Kanye West’s childhood home is being turned into a “community Arts incubator”.

The rapper’s longtime collaborator Che ‘Rhymefest’ Smith, revealed on Instagram that the house in Chicago has been bought will be the first in a series of “Nationwide Lite-Houses” run by Donda’s House, the charity he co-founded in memory of Kanye’s late mother, Dr Donda West.

He wrote: “I’m excited to announce the purchase of Kanye’s childhood home as a community Arts incubator. It will be the first of our Nationwide Lite-Houses. A state of the art recording studio, a curriculum space for @dondashouse and southside music museum. We want to show bright spots in communities thatve been divested from, we know more Lights exist here, they just need to be activated.