Labrinth: "There Needs To Be More Music Based Charities"

23 January 2012, 16:10 | Updated: 23 January 2012, 16:18

The 'Let The Sunshine' star says he wants to be able to inspire kids from his local area.

Labrinth has confessed that he believes there should be more music based charities available in London.

The 'Earthquake' singer, who is from the London Borough of Hackney, admitted that he worked with the charity Rising Tide for years and even met his manager at a similar ran project.

Speaking to The Sun, he said: "I worked for years with Rising Tide, a youth music charity in Hackney. There needs to be more places like that for kids to give them mentors. It was at a similar set-up that I met my manager."

The singer and producer also added that he hopes he can give back to the community himself as he wants to help inspire others in his local area.

"Hopefully people from the area can inspire other kids, which is exactly what I want to do — give them an open mind."

Labrinth also recently confessed that he hopes the London Olympic Games in 2012 will help people forget about the London riots.

Meanwhile, the singer is readying the release of his debut album 'Electronic Earth' which is out on the 19th March.