Trap Kitchen Uses Food to Rewrite Compton’s Narrative | The Spirit of Conviction

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  • Published: 11 October 2019
  • Matthew McConaughey narrates the story of Trap Kitchen founders Spank and News, rival gang members who used a mutual passion for food to create a successful business in Compton. The episode highlights how the entrepreneurs are rewriting their narrative and what happens when people put their differences aside and come together for the greater good of the community.

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Comments • 84

  • Samantha Rivera
    Samantha Rivera  3 days back

    3:05

    • Svt Lex
      Svt Lex  2 weeks back

      Does food business rally make a lot of money ? Profit

      • Dat Nigga
        Dat Nigga  2 months back

        Love this type of shit!!

        • Ryan Foster
          Ryan Foster  2 months back

          Aint no such thing as a PIRU BLOOD LOL DUMMIE.PIRU IS PIRU AND BLOOD IS BLOOD

          • Journal Wright
            Journal Wright  2 months back

            Compton looks so nice.

            • Gabriella Thomas
              Gabriella Thomas  3 months back

              That’s something to be proud of. Food always brings people together :)

              • Bigg Dee
                Bigg Dee  3 months back

                Legitimate legal black business owners real actions not just talk about being good black men salute to you two brothers💯

                • Keifer
                  Keifer  3 months back

                  Awesome I bet the cops have tried to shut this down but don't let it stop you brothas

                  • Inner peace
                    Inner peace  3 months back

                    God bless✊🏽

                    • Maximum1A
                      Maximum1A  3 months back

                      Sooooo good. Continued success and keep the positive ride going and let it spread throughout the land. I believe.

                      • Erich SHaw
                        Erich SHaw  3 months back

                        Respect

                        • Bikram Ajay
                          Bikram Ajay  3 months back

                          The guy at 4:31 sounds like Hov

                          • ZippedGerm3 Kell of Kells

                            Dude this is awesome. This is the kind of change we need in the world. Nuff said.

                            • steven butler
                              steven butler  3 months back

                              Why did it take so long ,are y'all for real about this...there are plenty of souls looking down on y'all to do it right

                            • DaLane J
                              DaLane J  3 months back

                              Never been Crip, never been a Blood but I’m so glad to see this positivity flowing. You guys are better then what you been doing deserve better keep thinking positive don’t stop and your children children will desire to be
                              entrepreneurs, because you set the foundation.

                              • Tanisha Gaither
                                Tanisha Gaither  3 months back

                                God is Good!!

                                • Danajah
                                  Danajah  3 months back

                                  Salute to the whole TrapKitchen. This shit is dope

                                  • Zach A
                                    Zach A  3 months back

                                    Dude Great Big Story did a video on them 3 years ago when they just worked in the house kitchen, NOW THEY GOT A WHOLE DAMN FOOD TRUCK WHAT?!

                                    • Heath 9
                                      Heath 9  3 months back

                                      Do sneaker shopping with Cody ko please!

                                      • Diego Resendiz
                                        Diego Resendiz  3 months back

                                        The only killer here is high cholesterol...


                                        #trapkitchen

                                        • khalid bhatt
                                          khalid bhatt  3 months back

                                          Dope.

                                          • The Scallywag Whisperer
                                            The Scallywag Whisperer  3 months back

                                            Salute to these brothas ✊🏾
                                            #TheMarathonContinues

                                            • Derrick Wilson
                                              Derrick Wilson  3 months back

                                              That’s wusup man I wanna go to Cali so bad it’s so much love out there

                                              • Ray Nash
                                                Ray Nash  3 months back

                                                @Derrick Wilson
                                                Come on out brother!!!
                                                You will love it.
                                                Peace

                                            • Khari Conception
                                              Khari Conception  3 months back

                                              I hope it all stay positive . Keep growing and put the Gang part wayyyyyy behind the focus on the growth .

                                              • STACEY SUZ 69
                                                STACEY SUZ 69  3 months back

                                                Amen! Yes! This is what I'm talking about! #awesome #love #come together #my Black People Unite #OWNERSHIP #RESPECT

                                                • Elijah Ford
                                                  Elijah Ford  3 months back

                                                  W

                                                  • Cadilla 430
                                                    Cadilla 430  3 months back

                                                    Alright Alright

                                                    • Hawg Pit
                                                      Hawg Pit  3 months back

                                                      At first I was like why does this narrator sound like a Matthew Mcconaughey..? Reads description 🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️😂. Random choice for this shoot lol

                                                      • FILMATIC MEDIA
                                                        FILMATIC MEDIA  2 months back

                                                        it was a collab between complex and wild turkey you should checkout the interview he did with trap kitchen

                                                      • Darren BE
                                                        Darren BE  3 months back

                                                        Hawg Pit lmao fr i was like wtf

                                                    • Ricardo Santiago-Carpio
                                                      Ricardo Santiago-Carpio  3 months back

                                                      I'm not sure if this is a new series but I love what you guys are doing Complex, anyone who dislikes this video is a soulless soul.

                                                      • Indra Taylor
                                                        Indra Taylor  3 months back

                                                        ❤🙏🏿💙

                                                        • joe doe
                                                          joe doe  3 months back

                                                          Mad respect to these dudes
                                                          "Judge a person by their action not their word

                                                          • Fatal Kelly
                                                            Fatal Kelly  3 months back

                                                            Im PROUD of MY PPLS

                                                            • THEGAMEISTHICK
                                                              THEGAMEISTHICK  3 months back

                                                              #RESPECT💯🎲

                                                              • Mfalme Dome
                                                                Mfalme Dome  3 months back

                                                                Yes bruthas stand tall together ✊🏿✊🏿✊🏿

                                                                • Mfalme Dome
                                                                  Mfalme Dome  3 months back

                                                                  I'm from Cali so I love to see this.

                                                                  • The Korsh
                                                                    The Korsh  3 months back

                                                                    RIP Nipsey let's come together to do legal business straight up.

                                                                    • Marcus Smith
                                                                      Marcus Smith  3 months back

                                                                      Complex y’all are giving out some great content !!

                                                                      • K K
                                                                        K K  3 months back

                                                                        🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

                                                                        • Robb Coleman
                                                                          Robb Coleman  3 months back

                                                                          I LOVE THE STORY 💯% I LOVE THEM

                                                                          • ITzYoUrBoy Trevion
                                                                            ITzYoUrBoy Trevion  3 months back

                                                                            🔥

                                                                            • BluePain
                                                                              BluePain  3 months back

                                                                              Hopefully one day a president will have the balls to eradicate gangs like kkk,crips,ms-13,bloods....etc

                                                                            • Travis Buter
                                                                              Travis Buter  3 months back

                                                                              Complex keep doing ya thing with the vlog an keep them coming💯💯💯👍👍👍

                                                                              • jonathan juarez
                                                                                jonathan juarez  3 months back

                                                                                Is that Matthew McConaughey narrating?

                                                                                • Andy Yen
                                                                                  Andy Yen  3 months back

                                                                                  sounds like him right?!

                                                                              • Leisa Irwin
                                                                                Leisa Irwin  3 months back

                                                                                Goin legit. Respect.

                                                                                • 13th Assassin
                                                                                  13th Assassin  3 months back

                                                                                  https://youtu.be/Bn-g6MSKiVo You're welcome Brother's and Sister's ✊🏽.

                                                                                  • PATRICK RIDGE
                                                                                    PATRICK RIDGE  3 months back

                                                                                    Wow this is a rad piece

                                                                                    • Arazreal The Forgotten
                                                                                      Arazreal The Forgotten  3 months back

                                                                                      Yes my ppl!! YEEESSSSS!!! I LOVE MY PPL!!! ❤

                                                                                      • snubbynoze38
                                                                                        snubbynoze38  3 months back

                                                                                        Strength is in UNITY.