Hip Hop Gives Back for the Holidays

Rappers donate toys, coats and more for Christmas

Santa Claus Comes to the Hood - There are many kids who are in need this holiday season. Good thing hip hop has our back. From Jeezy in the A to Wale in the DMV and Kendrick Lamar out West, read on and see how some of your favorite MC's brought gifts and holiday cheer to the hood. (Photos from left: John Ricard/BET, Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Roc Nation, CPA, PacificCoastNews)

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Santa Claus Comes to the Hood - There are many kids who are in need this holiday season. Good thing hip hop has our back. From Jeezy in the A to Wale in the DMV and Kendrick Lamar out West, read on and see how some of your favorite MC's brought gifts and holiday cheer to the hood. (Photos from left: John Ricard/BET, Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Roc Nation, CPA, PacificCoastNews)

YG - YG and his 4Hundred Waze Foundation rounded up a bunch of baby locs and took them shopping at the Lakewood Center Mall in Lakewood, Calif. this week.Prior to the event, the Bompton MC told BET, "I'm taking like 120 underprivileged kids to the mall and I'm gonna take them Christmas shopping and I'm gon' be in there shopping with them. I'm gon' give them all a gift card with $120 or more on there and I'm gon' let them spend it in whatever stores they want. That's what we doing. It feels good being able to give back. It's a blessing, ya feel me. My city been supporting me; I made it out, so I feel like I gotta give back."(Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

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YG - YG and his 4Hundred Waze Foundation rounded up a bunch of baby locs and took them shopping at the Lakewood Center Mall in Lakewood, Calif. this week.Prior to the event, the Bompton MC told BET, "I'm taking like 120 underprivileged kids to the mall and I'm gonna take them Christmas shopping and I'm gon' be in there shopping with them. I'm gon' give them all a gift card with $120 or more on there and I'm gon' let them spend it in whatever stores they want. That's what we doing. It feels good being able to give back. It's a blessing, ya feel me. My city been supporting me; I made it out, so I feel like I gotta give back."(Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

Mistah F.A.B. - Mistah F.A.B. continued to hold it down for The Bay as he held his annual Toys For Joy Give Away. Keak Da Sneak was just one of the volunteers who came out and showed love for the youngstas as they collected literally thousands of toys.He tweeted, "My brother @therealkeakdasneak came thru with hella toys!!! #TEAMGIVEBACK  THE HOOD WAS CRACKING"(Photo: FABBYDavisJr via Instagram)

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Mistah F.A.B. - Mistah F.A.B. continued to hold it down for The Bay as he held his annual Toys For Joy Give Away. Keak Da Sneak was just one of the volunteers who came out and showed love for the youngstas as they collected literally thousands of toys.He tweeted, "My brother @therealkeakdasneak came thru with hella toys!!! #TEAMGIVEBACK  THE HOOD WAS CRACKING"(Photo: FABBYDavisJr via Instagram)

Making the Rounds - T.I. stops by the NBC studios in NYC for an appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers, where he promoted his new album, Paperwork.(Photo: Blayze / Splash News)

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T.I. - The King of the South continued to provide kids in need with presents this year. T.I. made his presence felt in L.A. as he and Nipsey Hussle made donations to the 5th Annual Free Food and Toy Giveaway at Crenshaw High School.(Photo: Blayze/Splash News)

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TDE - Top Dawg Entertainment continued to rep for the hood by hosting a concert and giving out toys at Nickerson Gardens Projects in Watts, Calif. Kendrick Lamar, Isaiah Rashad, Jay Rock, SZA, Ab-Soul, and ScHoolboy Q were all there showing love.(Photo: Maury Phillips/WireImage)

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TDE - Top Dawg Entertainment continued to rep for the hood by hosting a concert and giving out toys at Nickerson Gardens Projects in Watts, Calif. Kendrick Lamar, Isaiah Rashad, Jay Rock, SZA, Ab-Soul, and ScHoolboy Q were all there showing love.(Photo: Maury Phillips/WireImage)

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Jadakiss - Jadakiss loves the kids and partnered with McDonalds and the York Street Project this week to give out more than 1,000 toys to youth who were staying at a homeless shelter for women and children.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Jadakiss - Jadakiss loves the kids and partnered with McDonalds and the York Street Project this week to give out more than 1,000 toys to youth who were staying at a homeless shelter for women and children.(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Wale - Repping for the DMV, Wale and Washington Wizards basketball star John Wall put their funds together and blessed some kids for the holiday. The MMG capo posted on Instagram, "Me and @johnwall took some of the yungins shoppin today @officialwashingtonwizards we Movin around the DMV #moonz #5deep."(Photo: Wale via Instagram)

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Wale - Repping for the DMV, Wale and Washington Wizards basketball star John Wall put their funds together and blessed some kids for the holiday. The MMG capo posted on Instagram, "Me and @johnwall took some of the yungins shoppin today @officialwashingtonwizards we Movin around the DMV #moonz #5deep."(Photo: Wale via Instagram)

Meek Mill - Meek may be fresh out the clink but his heart has always been free. He blessed some kids who were in need with a few gifts. He posted on his IG, "#BLE$ED these babies for Christmas!"(Photo: Meek Mill via Instagram)

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Meek Mill - Meek may be fresh out the clink but his heart has always been free. He blessed some kids who were in need with a few gifts. He posted on his IG, "#BLE$ED these babies for Christmas!"(Photo: Meek Mill via Instagram)

2 Chainz - 2 Chainz continued his yearly tradition of filling up a U-Haul and bringing gifts to underprivileged kids. This year he filled up two trucks and gave away toys through his church. Santa Chainz also headlined Street Execs? 5th Annual Christmas concert, gave out a few bikes, and made a special fan's dream come true. ?Last night I had the pleasure of meeting lil Antoine all the way from Minnesota, thanks to the Make a Wish Foundation. His one wish was to meet me and get a chance to perform with me. Last night his wish came Tru,? he said.(Photo: 2 Chainz via Instagram)

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2 Chainz - 2 Chainz continued his yearly tradition of filling up a U-Haul and bringing gifts to underprivileged kids. This year he filled up two trucks and gave away toys through his church. Santa Chainz also headlined Street Execs’ 5th Annual Christmas concert, gave out a few bikes, and made a special fan's dream come true. “Last night I had the pleasure of meeting lil Antoine all the way from Minnesota, thanks to the Make a Wish Foundation. His one wish was to meet me and get a chance to perform with me. Last night his wish came Tru,” he said.(Photo: 2 Chainz via Instagram)

Ludacris - Luda spread some holiday joy with his Ludacris Foundation as he stopped by the Children's Hospital in Atlanta, bringing gifts, coats, smiles and laughs. The ATL MC has a huge heart ? he made the experience a two-day event. (Photo: Ludacris via Instagram)

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Ludacris - Luda spread some holiday joy with his Ludacris Foundation as he stopped by the Children's Hospital in Atlanta, bringing gifts, coats, smiles and laughs. The ATL MC has a huge heart — he made the experience a two-day event. (Photo: Ludacris via Instagram)

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Future - It's cold this winter and Future made sure some of the lil homies didn't walk around freezing. Future Hendrix flooded the streets of ATL with a few bombers as he hosted his second annual Freebandz Coat Drive this week. (Photo: Future via Instagram)

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Future - It's cold this winter and Future made sure some of the lil homies didn't walk around freezing. Future Hendrix flooded the streets of ATL with a few bombers as he hosted his second annual Freebandz Coat Drive this week. (Photo: Future via Instagram)

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Jeezy - The Snowman showed he had a heart that wouldn't melt when it came time to feeding his streets once again. Jeezy and his Street Dreams Foundation took 100 kids to see the movie Annie and blessed them with more than $10,000 in gifts and a lunch at Gio's in Atlanta.Jeezy took it a step further and surprised moviegoers by paying for their tickets to peep Jamie Foxx's latest film. Oh yeah, popcorn was included.(Photo: Jeezy via Instagram)

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Jeezy - The Snowman showed he had a heart that wouldn't melt when it came time to feeding his streets once again. Jeezy and his Street Dreams Foundation took 100 kids to see the movie Annie and blessed them with more than $10,000 in gifts and a lunch at Gio's in Atlanta.Jeezy took it a step further and surprised moviegoers by paying for their tickets to peep Jamie Foxx's latest film. Oh yeah, popcorn was included.(Photo: Jeezy via Instagram)