Despite what the media would have you believe about Hip-Hop stars, the vast majority of them that find success will give back to their communities in some ways. Some of them do it in small ways, others donate massive portions of their wealth to communities who need it the most. We have a look at some of the most notable stars who've given back to the places where they originate from, often in an attempt to make sure the youths of today don't struggle through the same hardships they did, or just helping make the places that supported them in their rise to stardom a better place.
Dr Dre is arguably the biggest business man in Hip-Hop ever, and has had controversies of his own. Yet, his generosity towards his home in California has been huge. With his partner Jimmy Lovine, Dre donated $70,000,000 to the University of Southern California which funded an undergraduate program called the USC Jimmy Lovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts. Not only this but when Dr Dre released his new album Compton, he donated all the royalties to fund an arts centre in Compton.