Rap stars get into the Christmas spirit

Rapper Jay-Z showed off his generous side on Christmas morning by handing out toys to Brooklyn, New York's disadvantaged kids. The recently-retired star handed out gifts at Brooklyn's Marcy Projects Recreation Center.

Rapper Jay-Z showed off his generous side on Christmas morning by handing out toys to Brooklyn, New York's disadvantaged kids. The recently-retired star handed out gifts at Brooklyn's Marcy Projects Recreation Center.

Jay-Z donated more than $10,000 (€7,300) worth of toys and hosted a Christmas dinner for residents of the neighbourhood he was raised in.

He wasn't the only hip-hop star helping out at Christmas. Ludacris delivered more than 1,000 toys to hospitals and community centre in Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta, Georgia.

Nelly and producer Jermaine Dupri gave away toys to underprivileged children at Atlanta's Dunbar Recreation Center during a surprise visit recently.

The rap pair collectively purchased around $10,000 (€7,300) worth of toys to donate.

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