Rapper Lil Baby takes his turn to give back.
The 25-year-old Atlanta native recently secured his first no. 1 album with his sophomore album, “My Turn.” Amid his chart-topping success, he launched a $150,000 scholarship fund of the same name during a surprise visit to Booker T. Washington High School.
Earlier this month, Lil Baby returned to his former high school to gift the education institution with a check to help high-achieving students attend college. One recipient, Vachon Raye, Jr., hopes to attend an ivy league school, reports WSB-TV Atlanta.
“Him coming back here. Why would he want to come here? To give back. For him to give back, really impact for me,” Raye told WSB-TV.
The program is in partnership with Amazon Music’s Rap Rotation, Quality Control Music, Wolfpack Global, and Motown Records.
“A majority of the students in these neighborhoods, when they have good grades most of them don’t have support,” he told Billboard. “They don’t have a family who can afford to [send them] to a good college or the college they want to go to.”
Born Dominique Jones, Lil Baby dropped out during tenth grade but is grateful to be able to return to his old stomping grounds.
“To be able to come, give back and be something, and perform for children, that means everything to me,” he said.
Lil Baby plans to disburse the funding annually.