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Ferg has given back to his hometown in a major way.
The “Work” rapper hosted the first health fair in New York City’s borough of Harlem, which provided the youth with beneficial health services, and personal DJ-ing lessons from the Jam Master Jay Foundation and Scratch DJ Academy.
In a statement to Global Grind, Ferg said, “Growing up, my Dad always emphasized the vitality of giving back to the community and making sure we never gave up on our dreams. His encouragement motivated me to never settle and he’s the reason I am where I am today, but I’m not the only one.”
He continued, “My dad spent his life helping kids in the community stay off the streets and make something of themselves. He may be gone but his legacy lives on through the people of our neighborhood and all the lives he touched.”