It was reported earlier today (September 18) that in the wake of a tragic fire burned down a mobile and took the lives of a woman’s five children, the two rappers donated $22,500 to the woman to help with funeral expenses. The rappers’ charity was a noble act to help a stranger in need and did not go unnoticed by our publication. XXL commends Drake and Game for their generosity in a family’s hour of need, as well as, wish the grieving mother, Ana Angel, our best wishes, too.
Game and Drake were not the only rappers that have been acting charitable, lately. Over the last year, numerous rappers have decided to act in someone’s time of need and give back to the community. Today, XXL is celebrating six rappers who acted like Good Samaritans over the last year.
For Game, his generous donation with Drake wasn’t the only major donation to a grieving family this past week, either. On September 12, Game donated $10,000 to the funeral of six-year old Tiana Ricks who was fatally shot outside her home in Los Angeles. Upon hearing of the sad story, Game tweeted this:
This very sad story hit me in a place nothing ever has. The picture above is of 6 year old “Tiana… http://t.co/IHXE0EJz10
— Handsome Ass Nigga (@thegame) September 10, 2013
Upon hearing about the tragic fire that took the apartment of a Washington, DC family, Nas set up a CrowdTilt page in the family’s name to raise funds for the homeless family. After making the initial donation, the crowd-funded charity raised $27,000 in less than 24 hours before raising $64,962 more than $14,000 than Nas’ stated target.
Back in August, Pitbull helped to open a new charter school focusing on sports management in his hometown of Miami. Speaking on his new charter school, Pitbull offered:
“There’s no way that you can tackle any obstacle or any issue around the world if you’re not educated.” Pitbull said. “My mother always told me that the biggest diseases in the world, the most dangerous, [were] ignorance and greed. That’s why we have to educate. That’s why I fight for it. That’s what I feel is the real revolution.”
To coincide with the release of his new album, Stay Trippy, Juicy J is donating a $50,000 scholarship to one of his female fans. The news of scholarship was initially met with derision when Juicy erroneously declared that the scholarship was for “twerking” but the rumors proved to be untrue.
Speaking with XXL on the scholarship, Juicy J said: “I think it’s great giving back to the community. I’ve never did anything like this. I think it’s great that it’s a scholarship. I’m not just giving away $50,000 dollars. I’m putting somebody though school. I think it’s a good idea. It’s good for the community. Good for the chicks. Good for the school.”
Over the holiday season last year, Meek Mill took the time to personally donate a batch of new toys for children to the Red Shield Family Residence in Philadelphia on Christmas Eve.
Speaking on his donation, Meek said: “I been around people like that all my life that aint have nothing for Christmas and I saw that,” he said. “Now I can change that situation so I make it happen.”