Drake Donates $200k to J.J. Watt's Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund - DJBooth

Drake Donates $200,000 to J.J. Watt's Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Hip-hop is stepping up in the face of a natural disaster.

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, a tropical storm that has devastated southern Texas over the past week, countless members of the hip-hop community have stepped up in a major way.

The latest name on a growing list of major contributors is Drake, who announced early Thursday morning (August 31), that he has donated $200,000 to NFL superstar J.J. Watt's Houston Flood Relief Fund.

"To the resilient people of Houston and the entire state of Texas, I would like to send you all of our love and all of our prayers," Drake said in a video posted to his Instagram. "To the brave men and women that have assisted in aid, relief, and rescue, your actions are truly heroic. My good friend, J.J Watt, started a fundraising effort through YouCaring and I've donated $200,000 towards it."

Drake is among the over 98k donors who have, to date, raised over $10 million, which was Watt's original goal for the fund.

Earlier this week, rapper Lil B announced he would be donating free verses to all Houston-area artists throughout the month of September.