DJ Mustard is a highly successful hip-hop producer, who’s having a great year music wise. But today we’re focusing on a more important venture of his that took place this week.
On September 2nd, Mustard hosted a surprise backpack giveaway for students at the Audubon Middle School and GIfted Magnet Center in Leimet Park in L.A., Mustard’s childhood neighborhood. Over 800 students were surprised to see Mustard, but more important we’re thrilled to receive brand new backpacks filled with essential school supplies. Those supplies were donated by DJ Mustard, as well as PUMA.
In addition to the backpack giveaway, the multi-platinum award winning producer, alongside his 10 Summers label artists Choice & RJ, visted six different classrooms to take pictures and sign autographs for the middle school student. When asked about what motivated him to do this giveaway, Mustard reveals, “When I was growing up, we never had anyone who made it out the hood come back and talk to us at school. I came here today to let them know they are on the right track and that I was in their shoes so it’s possible to be successful. Just keep going. It helps for kids to see that for themselves in person and not just on TV or in magazines.”
See a few pictures from Wednesday’s event below and kudos to DJ Mustard for understanding what’s important in life.