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'It's about giving back to the kids' | 2 Chainz hosts annual basketball camp for boys

The camp is in its sixth straight year at the high school where 2 Chainz graduated.

One of Atlanta's most well-known rappers is giving back once again this year as part of his "Tru 2 Hoops" basketball camp.

In its sixth year, the camp started by 2 Chainz focuses on giving back to the community where the rapper grew up. In fact, the event is held at the very same high school where he went to school - North Clayton High.

"It's about giving back to the kids," he said. "We have young men here from ages 10 through 13 and I like to come out here personally - work out with them bring some of my personal athlete friends out here - some of my celebrity influence, bring them out here and mentor the kids."

2 Chainz said that he's seen major talent pass through the program since it began - including this year.

"We've had some guys ranked in the nation around here so it's good to see - or be an early adopter to seek athletes that really has a bright future," he said. "I'm really happy to be a part of that."

He added that he's using his platform to help and that he likes being part of it all directly.

"You know, actually being hands-on not sending anyone - actually coming out here personally and touching the kids and important for the community," he said.

Those involved also got free shoes, jerseys and gift bags.

"I love free shoes and free shirts and I have money," he said. "So even if - it's not about having money, it's like, you know, the whole giving back thing is very euphoric for someone like myself."

Outside the camp, 2 Chainz is staying busy elsewhere as well with a new album coming out at the first of the year. He also looks forward to seeing the Super Bowl in Atlanta which he hopes will introduce more people to the city.

"It's a fact that once people come down here during Super Bowl, we know we're not going to go back," he said. "We've seen this before, right?"

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