Bay Area rapper and icon Philthy Rich brought his annual backpack and shoe giveaway to Mistah FAB’s DOPE ERA store in Downtown Oakland on Saturday.

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Students of all ages submitted their good grades for a chance to see Philthy and get free Red Bottom Christian Louboutins and new backpacks for the upcoming school year.

Many students in Oakland struggle to afford back-to-school clothes and supplies, and every year this event makes a difference in their lives.


Recently, Oakland suffered a tremendous blow to their community with the stabbing death of Nia Wilson in a BART transit station by a white male, which some have labeled a hate crime.

Gestures like this from Philthy Rich aid in the healing of communities that are plagued by poverty and violence.