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Atlanta rapper, 2 Chainz, initially climbed the music circuit as one-half of the Southern hip hop duo, Playaz Circle.
via: Getty ImagesThe star - real name Tauheed Epps - was born and raised in College Park, Georgia. During his stint in Playaz Circle, the duo became best known for being signed to fellow Georgia-based rapper Ludacris' Disturbing Tha Peace label.
However, in 2012...
via: Getty ImagesChainz decided to go solo, signing a record deal with Def Jam Recordings and releasing his debut album, Based on a T.R.U. Story.
But this week, Chainz has hit the headlines for a very different reason...
Homelessness is a major issue in our country.
via: GettyWith the current economic climate making it harder for people to keep up with their rent, the issue is getting truly out of hand.
On a single given night here in the States, over half a million people sleep on the streets.
via: GettyAnd, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Annual Homeless Assessment Report, in January 2018, 552,830 people were counted as homeless.
But we aren't the only ones with this problem.
via: Getty ImagesNational reports have shown that over 2% of the world's population is homeless. If that had to be converted into a solid figure, it would range between 150-160 million people.
And, shockingly, these reports also disclose that twenty percent of the world's population lacks adequate housing.
via: GettyThat equates to almost 1.6 billion people.
And, while it may be easy to assume that homeless people simply got themselves in their unfortunate positions...
via: GettyIt is important to remember that many find themselves being forced onto the streets through no fault of their own.
Many are fleeing from abusive homes...
via: GettyAnd others, with little or no support network at all, can find themselves sleeping rough through a series of unfortunate events.
All that homeless people need is a chance.
via: Getty ImagesYet, sadly, very few are willing to give it to them.
And, in dark and troubling times like these...
via: GettyHomeless people need the support and kindness of strangers more than ever before.
Homeless people are now more vulnerable than ever before.
via: GettyOur deserted streets now mean that those who rely on the kindness and generosity of strangers to simply eat and find warm shelter are now at risk of starving out in the cold.
And, on top of this, they are dangerously exposed to the potentially deadly virus...
via: GettyAnd our President is doing absolutely nothing about it.
But there are many people who are determined to make a difference...
The rapper owns 2 food joints, Escobar Restaurant and Tapas, in Atlanta.
via: Getty ImagesAnd was due to re-open them on Monday for a dine-in service, after the state began lifting some lockdown measures.
But, he decided to help the homeless community instead...
via: Getty ImagesChainz and his business partner, Snoop Dillard, distributed free meals outside their downtown Atlanta location.
In total, the rapper fed around 120 homeless people in one day.
via: InstagramThose waiting in line for the meals kept within social distancing rules, standing six feet apart.
What was on the menu, you ask?
via: InstagramButter garlic chicken pasta and water.