Fact Magazine reports that the two rappers are using their foundations, Donda’s House and Common Ground Foundation, respectively, and teaming up with Chicago Urban League to build year-round job opportunities with the launch of AAHH! FEST, a music festival that will also act as an annual fundraiser. Proceeds from the showcase will support their foundations along with the Arts Education in Chicago Public Schools and Year-Round Youth Jobs initiatives.
“Obviously, one of the biggest reasons our kids are going through what they’re going through is because of poverty,” Common said at a press conference last week. “I was doing an event in the neighborhood and there were some kids from Englewood and I said, ‘Man, what do y’all really need? What’s gonna stop this?’ And they were like, ‘We need money. Man, if we could work.’ They want a chance.”
The AAHH! FEST will take place on September 20-21 in Hyde Park and will help raise money for the jobs and other programs. Details on the shows lineup should be announced shortly.