Rhymefest Gives Update On Kanye West's the House of Childhood, in the Midst of Reports That he Was placed in the Trash
The future headquarters of Donda's of the House will be a center of art and museum — as it was intended.
Last November, the rapper/philanthropist Rhymefest bought Kanye West's childhood home with the intention of giving a second life as an arts center and national headquarters for You non-profit, Donda's House.
But the latest reports say that the house is now abandoned and uninhabitable with trash, broken glass and drug paraphernalia scattered around the property. Your current status is prompted The Daily Mail to speculate that it had become a meeting place for drug addicts.
With a bad image painted, Fest chose to provide a progress update on the organization's website.
The lengthy post describes the many milestones that the Lite-House project has been completed since the original purchase.
"[We] met with an architect – which recommends that demolish the property and rebuild due to major structural damage," Fest said.
Also have met with the councillor, as the location must be rezoned to accommodate the proposed arts programming and begun to address the current state of the house.
"[We have] secured a landscape – to ensure that the grounds continue to be presentable," he wrote. "We've eliminated a damaged storage shed at the rear of the property as well as repairing a hole in the roof to prevent further structural damage."
The web site also states that it has been assigned to a campaign, raise capital, and developed a possible timeline for the construction of the new space. This plan includes a meeting with foundations and individual donors, as well as the incorporation of new members of the board of directors.
"We are planning an event to raise funds for the space to Give on Tuesday (November 28, 2017), as well as our Year End party, the campaign is going to be dedicated to raising funds for the space," notes the web site.
"We have a solid vision for the space, but now we have the dollars to back that vision," says Donnie Smith, Donda's House Executive Director. "Hip Hop artists have been at the forefront of