Chris Thomas

Drake To Build Recording Studio In Philly High School


It’s one thing to be a high school student and to meet one of the hottest rappers in the game, and it’s another to receive a gift from said artist that may change your life for the better. The latter happens to be the scenario at Philadelphia’s Strawberry Mansion High School, which received a charitable gift from the one and only Drake.

A World News with Diane Sawyer segment called “Hidden America,” aired last May, took viewers into a typical day at the North Philly school; a place at the time considered one of the most dangerous high schools in America. The OVO rapper saw it and thought to reach out in a major way.

“I caught this piece that Diane did, and by the end of it, I was so heavily affected. I started question, like, major aspects of my life,” Drake said.

And then came his major announcement. “In the next few months, umm, I’m building a recording studio inside your school,” Drizzy revealed. “This is about you. This about your principal. This is about your future. I love you. I care about you. I want to see you succeed.”

Needless to say that students were more than excited. See how everything panned out in the visual below.

[Spotted at All Hip-Hop]

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  • BlackBarbie2000

    He needs to Leave Aaliyah’s unreleased material alone. Her fans deserve an album full of solo Aaliyah music, who designated Drake the chosen one is beyond me.
    But any artist that does charity is a good thing.. so Kudos drake.
    But you need to stop being selfish, Aaliyah loved her fans and she never knew you… If you loved her as much as you say you did, you would fight for Aaliyah’s fans to get a new Aaliyah album not an Aaliyah/Drake recording studio duet album.