Dr. Dre donated 35 million dollars to USC because of the connection he has with that school. With that, should HBCUs look at rappers as the next crop of potential multi-million dollar donors? Some may say rappers don’t fit the profile of an ideal HBCU donor, but here are a couple potential donors who could be beneficial by donating millions to HBCUs.
Rick Ross– He has made a fortune by doing concerts at HBCU homecoming concerts. He briefly attend Albany State University, and has significant reach within the hip-hop industry.
Wale– Wale is a DC bred rapper who attended Virginia State University and Bowie State University. He is a homecoming favorite among the HBCU students and a rising figure in the hip-hop culture.