This week, Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz and his TRU Foundation traveled to Detroit to aid in collecting canned goods for the SOS Food Pantry and Food Gatherers.
According to Detroit’s HOT 107.5, the Playaz Circle emcee helped in raising 4,000 cans of food during the event, which was titled #2CansFor2Chainz, and was also hosted by adidas and Def Jam Records.
During a radio interview held at the event, 2 Chainz revealed that he plans on taking part in even more charity work during the holiday season.
“I have a foundation actually that I just started, TRU Foundation,” Chainz said. “And I do different things in different neighborhoods for different reasons. I got some events coming up on Thanksgiving as well as Christmas. So, when you get blessed like I have the last year or two, you have to figure out some kind of way to give back.”
2 Chainz also spoke on his “#MEALTIME” cookbook, which is included with the deluxe version of his newest album, B.O.A.T.S. II: #MeTime. The Southern wordsmith was encouraged to change his lifestyle after suffering from a handful of ailments. The cookbook, which features 14 recipes from Chef Aleem, reflects the rapper’s change in eating habits.
“But for the most part, you know I had a few stomach ailments…having some real bad habits,” 2 Chainz says. “But, you know, it’s all about just finding something that fits you. And for me it was just eating right and things like that. And I just decided to spread that kind of knowledge and information in my CD. So, it’s in the deluxe.”
Recipes included in “#MEALTIME” include Crab Cakes With Mango Salsa, Garlicky Green Beans, Beer-Steamed Snow Crab Legs, and Teriyaki Salmon.
2 Chainz spoke on the ailments which led to him changing his lifestyle during an interview with Hartford, Connecticut’s Hot 93.7 last month.
“It has opened up a lot of different doors to talk about a healthy lifestyle, healthy eating, and what food does for me, as far as me having stomach ailments, having to be in the public as much as I have to be, and at the top of my health—I have ulcers and I have acid reflux," the rapper said. "I have my good days and I have my days where I can’t move.".