*After recently criticizing former President Obama for not doing anything for Chicago, Kanye West has apparently come up with a plan to rescue hundreds of thousands of Chicago residents, and his circle of super famous friends is also getting in on the action.
Sources close to West say the rapper created the idea of an organization called “Donda Social” a while ago, but it’s gained some serious momentum this week. The group’s focus will be in Chicago, in neighborhoods facing severe problems with housing, education, gun violence and drinking water.
Kanye’s friend and G.O.O.D. Music affiliate, Malik Yusef — who’s also involved in the project — told TMZ that Kanye’s wrangled a group of A-Listers and close associates to help too. We’re told the celeb friends include Common, Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Don C and several other Chicago natives.
The plan is for members of Donda Social (named after West’s mother) to physically visit the struggling areas, listen to the people and come up with real and practical solutions … and most importantly, money.
Beyond money, Yusef says the famous folks involved in the program will be vocal about changing the political agenda in Chicago and make these issues a priority.
Supposedly a big announcement could come as early as today.