2 Chainz Starts Youtube Show To Help Black Entrepreneurs, Giving Away $55K In 5 Episodes
Rapper 2 Chainz just released the first episode of his new Youtube show to help Black entrepreneurs. The series is called Money Maker Fund, where he gives his honest opinion on businesses, from HBCU students and alumni. In the first episode of the show he says,
“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,”
Adding that the point of the show is to inspire the entrepreneurs to keep pushing.
“The idea behind the Money Maker Fund is simply to add more fuel to the already-burning fire of ambition they showcase.
The show is in partnership with YouTube’s Black Voice Fund, produced by 2 Chainz, and throughout the show, the rapper will give away $55,000 to Black entrepreneurs over the course of five episodes.
YouTube Music’s Global Head of Artist Relations Vivien Lewis says,
“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.
2 Chainz announced the news on social media, shouting out the fund’s first winners. He wrote,
“As promised the Money Maker fund @twogirlsandabagatlwere my first winners dropping a [bag] into their company , watch their pitch on my YouTube channel”
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Brittany Lewis, Artist Relations Manager at YouTube Music added,
“Being Black in tech, I know Black founders and business owners have a hard time getting access to capital for their startups and small businesses. When 2 Chainz shared his Money Maker Fund initiative for HBCU student entrepreneurs with the YouTube Music team, we knew it was the perfect opportunity to partner with an artist who is committed to increasing Black equity. In the five-part series, you’ll see burgeoning entrepreneurs vying for their chance to transform their passion into profit.”
Check out the first full episode of 2 Chainz’ Youtube show below:
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