Kanye West’s Childhood Home to Become Community Arts Incubator

By Annie Reuter

Kanye West’s childhood home in Chicago will continue its legacy of nurturing musicians thanks to Chicago rapper Rhymefest, who recently purchased the home.

According to an Instagram post by Rhymefest, who co-wrote West’s “Jesus Walks,” the songwriter intends to turn the home into a “community arts incubator,” where local musicians can record their music and host concerts.

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“I’m excited to announce the purchase of Kanye’s childhood home as a community Arts incubator,” Rhymefest captions on Instagram with a photo of the home. “It will be the first of our Nationwide Lite-Houses. A state of the art recording studio, a curriculum space for @dondashouse and southside music museum. We want to show bright spots in communities that’ve been divested from, we know more Lights exist here, they just need to be activated. Please click the link in my bio & Donate to Donda’s House, support our efforts to support our youth.”

Donda’s House is a non-profit arts education organization founded in honor of West’s late mother in 2013.

“In order to deepen the organization’s impact, Donda’s House has acquired a home facility that will provide a permanent location for all of the Donda’s House family to gather, offer programming, and grow,” the organization said. “Donda’s House envisions this facility as not only a homegrown hub of economic activity for the southside but also a gathering place for the community with events and concerts.”

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