Money Ain't a Thing: When Rappers Give Back

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Dark Sky Paradise

Big Sean has been representing The D to the fullest since he popped on the scene, and now that he’s Finally Famous, the G.O.O.D. Music rhymesmith is doing everything he can to give back to his city. Through his partnership with Adidas, Sean visited his old stomping grounds, Cass Technical High School, on Monday and unveiled a new recording studio. Sean stated on IG, “I can't believe I used to rap at the lunch tables, slang my CD's in the hallways, and fast forward less than 10 years later I'm opening up my own recording studio at my old High School Cass Tech for the students! This brings me tears of Joy! Thank u for making this happen.”

The studio is 784-square-feet and will be part of the music curriculum. In addition, the Hall-of-Fame creator also established the Sean Anderson Foundation, which helps underprivileged youth in the Detroit area and provides health, education and safety programs. While Sean and Adidas put their “Guap” to good use, check out a few more MCs who’ve blessed the hoods with their hearts of gold. —Michael Harris (@IceBlueVA)

 (Photo: Big Sean via Instagram via Zeno Jones)

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