Young Thug Donates $25k to HBCU Marching Band


One of the hottest songs of this and last year is Young Thug's "Hot," which featured an iconic feature from Gunna and eventually Travis Scott on the remix, trended everywhere on social media. And in October, Young Thug teamed up with Kevin Liles to announce the "Hot" Battle of the Bands Challenge, asking HBCUs to perform their rendition of Thugger's song and the winner will receive a donation of $25k to their school's music department, courtesy of his label Young Stoner Life and 300 Entertainment.

Now, the two have announced that the Florida A&M University will be the winners of the Battle of the Bands Challenge!

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Florida A&M has put out a statement reacting to the news of the donation

“On behalf of FAMU’s ‘Marching 100’ band, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Young Thug and Kevin Liles for an outstanding initiative with the HBCU Hot Challenge and the members of Marching 100 who had an absolutely fantastic time designing our formation and the music arrangement by Lindsey Sargent. We will be eternally grateful to Young Thug, Kevin Liles, and anyone associated for providing HBCUs an opportunity to showcase their talents and creativity. We’re even more excited about the same opportunity to use the award towards band operations, scholarships, and initiatives that will allow us to move the FAMU Marching 100 forward. We look forward to showing up this weekend at the Honda Hot Battle of the Bands in Georgia.” – Dr. Shelby Chipman, Director of Bands at Florida A&M University.

Check out their version of Hot and Surf below! ⬇️

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