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On the heels of his Stay Dangerous album release, YG has not only been celebrating his “Big Bank” success and hosted an epic listening party, the Compton rapper is taking time out to give back to those in his community as well.
On Wednesday, August 2nd, the Stay Dangerous emcee donated $150k to a start-up company by the name of GirlCodeLA, which aims to develop more employment and development opportunities for female coders. Founded by entrepreneur Dez White, GirlCodeLA also works to build knowledge in computer science, business, and software engineering.
During the ceremony, which was attended by TMZ, Karen Civil, and more, YG says that the charitable effort is “for the G Code,” telling TMZ:
I’m ‘bout to go give this big check away to Girl Code. I got a daughter. I’m practicing on how to be a good dad right now. This for the G Code.
YG not only gifted the $150,000 but he also spoke to the group of young coders about the importance of taking nontraditional career paths. He even hooked up the mentees with free Beats By Dre headphones.
So proud of @YG for donating $150,000 to @GirlCodeLA in order to help young female coders get a head-start in the ultra-competitive field and gain assistance in learning the basics of coding, app development, and mentorship from female tech executives. Read more about his donation on Billboard.com’s exclusive interview. | Powered by: @AlwaysCivil