Posted by Dave
Rap News Network
4/11/2005 8:44:11 AM
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On April 7, the Game and 50 Cent presented a pair of checks totaling $200,000 to help the Compton Unified School District and its ailing arts and music program, which has been dormant for several years.
The pair made the donations through their respective companies, The Black Wall Street and The G-Unity Foundation. Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records were also party to the contribution, which was placed in the school district’s Education Foundation.
"This is what Black Wall Street is all about," said The Game in a statement. "Building an empowerment within our community. I’ve seen first hand what music can do so I’m hoping this can make a difference in people’s lives."
While they’ve had their differences, 50 and Game both concur that they are bent on giving back to the community.
"G-Unity’s goal is to lend a hand to the people who need it most. This donation is just the beginning of what we’re hoping to do," 50 Cent stated. G-Unity Foundation recently made a contribution to a charity in the name of the late Jam Master Jay.
The Compton Unified School District, its employees were reportedly ecstatic about receiving the money and were planning to rebuild its programs.
"This magnificent donation couldn’t have come at a better time. For the first time in many years, we can purchase musical instruments and provide music programs for our elementary school students," stated District Superintendent, Jesse Gonzales.
Last month, after ending heated rap beef, Game and 50 donated a total of $253,500 to the Boys Choir of Harlem.
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