It’s the season for giving, and 2 Chainz has plenty to share with Black business-owners and fellow HBCU alum.
According to HipHopDX, the College Park rapper has teamed up with YouTube to launch his new series, “Money Maker Fund,” as part of the streaming platform’s #YouTubeBlackVoices Fund initiative.
The Money Maker Fund series — which debuted on Monday — consists of five episodes airing throughout this week. The series finds 2 Chainz fielding business pitches from featured HBCU students and alumni, who then awards $55,000 to the best ideas, HipHopDX shares.
As someone who understands the pressures that come with being an entrepreneur and college student, 2 Chainz shared in a formal statement why the new show is so important to him.
“With this year being more than challenging to all of us, I am inspired by these courageous students who are still pushing through chasing their dreams and goals,” he said. “The idea behind the Money Maker Fund is simply to add more fuel to the already burning fire of ambition they showcase.”
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2 Chainz, himself a businessman, previously attended Alabama State University on a full scholarship from 1995-97. Since then, he’s held HBCUs close to his heart.
The rapper partnered with YouTube’s Black Voice Fund for his self-produced show as a way to give back to his community.
Rolling Out reports that Vivien Lewis — YouTube Music’s Global Head of Artist Relations — applauded 2 Chainz’s efforts to give back and said: “The #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund enables us to thoughtfully invest in amplifying the voices of Black artists not only by bringing their creative visions to life, but by exploring and celebrating Black identity and culture from their personal perspectives.”
To watch all available episodes of the series, visit 2 Chainz’s YouTube channel.