To spread a bit of holiday cheer, 2 Chainz has partnered with YouTube to distribute a few gifts. The Atlanta native has announced hs announced the launch of the Money Maker Fund. Throughout a five-episode series on YouTube, the bestselling artist will hear business pitches from entrepreneurs at historically Black colleges and universities. Ultimately, 2 Chainz will distribute $55,000 to the best young business minds.
“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.”
2 Chainz is no stranger to the HBCU hustle. From 1995 through 1997, he attended Alabama State University on a basketball scholarship. Throughout his career, he's also worked with a number of former HBCU students such as Sean "Diddy" Combs, Bobby Valentino and Megan Thee Stallion.
The latest effort from the music superstar is part of the YouTube Black Voices Fund. Launched earlier this year, the fund seeks to allocate scholarships, grants and other resources to Black creatives.
“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,” Vivien Lewis of YouTube said.
The full five-part series starring 2 Chainz is now available through his YouTube channel.
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