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It feels right that Kanye West’s childhood home is going to be used to help young artists in Chicago

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Rhymefest—perhaps best-known for co-writing “Jesus Walks”—announced on Instagram that he is purchasing Kanye West’s childhood home. The Chicago activist and hip-hop veteran wants to turn it into a community art incubator, recording studio, and museum dedicated to musicians from Chicago’s South Side.

The conduit through which this will be built is Donda’s House, the nonprofit West and Rhymefest founded in 2013 in memory of West’s late mother, Dr. Donda West. It works on improving access to arts institutions for Chicago’s youth.

A nonprofit West and Rhymefest founded will be in charge of revamping the space. Donda’s House works on improving access to arts institutions for Chicago’s youth and was named in memory of West’s late mother, Dr. Donda West.

The home is located on the lakefront of Lake Michigan in the historic South Shore neighborhood on the city’s South Side, according to ABC 7 Chicago.

“We want to show bright spots in communities that’ve been divested from,” Rhymefest wrote in his Instagram post.