Champaign, Illinois born rapper Ludacris has donated music instruments worth $75,000 to Florida high school students.
These is part of a collaborative initiative with The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation that plans to invest $3 million in music programs in different public schools.
“I understand the importance of music education,” Ludacris said. “It’s very important to me.”
“This is $75,000 worth of equipment, so with that being said, we just know the impact that it’s going to have,” he continued.
The school’s band director Kevin Segura in his appreciation speech says he hopes that the new equipment can improve their sound in every way possible.
“We have instruments being held together with tape, they don’t move, they’re banged up,” said Segura. “So these instruments are going to improve our sound and going to motivate kids to want to do band so hopefully I can build up this program to what it once was back in the day.”
Luda went on to gift Kevin a ticket to this Sunday’s (Feb. 2) Super Bowl game. Watch the full video below.