Some of the biggest names in hip-hop are most certainly in the giving spirit this holiday season. As previously reported, rappers including Big Sean, Birdman, Mistah F.A.B. and Black Thought gave out turkeys to families in need.
Detroit rapper Big Sean participated in his second-annual turkey giveaway at the River Rouge High School in his hometown on Tuesday. Sean decided to give back in conjunction with his own charitable organization, the Sean Anderson Foundation.
Birdman and Cash Money Records also held their nineteenth annual Thanksgiving giveaway in New Orleans on Tuesday. As reported by Nola.com, the labels co-founders, Birdman and brother Slim, were in attendance alongside newly resigned artist Juvenile.
"I love watching it grow," Birdman told the news outlet. "People look forward to this every year."
According to previous reports, he has given away almost 50,000 turkeys in the past 18 years. Birdman told XXL the annual giveaway started out of desperation and a desire to help others.
"I used to go in the store and me and my friends would go in the store and run out with all the turkeys. And be like, 'F--k it.' You heard me? And go bring them back into the project. We had no food. Nobody had nothing to eat," he said. "So we'll go in there, take the turkeys, have some of the females go get the dressings. And we go in the projects and we stay in a circle. And we feed the whole circle. We gonna do that shit like Monday through Friday until they really stop letting us in the muthaf--ka."
In Oakland, Mistah F.A.B. held his seventh-annual turkey and coat giveaway in conjunction with Dope Era Clothing.
Black Thought of The Roots also got into the spirit of giving back as he served as special guest at the GrassROOTS Give Thanks: Cocktail Fundraiser & Tribute event last Saturday, Nov. 22. The proceeds from the day were used to purchase turkeys for the residents of Georgia King Village in Newark, New Jersey that were subsequently handed out Monday (Nov. 24).
Check out photos of Big Sean's second annual turkey giveaway after the jump.