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Kanye West's childhood home to become Community Arts Center

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Rhymefest, longtime collaborator and current creative director of the rapper's non-profit organization, Donda's House, has purchased his childhood home to set up a Community Arts Center for youth.

According to Rhymefest, who shared the on Instagram, the center will be the first in a series of "Nationwide Lite-Houses", which will include a recording studio, a curriculum space, and a Southside music museum.

"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 museam (sic). 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," he wrote.

Donda's House was established in the memory of West's mother, a respected educator who died in 2007 the day after she underwent several surgeries.

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First Published: Mon, November 28 2016. 15:07 IST