29 of Hip Hop’s Most Charitable Rappers (PHOTOS)

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Master P recently provided over a thousand kids with backpacks and school supplies to start off the 2017 school year, and he isn't the only artist doing good deeds. 

Check out the rap mogul and other MCs giving back above. 

 

29 of Hip Hop’s Most Charitable Rappers (PHOTOS)
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J. Cole

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The young wordsmith started The Dreamville Foundation which “provides programs and events that inspire, encourage and support urban youth.”

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Jay Z

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Hov has made providing African countries with clean water his mission of choice, raising money via charity Tidal concerts, which raised $1.5 million in one night alone.

 

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Snoop Dogg

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Aside from coaching the Snoop Youth Football League, the rapper frequently participates in charity sports and has raised money for Habitat for Humanity.

 

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After Jimmy Kimmel revealed his newborn son Billy's health crisis, Snoop Dogg showed up with a generous check for Children's Hospital LA during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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Nas

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The “One Mic” rapper set up a fundraiser for a single father of four whose home burned down.

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Diddy

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Puffy ran the NYC marathon in 2003, donating the $2M he raised to New York public schools and children suffering from HIV & AIDS.

 

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Jeezy

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The son of Atlanta donated $1 million to the Jay Morrison Academy, an educational institution emphasizing financial literacy and knowledge of the real estate.

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Kendrick Lamar

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“King Kunta” donates regularly to homeless and battered women’s shelters in Los Angeles.

 

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Kung-Fu Kenny also showed love to disabled fan, Jennifer Phillips, by buying her a van with wheelchair access to get around.

After learning Jennifer is quadriplegic who injured her spinal cord in a car accident and that she had setup a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the adapted vehicle, the "Loyalty" rapper helped the page reach $4,000, enough to get Jennifer her new set of wheels and give her a new lease of life.


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Dr. Dre

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The King of Compton donated a whopping $70 million to USC to develop a new major that focuses on marketing, product design, business, and development.

 

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50 Cent

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The Queens rapper has his own charity called G-Unity that participates in year-round food and clothing drives.  

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The Game

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Game launched the Robin Hood Project, challenging himself to give away $1 million between the September and Christmas of 2013.

 

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Common

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The Chi-town rapper has appeared in ads for PETA, raised money for HIV/AIDS research and created the Common Ground Foundation to “serve as inspiration for equality, opportunity and hope among underprivileged youth.”

 

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Most recently, the son of Chicago surprised a group of New York students by donating $10,000 to help their teachers at Renaissance School of the Arts in Harlem buy supplies like calculators and science kits, according to NBC.

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Akon

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The rapper and songwriter has his own charity for underprivileged children in Africa called the Konfidence Foundation.

 

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Lil Wayne

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The New Orleans native donated a quarter-million dollars to his city to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina and donated $30,000 to a nonprofit after-school initiative called The Motivational Edge in 2013.

 

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Drake

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Drizzy donated $75,000 to Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia.

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Big Sean

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The Detriot native revealed on The Daily Show that he donated $100,000 to the city of Flint, MI to combat their current water crisis. 

"I just know it’s not even close to being over. In that situation, I feel like it wasn’t a natural disaster. It’s something that should’ve been prevented and could’ve been prevented.”

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Chance the Rapper

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The Grammy winner donated a whopping $1M to Chicago public schools. 

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Chance teamed up with SocialWorks and State Bags will be giving away thirty thousand (30,000) stuffed backpacks at The Bud Billiken and #BBBash in Chicago for the new school year. 

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Rick Ross

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Rozay recently paid the kids of Boys & Girls Club: Atlanta a visit, donating time, money, shoes and toys to the organization. 

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The Weeknd

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The Toronto singer recently donated $100,000 to the Suubi Health Center, a maternity and children’s medical facility located in Budondo, Uganda, according to E! News.

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Eminem

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Michigan native Eminem gave students from Flint Northwestern, Flint Southwestern and Flint Accelerated Learning Academy a brand new pair of Beats By Dre headphones to celebrate and congratulate them on graduating.


The excited students were handed their new headphones as they stepped off the graduation stage. 

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Nick Cannon

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The rapper/ actor is planning to auction off his pair of $2 Million diamond shoes for charity, according to People.

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Remy Ma

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Motivated by her own experience with an ectopic pregnancy that lead to a miscarriage, the Bronx-born rapper is starting a fund for women who want children but cannot afford healthcare, according to her interview with Essence.  


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DJ Khaled

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The “Wild Thoughts” producer is selling pieces from his personal closet on retail resale site Poshmark and donating a portion of the proceeds to his "Win More Music" campaign with Get Schooled, a non-profit that encourages students to graduate high school.

Items include the matching father-son blue sateen suits which the rapper and his 8-month-old son, Asahd, wore on his Grateful album cover.


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The Houston rapper, signed to T.I.'s Grand Hustle label, partnered with the Houston Public Library to award 75 scholarships during his 10th annual Trae Day event. 



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Bruno Mars

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Bruno Mars recently announced he’ll be donating $1 million from his Michigan concert to The Community Foundation of Greater Flint to aid those without access to clean water in Flint, Michigan.

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Master P recently provided over a thousand kids with backpacks and school supplies to start off the 2017 school year, and he isn't the only artist doing good deeds. 

Check out the rap mogul and other MCs giving back above.