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4/11/2005

 
Rap Artists The Game and 50 Cent Continue Charitable Contributions With Donations to Compton Unified School District's Education Foundation

COMPTON, Calif., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- In an impressive display of solidarity and commitment to inner city school programs, rap artists The Game and 50 Cent each presented checks totaling $200,000 today to the Compton Unified School District's Education Foundation to bring back music and arts education programs lost years ago to state budget cuts. 50 Cent donated a $100,000 through is G-Unity Foundation. The Game presented $100,000 donation from Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records, and his own Black Wall Street Organization.

"This magnificent donation couldn't have come at a better time. For the first time in many years, we can purchase musical instruments and provide music programs for our elementary school students," remarked District Superintendent, Jesse Gonzales. "It's time to focus on the many positive things that are happening in our schools and this donation will help us develop the many talents that our students have," said Tami Foy, the Foundation's Executive Director.

50 Cent and The Game are gifted entertainers who understand the importance to inner city kids of positive opportunities like visual and performing arts programs. The Game grew up in Compton, graduated from Compton High School and remains closely connected to the community. "This is what Black Wall Street is all about," said The Game. "Building an empowerment within our community. I've seen first hand what music can do so I'm hoping this can make a difference in people's lives." 50 Cent remarked "G-Unity's goal is to lend a hand to the people who need it most. This donation is just the beginning of what we're hoping to do." 50 cent recently established the G-Unity Foundation to help community members overcome obstacles and make positive changes in their lives.

Source: Interscope Records

CONTACT: Tami Foy, Executive Director of Compton Unified School District
Education Foundation, +1-310-604-6560; or Dennis Dennehy, +1-310-865-7934, or
Yvette Gayle, +1-310-865-6278, or Greg Miller, +1-310-865-7632, all of
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