Drake, the Grammy winning recording artist behind "Started from the Bottom" and other hits, has committed to building a recording studio for Strawberry Mansion High. The rapper and singer said that after watching a Diane Sawyer special about the school which ran last May, he wanted to help: "by the end of it I was so heavily affected that at the end I started questioning like major aspects of my life."
Drake surprised students at Strawberry mansion high during a taping of a follow-up to the original ABC special. He told them that "over the next few months," he would build a recording studio there. He said, "This about you. This about your principal. This about your future. I love you. I care about you. I want to see you succeed."
Starawberry Mansion High was profiled as one of the most dangerous schools in the nation in an ABC News segment in May. Donations from viewers helped stock the school with basic necessities, like calculators and textbooks, as well as funding thirteen scholarships for students who wanted to go to college. The school was also removed from the "Persistently Dangerous" list of schools.
· http://allhiphop.com/2013/12/05/drake-to-build-recording-studio-for-philadelphias-strawberry-mansion-high-school/ [AllHipHop]
· Strawberry Mansion High, Once One of US's Most Dangerous Schools, Receives Hope, Help [ABC News]