BY KYLE EUSTICE/HIPHOPDX
Since then, the Moroccan rapper has been heavily involved with charitable efforts in his African homeland.
During a recent interview with CNN, French revealed he’s already donated $500,000 to the Suubi Center, an underfunded maternity and children’s health clinic in Uganda.
“Me coming from Morocco in North Africa, I feel like it should be a soft spot for anyone that has a mother or a child,” he said. “I think that’s got to be one of the worst things, not having the right healthcare. When I went to Uganda, I felt obligated to [help].
“I feel like every woman and child deserves the right healthcare. It shouldn’t be a privilege, it should be a right.”
Shortly after his first trip to Uganda, French kicked off the #Unforgettable Healthcare Campaign with Global Citizen’s #2BSTRONG Campaign and the United States-based non-profit organization Mama Hope.
French said he was moved by the Triple Ghetto Kids who appeared in the “Unforgettable” video. He believes they “dance better than Chris Brown.”
“They are like my sons, my daughters,” he said. “They’ve got a big spot in my heart … and I just feel proud of them. They killed it, they danced, they did the choreography.”
To further propel the movement along, he’s teamed up with Maroon 5 singer Adam Levin for the “Famous” remix, a song that was originally found on his 2017 Jungle Rules album.
French has decided to donate the royalties from the single to the Suubi Center as well.
The 33-year-old, who became a U.S. Citizen in June, says immigration will be a major theme on his upcoming album. The project is expected to arrive in the next six weeks.