Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Drake to build recording studio for Strawberry Mansion High School

Grammy-winning hip-hop artist Drake is giving a local school a very big gift.

Drake to build recording studio for Strawberry Mansion High School

0 comments
Rapper Drake during the second half of the NBA basketball game between the Indiana Pacers and the New York Knicks Sunday, April 14, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Rapper Drake during the second half of the NBA basketball game between the Indiana Pacers and the New York Knicks Sunday, April 14, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) AP
Travel Deals

Grammy-winning hip-hop artist Drake is giving back to a local school in a very big way.

In a clip aired on ABC News Wednesday, he announced to Strawberry Mansion High School that he would be building a recording studio.

“In the next few months I’m building a recording studio inside your school,” he declared to the students and teachers. “This about you. This about your principal. This about your future. I love you. I care about you. I want to see you succeed.”

What inspired the Toronto native to give back to this Philadelphia learning institution? Back in May, Drake was captivated by a special report on World News with Diane Sawyer that featured Strawberry Mansion. Her “Hidden America” piece had her spending months inside “one of the country’s most dangerous schools.”

“I caught this piece that Diane did, and by the end of it I was so heavily effected I started like questioning like major aspects of my life,” Drake told ABC.

Watch Diane Sawyer’s original piece on Strawberry Mansion here.

A follow up to Diane's original May repoirt aired on Wednesday, in which she checked in with the school to see how the establishment had progressed since her last visit.

[AllHipHop.com]

-

Can’t see the video below? Click here.

More coverage
 
Clay's Aiken for a political fight
 
'Scandal' creator, Oscar nom work on Philly drama
 
‘Girls’ actress gets engaged to CollegeHumor co-founder

Philly.com
0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
Encompassing the sounds and beats of the city, we're here to turn you on to the local notables and under-the-radar artists, while showing you more of the bands and hot spots you already know and love.

Gabrielle Bonghi Philly.com
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
letter icon Newsletter