One of the kings of rap, Future, revisited his roots this past week on a quick trip to his hometown in Atlanta to visit his high school alma mater. The rapper visited Columbia High School as part of his Freewishes Foundation to gift the school a completely upgraded, decked-out weight room. Talk about a champ. Here's what went down.
The Life is Good singer has undoubtedly changed the rap game in the past few years. From his eight released studio albums, sixteen mixtapes, and many more singles, the rapper has not only slain the music industry but has also impacted the community around him. Starting in his hometime in Atlanta, the rapper met with the Columbia Eagles head football coach and the rest of the high school football team to gift the school's sports program a new weight room, which wasn't updated in years.
According to Future's sis, Tia Wilburn, who co-leads the Freewishes Foundation, it was important to "create an environment for students in which they could be comfortable, have pride, and perform their best. Also, research shows that students who are physically active tend to excel academically and have better attendance. They are less likely to struggle with depression and other mental health issues." The Freewishes Foundation aims to "provide educational support, health & wellness, and transitional services to the community to empower them to be self-sufficient and allow their dreams to come alive," according to their website. Amongst his many philanthropic gestures, the Mask Off singer pushed a #MaskOn campaign during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, where he donated tons of masks to COVID-19 patients and healthcare workers.
Proving himself as one of the most successful rappers our generation has seen, we can now add philanthropist next to his title. So what's next for the Atlanta artist? Following the release of his 2020 album High Off Life, fans have been patiently awaiting details regarding his ninth studio album. Lucky for all of us, Future recently shared a snap on his Instagram with the caption, "date 4.29 title TBA," so it looks like we're getting another drop soon. Stay tuned.