Drake is giving back to the community by rewarding a Philadelphia High School with its own recording studio. He is doing this in celebration of a significant drop in the institution's crime statistics. Drake spoke to the students and shared his plans to build the studio. He also provided tickets and transportation for the children to see the Philadelphia "Would You Like A Tour?" show December 18.
XXL: "In the next few months, I’m building a recording studio inside your school,” Drake says to an audience in the clip. “This is about you, this is about your principal, this is about your future. I love you, I care about you, and I want to see you succeed.”
"If there is any appeal that I could make," he said to the crowd, "It is that the young people of Boston and indeed the young people of the United States must take it upon themselves to ensure that they receive the highest education possible, so that they can represent us well in future as future leaders." - Nelson Mandela - June 23, 1990, Boston, MA
We have learned that Nelson Mandela, South African icon, has passed away this afternoon at the age of 95. Nelson's health took a turn for the worse in the last 48 hours and his amazing life came to an end.
In 1990, after being freed from a twenty seven year incarceration, Mandela took a trip to the USA for an eight city tour that started in Boston (photographed above.) He spoke about youth and education in Roxbury and then moved to the Esplanade for an evening of peace that included moving speeches and live performances in front of over 250,000 people (video below.) Nelson Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize three years later in 1993 along with South African president FW De Clerk (who helped free Mandela after his election in 1989) for their efforts to stop worldwide racial tension.
Without Nelson Mandela, hip hop music and culture would not have had the opportunity to thrive and grow into what they are today.
"He is now resting," said South African President Jacob Zuma. "He is now at peace." -NBCNews.com
For more on the life of Nelson Mandela go to boston.com
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