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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis-born rapper made a stop at his high school to help out the students.

Rapper Young Dolph, whose real name is Adolph Thorton, Jr., donated $25,000 to Hamilton High School. The money is going towards new sports equipment and supplies.

The rapper is one of Hamilton High School’s notable alumni. He was on a national tour when he heard the school was in need.

He says it is important for students to have someone to look up to.

“That’s why I do it for the kids and youth,” Dolph said. “They look up to me. It would be a different thing if I didn’t know it or didn’t think it or if I was just so into myself that I’m focusing on me or what I got going on. It’s like no, they literally look up to us.”

In addition to the donation, he toured the school and spoke with faculty and staff.