AceShowbiz - Rapper Kodak Black is helping Florida residents beat the heat this summer by donating 100 air conditioning units to residents in his old neighbourhood.
The "Zeze" star paid a visit to the Golden Acres housing projects in Pompano Beach on Saturday (03Jul21) and went door-to-door to gift needy locals with the free appliances to help them stay cool in the soaring temperatures.
According to TMZ, the generous endeavour cost Kodak around $12,500 (£9,000), but he was more than happy to help those less fortunate because he knows what it's like to grow up poor.
In video footage filmed before the giveaway, he said, "People relying on just enough cash to survive in the projects. We love to give back in any shape or form. I remember growing up in these same projects and stuff."
"It's hot right now. The heat will bring a little frustration. Sometimes that cause people to act out. I remember when I had to take (steal) from people. So, now that I'm blessed enough to give back, that's what I like to do. We out here passing out A/C units, helping install them and all that right now (sic)."
Kodak has been dedicated to giving back to the community ever since January (20), when he received a commutation of his federal firearms prison sentence from former U.S. leader Donald Trump during his final days in office, in large part because of his charity work.
His philanthropy efforts even scored the rapper his own day in his Broward County hometown, where 11 June will forever be known as Kodak Black Day thanks to a proclamation issued by Commissioner Dale Holness last month.