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Hip Hop artists giving back to their community during COVID-19

Hip Hop artists giving back to their community during COVID-19

Let’s take a quick look at Hip Hop artists giving back to their community during COVID-19.

Ever since this coronavirus pandemic spread, countries around the world have urged self-isolation in order to reduce the transmission of the virus. This means that many people had to unfortunately be laid off. Now, celebrities including Hip-Hop artists are stepping up to help their people.

In the Hip-Hop industry, artists have postponed and canceled their tours, while major events such as awards shows have been put on hold. Hip-Hop and COVID-19’s impact on the community and nation as a whole cannot be ignored and the goodwill shown by our very own artists needs to be addressed. As the situation grows worse with each passing day, Hip-Hop artists are offering whatever help they can. Some of them are providing live-streaming to keep their fans entertained to keep their mind off the situation, whereas others are donating their time and resources in order to help their communities.


Post MalonePost Malone Hip Hop artists giving back to their community COVID-19

His brand Shaboink has joined hands with Direct Relief in order to donate more than 40,000 masks and equipment. The goal is to help keep front-line workers such as doctors and nurses safe. Post Malone also raised funds for The United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund with a Nirvana Tribute virtual benefit concert.

Ice Cube Ice Cube Hip Hop artists giving back to their community COVID-19

Ice Cube is selling custom T-shirts with his famous 90s lyrics and artwork. Proceeds from T-shirt sales will go to under-financed hospitals and nurses in America’s inner cities and rural areas. He doesn’t profit from the sale of the shirts.“Everything goes to the first responders” he says on Late night with seth meyers, What if you got something? What if you got something cool like a cool T-shirt that pushes the cause as well?

Cardi B 

Cardi B, who is the mastermind and voice behind the “Coronavirus” rant remix has teamed up with fashion company Fashion Nova. The partnership vows to give away $1,000 every hour to those financially suffering during the pandemic until they’ve donated a total of $1 million. Also, Cardi B donated 20,000 bottles of OWYN, a plant-based, vegan meal supplement drink to essential workers. 

Eminem mom's spaghetti Hip Hop artists giving back to their community COVID-19

Eminem donated cups of his 400 meals Mom’s Spaghetti” to Detroit-area healthcare workers. Also, donated $250,000 to Detroit families through his Marshall Mathers Foundation. Twitter’s owner Jack Dorsey, chip in an additional 750k on top of Eminem donation. 

Jay-Z and Meek MillReform Hip Hop artists giving back to their community COVID-19

Meek Mill and Jay-Z co-founded REFORM alongside Fanatics owner Michael Rubin and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. The organization donated more than 130,000 surgical masks to frontline workers, as well as correctional officers and inmates.

Beyoncé x Megan Thee Stallion 

Beyoncé and fellow Houston-native Megan Thee Stallion are donating all proceedings from “Savage Remix” to the church’s nonprofit Bread of Life.

Bey Good Hip Hop artists giving back to their community during COVID-19


BeyGOOD,  has partnered with more than 10 non-profit organizations to support the Covid-19 relief. Beyoncé offers local support in Houston, New York, New Orleans and Detroit.


Megan Thee Stallion helped her hometown by donating to Houston’s HMG Healthcare Foundation. Also, teamed up with Amazon music on donating Fire 7 tablets to the residents of Park Manor Skilled Nursing Facility in order to help them stay connected with their families during the pandemic.

Big Sean BigSeanCrowdRise Hip Hop artists giving back to their community COVID-19

Big Sean foundation along side with Ludacris, Jerome Bettis and more who raised $321,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan. The Covid-19 fundraiser help community-based organizations in Detroit and Flint.

Rihanna claralionel foundation Hip Hop artists giving back to their community COVID-19

Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation and its partners have raised more than $5 million in COVID-19 response efforts. Funds will support local food banks serving at-risk communities, equipment for health workers and diagnostic labs, virus prevention and containment.

Future freewishes future

The rapper’s FreeWishes Foundation has provided more than 100,000 masks to healthcare workers and hospital patients battling COVID-19.  

G Eazy Endless Summer Fund G-eazy

G-Eazy and his Endless Summer Fund has teamed up with Larkin Street Youth Services to provide meals to local at-risk youth in San Francisco, every day for an entire month.

Sean Diddy Combs

Diddy’s rasied over 4 million in livestream dance-a-thon charity. “This is serious. People are dying. We have to realize why we’re staying inside. People are dying.”



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A$AP Ferg is helping out healthcare professionals in his home city. He partnered with the Harlem-based Southern comfort food spot Melba’s Restaurant Harlem to deliver meals to Harlem Hospital. 

 2 Chainz 2 chainz giving back

2 Chainz recently opened his Escobar Restaurant and Tapas and decided to feed the homeless. However, The restaurant was shut down by Georgia Department of Public Safety early May 24. The claim stated that the ATL based establishment was in violation of state guidelines by not enforcing social distancing. It’s since reopened, according to its social media

On June 17, Pablo Escobar‘s family company, Escobar Inc, is suing 2 Chainz for at least $10 million claiming his Restaurant violates federal law with its unauthorized commercial use of the Escobar name and likeness. 


Machine Gun Kelly MGK

MGK bought lunch for diners at 12 Cleveland area restaurants on May 1 and donated 40,000 meals to Greater Cleveland Food Bank.

Birdman birdman

Back in April 20, Birdman said that he’d be paying the rent for the month of May of some New Orleans residents. The hip hop mogul Ronald “Slim” Williams donated over $225,000 to the New Orleans nonprofit Forward Together New Orleans in a combined effort to pay June rent for hundreds of tenants living in New Orleans communities.

Watsky Watsky

Has raised more than $106,000 so far for Sweet Relief’s COVID-19 Fund. Its aim is providing financial assistance for musicians and industry workers who have been impacted by the pandemic.

The Artist Relief Fund

Raising artist? Need assistance?  The Artist Relief fund is distributing 5000 to assist artists impacted by the Covid-19 economic downturn. Artists in “dire financial emergencies” are eligible for the Relief fund. The United States, US territories, and tribal nations. The fund defines “artist” to include workers in the creative sector.

Craft (ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, metals, textiles, etc.)

Dance (dancers + choreographers; aerial, ballet, hip-hop, jazz, tap, etc.)

Design (fashion, graphic, industrial, object, all forms of architecture, etc.)

Film (animation, documentary, episodic, experimental, narrative, etc.)

Media (work that uses technology, aesthetics, storytelling, digital cultures, and so on; including but not limited to immersive design, interactive media, podcasts, virtual reality, web-based projects, etc.)

Music (composers + musicians; classical, contemporary, experimental, folk, instrumental, jazz, pop, world, etc.)

Theater & Performance (directing, experimental, live action, playwriting, puppetry, tactical and site performance, etc.)

Traditional Arts (work related to the continuity and evolution of a tradition and/or cultural heritage such as cultural dance, cultural music, oral expression, and traditional crafts, etc.)

Visual Art (installation, painting, performance art, photography, sculpture, sound art, video, etc.)

Writing (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, literature for children, criticism, graphic novels, journalism, arts writing, etc.)


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