Rap Star Lil Baby Donates $150,000 to His Old School
ATL-bred rapper, Lil Baby, recently returned with a surprise concert for students at his former high school. The young rap superstar star did more than perform a few tracks, he also presented the school with a check for $150,000!
Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta was the first public school for African Americans in Georgia. Lil Baby isn't the only celebrity who attended the school, either. Other famous attendees include Lena Horne, Martin Luther King Jr., and Young Thug, just to name a few. The students at the school became the first recipients of the rapper's My Turn Scholarship Fund, an initiative he started to help underprivileged students access higher learning.
The Source reports the 25-year-old rapper teamed up with the folks at Motown Records, Amazon Music's Rap-Rotation, Quality Control, and Wolfpack Global to establish the scholarship fund. The rapper, whose real name is Dominique Armani Jones is enjoying major success in his music career and felt now is a good time to give back.
In the interview below, the former straight-A student talks about the importance of school, giving back through scholarships, how he felt about going back to his school, and more.