21 Savage Talks The Importance Of Teaching Poor Kids About Financial Literacy

Episode 11 of 'Mic Dispatch' features the VMA winner.

(AllHipHop News) Earlier this year, 21 Savage launched his "Bank Account" financial literacy education initiative. The Atlanta rapper's Leading by Example Foundation partnered with the Get Schooled non-profit organization for the campaign.

Mic Dispatch caught up with 21 in DeKalb County, Georgia. The 25-year-old entertainer discussed why he decided to focus on helping young people learn about banking, budgeting, saving, and credit.

"Its a lot of poverty in our communities, like where Im from. You cant get taught how to manage money by somebody thats poor," said 21. "They dont teach you how to save your money or how to manage your money in school. I didnt know nothing about bank accounts until I was probably about 23."

The Issa Album creator later added, "A white child, they be having their life already set up. Their parents set their life up: 'Were going to give you this much money so you can do this. Were going to give you this much money a week for allowance.' In black communities, we dont really have that. Its a lot of poverty in our communities, like where I'm from. You cant get taught how to manage money by somebody thats poor. So if your mom poor, she aint gonna be able to teach you how to manage money cause she poor."

This summer also saw 21 Savage host his annual free back-to-school giveaway for DeKalb County students. He told Mic Dispatch, "Kids shouldnt have to go to school with nothing. I feel like everything else should be supplied at the school: paper, pens, everything. Parents shouldnt have to worry about that type of stuff."

Music is still an important part of 21's brand as well. Fans of the Epic Records star could get a new full-length project soon. Savage recently sent out a cryptic tweet about "Octember."

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Milwaukee crew
Milwaukee crew

Retarded lookin ass nigga

JDD
JDD

Like this dude. Album was good.