Rapper Ja Rule is the latest entertainer that has pledged to donated funds to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) around the country. At the start of the 4th of July holiday weekend, he decided to share a unique way that he plans to donate money to the HBCUs, involving NFTs, non-fungible tokens. HBCUs such as Jackson State University Hampton University, Spelman College, and Morehouse College are among the schools set to be on the receiving end of his big plan. JSU football coach Deion Sanders has been among the first to respond to the impressive plan, sending his thanks. The Learn more about the New York-based rapper and entrepreneur’s plans in the story from Khari Thompson at the Mississippi Clarion Ledger.

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Rapper Ja Rule has pledged a portion of the proceeds from an upcoming NFT collection to select HBCU’s including Jackson State University according to his Instagram page.

“Be a part of something beautiful. July 14th get on the Blacklist now … 1000 1 of 1s part of the proceeds going to support HBCU’s Hampton, Morgan, Spelman, Morehouse, and Jackson St,” wrote Ja Rule.

Jackson State coach Deion Sanders, who liked and shared the post on his Instagram page, said that all of the contributions earmarked for JSU will go toJSU’s football program.

“I wanna thank my brother Ja Rule for hitting me up and including our program in his heart along with several other HBCUs,” Sanders wrote.” My brother, I’ve always admired and respected u from afar but this is a true blessing for our team. All his proceeds allocated to us will go directly to the Jackson State football program because we certainly have needs. God bless u my brother!!!”

It’s the second big donation to JSU football from a rapper this week. Diddy announced a $1 million pledge at the BET Awards on Sunday.