E-40 donates $100,000 to Grambling State College’s music division
Bay Area legend E-40 recently made a hefty donation to his alma mater, Grambling State University (GSU)! Specifically, E-40 wrote Louisiana HBCU a check for $100,000 that will benefit the music department.
The institution renamed their recording studio after The Rapper
The news came Friday as E-40 stopped by the institution he was attending at the time to attend the annual Prez Says event.
During a visit to the campus, E-40 presented the institution with a check for $100,000. The “Tell Me When To Go” rapper was joined by his wife, as well as GSU President Richard Gallot and Dr. Nikole Roebuck, music department chair and leader of Grambling’s bands.
GSU recognized E-40’s donation with an Instagram post. This upload specifically noted that the recording studio at Grambling’s Performing Arts Center would be renamed “Earl ‘E-40’ Stevens Recording Studio”.
“We had a very special guest who returned to campus for Prez Says and presented a special donation to the university. @e40 and @dr.nikkiroe joined forces to make this special moment a reality, renaming the recording studio at the Performing Arts Center the Earl “E-40″ Stevens Recording Studio”.
At the very end of the caption, it warmly reads, “It was a pleasure to have you back on campus and we appreciate the impact your gift will have on our students.”
E-40 joins the growing list of stars who have donated to HBCUs
E-40 definitely nailed it with his donation, and he’s one of the many stars who have been paying back to HBCUs lately!
Just last month, Spike Lee unveiled a scholarship program for HBCU students in Atlanta, The Shade Room previously reported.
In addition, Missy Elliott donated $20,000 to Norfolk State University back in December before receiving an honorary doctorate from the institution.
Charlamagne also contributed to the fundraising when he established a scholarship fund at South Carolina State University by providing a $250,000 donation. Remarkably, it was named The Ford Family Endowed Scholarship Fund in honor of his mother and grandma, and benefits women majoring in English or communications as well as those studying to become a mental health professional.
Shoutout to E-40 for coming and supporting Grambling State University!