Rapper 2 Chainz demonstrated the true spirit of Hip Hop feeding 120 homeless people in Atlanta.
The 42-year-old rapper, real name Tauheed Epps, owns Escobar Restaurant in Atlanta. As a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, the doors to his two restaurants have remained closed leaving 80% of the staff furloughed. Georgia’s Governor, Brian Kemp, gave the green light for businesses to start opening up again with social distancing measures. As a result, gyms, salons and barbershops have been allowed to reopen. This has angered some residents as coronavirus cases continues to rise.
Planning to reopen the restaurants yesterday, April 27, 2 Chainz and business partner Snoop Dillard decided to feed the homeless instead. While practicing social distancing, 2 Chainz certainly dressed accordingly with coveralls over a black hoodie, sunglasses and a face mask. He served up butter garlic chicken, pasta and water, while Dillard handed meals to people on the Atlanta streets.
Posting a series of photos and a video of his goodwill to Instagram, 2 Chainz took aim at the media with a clear message. The media are quick to send negative images and videos throughout the world, and this was 2 Chainz point. One of the posts read; “Doin my part to make a difference! What you doin besides holding ya nuts on young black entrepreneurs???? What happen to the media today??? Feeding the homeless ain’t that interesting huh?? SPIN CYCLE TONI.”
Last week both 2 Chainz and Dillard planned to reopen the eat-in part of the restaurants but backtracked on the plans. Snoop Dillard explained; “After careful consideration, we are not going to open our restaurants on Monday. It has not officially been decided when we will start having dine-in service.”