Kendrick Lamar Shows He’s Got Generosity & Charity Inside His DNA (Video)
Last month, Dr. Dre announced he would be donating $10 million to break ground on a performing arts wing within his Compton High School alma mater. In The Defiant Ones documentary, Dre toured the present grounds and showed development plans. They include a recording studio, complete with a mixing board. While Dre admitted he was far from a model student, he wanted others to get the opportunity to chase their most creative pursuits.
Dre’s star artist at Aftermath Entertainment the last several years is Kendrick Lamar. The 30-year-old fellow Compton native has shown that he values giving to others, from within his family to the world at large. In the past, K-Dot has dedicated time and money to helping others advance. While at the Dallas, Texas stop (July 14) of the ongoing DAMN. Tour, Lamar and TDE helped a fan in need.
Kendrick fan Jennifer Phillips has been a quadriplegic since a 2006 automobile accident injured her spinal cord. While her life since has included a college degree, and regular musical concerts (eight performances by Lamar), in April of 2016, she posted a video online and subsequently launched a GoFundMe page, seeking a newer wheelchair accessible van. Jennifer’s previous Dodge van had been in her possession for 10 years and needed replacing after it often would not operate.
After raising more than $4,000, the page’s goal (apparently $20,000) was met and promptly ended. This transpired this month, after Kendrick Lamar purchased Phillip’s modified van, according to Complex. A friend of Jennifer’s posted a video:
In addition to the DAMN. creator, Phillip’s friend also thanks Top Dawg Entertainment for the gift.