With a slew of errant mistakes taking place in hip hop, it’s so easy to ostracize the culture. With violence and negative messages pervading the genre, it’s hard to squeeze out any thread of positivity. Well, Nelly is here to shred all your concerns about rappers with his latest feat. There are some positive rappers out there. You just have to search.
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Nelly Is Sending Kids To College
In an interview with Hello Beautiful last year, Nelly explained his mission to help send kids to college. “I try to do it through education. The only way we’re going to get this is to elevate,” Nelly explained. “We have to get the kids to go out of these communities. Graduate. Get the knowledge. Come back to the community and then they can run it because they understand the people and understand the severity of the situation.”
In an interview with Billboard, he explained his reasoning for starting the Michael Brown scholarship, after the murder of Mike Brown in 2014.
“I’ve been in contact with the family of Mike Brown, we started a Mike Brown Scholarship Fund in order to send kids to college because Mike did graduate from high school,” he says.
“And even though we all make mistakes, he did have positive things that he wanted to do. And I think it’s important that we expand on what he wanted to do in a positive nature and send, not just kids from his area, but kids from all over who have that mentality onto a better place so we can change the outcome.”