The Vday Plans for Kanye West’s Childhood Home

Kanye West

In honor of Valentine’s Day, rapper Kanye West’s childhood home will get “heart-bombed” by his organization, Donda’s House, and the Skyline Council of Landmarks Illinois.

Hype Beast reports that the event will take place “in the name of love.”

“The ‘Heart Bomb’ is part of Donda’s House HeARTS Matter Week – its annual advocacy and education campaign. Landmarks Illinois’ Skyline Council works to identify places that need the support from their members’ wide range of expertise to restore historic properties and sustain healthy communities,” the organization’s website said. “The “heart bombing” will serve as a physical reminder to the community that a property is valuable and deserves our attention and investment.”

The home, located in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood, was purchased by Chicago rapper and activist, Rhymefest, in 2016. It was revamped into a music museum, learning space and recording studio for Chicago youth.

“Heart-bombing” is the process of showing historic places love, affection and appreciation tangibly and artistically.

“We are thrilled to be working with Landmarks Illinois’ Skyline Council,” said Donnie Smith, the Executive Director of Donda’s House. “Landmarks Illinois came out to the site recently to give us an assessment of the house with recommendations for renovating and repairing the property. We were pleasantly surprised to learn that the house is, overall, in pretty good shape.”

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If you wish to leave your own “heart-bomb” at West’s childhood home here’s the address:

7815 S South Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60649


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