfilling part of their illustrious careers.

While there are numerous celebs, in hip-hop and elsewhere, who give back to the community in quiet and humble ways, there are others whose generous acts don’t slip through the cracks of the PR cycle. Here we’ve compiled a list of hip-hop’s movers and shakers who have utilized their talent, passion and energy to give back to their communities.--Written and compiled by Kimberly Brown (@Kbbrown80)