Rhymefest Is Turning Kanye's Childhood Home Into An Art Incubator

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he South Side incubator will include a recording studio and music museum.

Kanye West's childhood home is about to become a space for nurturing young creative minds.

Activist and hip-hop artist Rhymefest announced on Instagram that he'd purchased 'Ye's Chicago house and plans to turn it into an art incubator: "I'm excited to announce the purchase of Kanye's childhood home as a community Arts incubator. It will be the first of our Nationwide Lite-Houses. A state of the art recording studio, a curriculum space for @dondashouse and southside music museum. We want to show bright spots in communities that've been divested from, we know more Lights exist here, they just need to be activated."

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The house was purchased as part of Donda's House, a non-profit co-founded by 'Ye and Rhymefest, which seeks to create a collaborative and creative environment to encourage local young artists. The foundation was set up in honor of West's mother, a respected Chicago educator who died in 2007.

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Those wishing to support the non-profit or find out more information about Donda House can do so here.

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