Kodak Black gives out turkeys to students in his hometown

Written by By Jaine Butler, CNN

Kodak Black is returning to the spotlight with a new album and a commitment to go on a community service in his hometown of Pompano Beach, Florida.

The rapper stopped by Dr. Von Braithwaite School of the Arts on Thursday, where he handed out turkeys to fellow students. According to reports, five thousand donated turkeys will be distributed to local families through the school’s Operation Holiday HELP campaign.

“I think if I can make people happy and do community service, it’s something that’s basically known in my city,” said Kodak Black during an interview with CNN affiliate WPLG. “I want to let people know that I live here. I’m from here.”

Born Dieuson Octave, Kodak Black’s latest album “Project Baby 2” comes out May 11, just over a year after the rapper spent a month in jail following a 21-month sentence for a violation of probation relating to domestic violence and robbery charges . He was sentenced to six months of house arrest last month, and will only be allowed leave of the house for court-ordered activities and community service.

The rapper has since thanked fans for their support in a series of Instagram posts, which have gained over a million likes and more than 1,000 comments.

According to CNN affiliate WPLG, the turkeys were paid for by Kanye West collaborator Mike Dean, who has released two albums with the rapper.

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