Young Money recording artist Drake is giving back to a local Philadelphia high school by promising to build a brand new recording studio for students aspiring to becoming performers. The “Started From The Bottom” rapper surprised kids at Strawberry Mansion High School with the announcement during a taping of an ABC News special.
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“In the next few months I’m building a recording studio inside your school,” Drake told the students. “This about you. This about your principal. This about your future. I love you. I care about you. I want to see you succeed.”
Strawberry Mansion was featured on a World News with Diane Sawyer special report in May. The “Hidden America” segment covered the school’s principal Linda Cliatt-Wayman, faculty, and students in a what was dubbed “one of the most dangerous high schools in America.” Sawyer returned to SMHS to do an update on the school’s progress and brought Drake along to speak with the students.