Lots of magic in hip hop to talk about this week...
This past Tuesday, T.I. officially dedicated his first apartment complex in Atlanta, designed to provide families there with affordable housing options. It’s not far from where he grew up, on the land where his grandmother used to shop at Kmart – where he also was caught for stealing. Atlanta Mayor Andrew Dickens attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony and T.I. said he hoped this investment in the community would offset the shame of his past.
And last night, Nas, Steve Stoute and other hip hop heavy hitters came together at the Hip Hop Grandmaster Awards in Las Vegas to honor the founders who created and helped build the music into an art form, but didn’t reap all the benefits. Their Paid in Full Foundation will now provide $500,000 in grants to under-recognized artists to enable them to further “pursue their creative and intellectual pursuits for the benefit of society.”
& Remember to always celebrate your magic! xo