• Gracie Ramirez

6th Annual TDE Toy Drive

On December 18th, Top Dawg Entertainment held their 6th annual Toy Drive at the Nickerson Gardens in Watts, Los Angeles. Rules are you bring an unwrapped new toy for the children that live in the housing community where the concert takes place. In exchange you get a performance from each member of TDE, as well as performances from a surprise guest. This years surprise guests were Roddy Ricch, Tyga, Swae Lee, Ambjaay, and Chris Brown yeah C BREEZY. I may have cried and also lost my voice. I have attended the Toy drive for the past 3 years and it is truly an inspiration. Ofcourse its super cool that I get to see some of my favorite artists at little to no cost but seeing the look on the community members faces during the holiday season is much more rewarding. Back in May, TDE member Jay Rock was rewarded Key to the City of Watts for his involvement, giving back to his community, and never forgetting where he came from. I believe the event is instilling seeds of hope to the people of the community. Jay Rock grew up in the same housing complex where the event takes place, proving that if you work hard and chase your dreams they can become your reality.

This year my favorite performance was from Inglewood SiR, singing D'Evils. His older brother D Smoke , winner of Netflix series Rhythm + Flow also made an appearance. Fun fact about D Smoke he is fluent in Spanish!

The event has became a tradition for me that I will continue over the years. If you guys are interested in attending follow @Topdawgent on Instagram and Twitter. They release a flyer a few days leading up to the event every year. As well as all things TDE.


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