Hip-hop artist gives back to South Lake Tahoe community

[Autumn Whitney, Tahoe Daily Tribune]

Despite not living in the basin for the past six years, South Shore-grown Andre Tyson still finds a way to give back to his hometown.

The now Bay Area-based hip-hop artist was born in Barton Memorial Hospital, and returns to South Lake Tahoe a few times each year to reconnect with his roots — and during the month of December he not only performs his music, but also hosts the annual Christmas Giveaway at the recreation center.

"Come one, come all. You don't have to qualify, and we don't turn anybody away — just show up," Tyson ...