Former college student-turned-rapper Cordae is using his musical influence to reward his fellow peers pursuing higher education.
According to a press release, the Grammy-nominated rap star has partnered with the Disney Dreamers Academy and ESPN’s The Undefeated to fund scholarships for youth in underrepresented communities who plan on attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Cordae’s new partnership and noble act partially stems from his participation in the upcoming “Liberated / Music For The Movement Vol. 3 EP” set to release this Friday (June 18) in honor of this year’s Juneteenth celebration.
When approached with the opportunity, Cordae expressed his desire to donate proceeds from the album’s release toward a fund for scholarships for HBCU students. As someone who knows the college struggle firsthand, the rapper feels it’s only right that he shares his wealth with others in unfortunate or tough financial situations.
“So many people need the money more than I do. I feel as though when you’re in such a blessed position, it’s important to pay that forward to be a blessing to others,” he said in a statement. “It’s especially important to me to invest in our youth and the future. Young people are the future of our society and the world, so we must do all we can to ensure they are properly positioned to succeed. If I can spark the brain of a few future world leaders and geniuses, I’ll die a happy man.”
Upon learning of Cordae’s mission, Disney and The Undefeated decided to match his donation, as both entities share Cordae’s passion for investing in youth and setting the next generation up for success.
Cordae isn’t just making moves on behalf of college students, he’s also making industry moves to be his own kind of boss. The rapper recently revealed that he’s launching his own record label that he will 100% own.