Lil Baby takes things back to where it all began for him as he creates a scholarship program for his alma mater, Booker T. Washington High School. The Grammy nominated rapper went back to his high school to deliver a performance and during it announces his scholarship program for the Atlanta school.
Rapper, whose real name is Dominique Jones, announced that the scholarship program amount of $150,000 for students Wednesday. Each year, the southwest Atlanta looks to give out this amount to students who shows excellence in the classroom.
The first winner of his scholarship program at Booker T. Washington High School is senior, Vachon Raye Jr. Raye states he plans to head to an ivy league school after high school.
The name of the scholarship is called the “My Turn” scholarship and comes with the support of Amazon Music’s Rap Rotation, Quality Control, Wolfpack Global and Motown Records. This comes right after he receives his first number 1 album on Billboard 200 titled ‘My Turn’.
People can say what they want about rapper’s today, but the one thing I have come to see is that more of them today are understanding to put their money back into their communities earlier. A lot of the rappers they looked up to are starting to do it now, but we definitely have to say the youth is paying attention to it and that speaks volume.