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Drake To Build Recording Studio In Troubled Philadelphia High School

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Drake has offered to help a troubled school in Philadelphia after being moved by an ABC Special that he saw about it.

The 27-year-old rapper saw Diane Sawyer’s story on Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s Strawberry Mansion High School and decided to help out by buying the school its own recording studio.

“I caught this piece that Diane did and I was like by the end of it I was so heavily affected that at the end I started questioning like major aspects of my life. It just really changed a lot about me,” Drake said in an interview with ABC News.

Strawberry Mansion High School is one of the most dangerous schools in the United States with 96% of the student body living under the poverty line. For the past five years, the school has reported more than 10 violent incidents per 100 students every year.

Drake visited the school with cameras to announce his gift to the students. “In the next few months, I’m building a recording studio inside your school,” Drake told the crowd of high schoolers. “This about you. This about your principal. This about your future. I love you. I care about you. I want to see you succeed.”

Here is the Diane Sawyer story on the school:

Here is Drake’s response:

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Reports: Mariah Carey Signs With Jay Z’s RocNation

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We know Mariah Carey changes managers like she changes clothes, but her next move could be her best move. According to Page Six Carey is in talks with Jay Z’s Roc Nation to manage her career.

Roc Nation manages Rihanna, Shakira, J Cole and DJ Khaled to name a few.

Apparently, the pop diva is hoping Hov and his team can put her back on top now that she parted ways with former manager Stella Bulochnikov earlier this month.

Sources tell HipHollywood Carey is cleaning house, and has also fired her publicist, assistant and attorney Darrell Miller.

But one person who hasn’t gotten the boot is her back-up dancer boyfriend Bryan Tanaka. Rumors were swirling that she hired Tanaka to take over her day-to-day management, but he’s actually her creative director.

Carey just released her holiday movie Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You, and is slated to bring her Christmas concerts back to the Beacon Theater in NYC this month. She hasn’t however dropped a new album in almost four years.

Fingers crossed this new partnership with Roc Nation brings about new music, and a Mariah / Jay Z collaboration. The two did make magic back in 1999 with their #1 single “Heartbreaker.”

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