News: Soulja Boy Cranks That Toy Drive
Tuesday, Dec 2, 2008 9:28AM
Teen rap star Soulja Boy Tell'em has offered his participation in the upcoming sixth annual Toyz N Da Hood events in Georiga this month.
Founded by Hittmenn DJ's president Robert "Kaspa" Smith, the toy run will begin with a donation drive at various Atlanta middle and high schools running through December 17 which will be followed by a free concert for the school with the most toys.
As additional hip-hop concerts are set up at retail stores to encourage local donations, Soulja Boy will be on hand at an Atlanta Wal-Mart to help with gifts and sign copies of his new album, iSouljaboytellem.
"It's all about putting smiles on kids' faces this holiday season," Soulja Boy said in a statement. "I'm happy to do anything I can during these hard economic times to make a kid's holiday season a little brighter. Growing up, I didn't have much, so I can relate to these kids and know how important it is to them. To see how excited they get when we donate all these toys is worth anything I can do to make that possible."
The annual event is known for working with mega artists like Young Jeezy, Akon, Chris Brown, Mr. Collipark and Polow Da Don. Last year's run distributed over 20,000 toys.
Toyz N Da Hood's special Soulja Boy event takes place Friday, December 19 at Old National Highway's Wal-Mart.