A troubled Philadelphia high school is finally hearing the sound of music thanks to a donation from Drake.
District officials say the Grammy-winning rapper gave $75,000 to create a recording studio at Strawberry Mansion High School.
Although the work was finished last summer, there hasn’t been a teacher to oversee the facility until now. Students began composing their own tunes last month.
Principal Linda Wayman says budget problems and the school’s reputation for violence made it hard to find an instructor. Although campus assaults have declined, Strawberry Mansion still struggles with poor test scores and relatively few resources.
Drake became involved after watching an ABC News program that focused on Wayman’s efforts to improve the school.