Rhymefest Buys Kanye West’s Childhood Home To Convert Into A Community Arts Space

There hasn’t been much good news on the Kanye West front lately, but his buddy and fellow Chicagoan Rhymefest has made a good move on behalf of West’s charity Donda’s House. Fest has purchased West’s childhood home and plans to convert it into a “community arts incubator” with a state-of-the-art recording studio. He also plans for the home to serve as a curriculum space for Donda’s House and music museum for Chicago’s Southside. Read the official statement from Donda’s House along with Rhymefest’s Instagram post announcing the acquisition and a tour of West’s childhood home from the Watch The Throne tour in 2011 below.

In order to deepen the organization’s impact, Donda’s House has acquired a home facility that will provide a permanent location for all of the Donda’s House family to gather, offer programming, and grow. Donda’s House envisions this facility as not only a homegrown hub of economic activity for the southside but also a gathering place for the community with events and concerts. Donda’s House selected this location in particular, because it is the former home of the organization’s namesake Dr. Donda West, who at one time provided similar services and support to incubate young artists. Donda’s House is committed to the success of Chicago’s young creatives and this property will help these young people flourish.