DJ Mustard hosted a surprise backpack giveaway for students at the Audubon Middle School and Gifted Magnet Center in his Los Angeles childhood neighborhood – Leimet Park. Over 800 students were surprised by the multi-platinum producer and received a backpack filled with essential school supplies for the new year donated by PUMA and DJ Mustard.

Mustard, who was accompanied by his 10 Summers label artists Choice & RJ, also made surprise visits in six classrooms and took pictures and signed autographs with all the students.

“When I was growing up, we never had anyone who made it out the hood come back and talk to us at school. I came here today to let them know they are on the right track and that I was in their shoes so it’s possible to be successful. Just keep going. It helps for kids to see that for themselves in person and not just on TV or in magazines,” he says.

Great job, Mustard! We’ll be checking in with DJ Mustard at this year’s Budweiser Made In America Festival on the Freedom Stage, Saturday Sept. 5th at 6:20pm!