Ludacris, Keri Hilson, Far East Movement Volunteer at Atlanta High School
Ludacris, Hilson and Far East Movement ‘Do Something’
Instead of collaborating together in the studio, a platinum rapper, sultry songstress and a hip-hop quartet worked together on a local project for the Atlanta community. Ludacris, Keri Hilson and Far East Movement were spotted this week at Osbourne High School to celebrate the Bing Summer of Doing project. The initiative aims to inspire youth to give back during their hours of free time this summer.
Additionally, it’s something that’s very dear to Hilson’s heart. “My mother was very integral in making sure that we understood the importance of giving back in our community,” said the songstress later to CNN on her spirit of giving.”In Decatur, we would feed the homeless many, many, many Saturdays. We had to wake up during the ungodly hours and pack their lunches in brown paper bags.”
On Wednesday, Hilson and her fellow musicians visited the local school where 87 percent of the students qualify for free lunches and worked on a mural featuring a quote from the “No Boys Allowed Singer”; “dream in color, wake up to a blank canvas, then paint your life with all the colors your hear desires” it reads. Furthermore, Ludacris and Far East, known for penning the hit “Like A G6,” helped decorate the school’s Cardinal Community Classroom, a mobile classroom that will supply books and other educational materials for the local community.
Check out pictures of the celebs doing good in their local ‘hood below. Photos courtesy of Bing/Wire Image. –danielle canada