Suffolk rapper takes action just in time for Thanksgiving

Posted at 7:51 PM, Nov 25, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-25 19:51:57-05

Suffolk, Va. - A rapper who grew up right here in Hampton Roads came back home, making sure he doesn't forget the neighborhood he came from or the people that still live there.

Wearing his "Made in Virginia" hoodie, rapper Napolean walked through Cypress Manor, an apartment complex he says is the projects.

"I stayed right here in apartment 66," he said. "We played football right here in the parking lot."

He went back to the neighborhood Tuesday to take action for those he says helped become the man he is today, by handing out turkeys and all the ingredients needed for a proper Thanksgiving meal.

"This is going to help out a lot," said LaKeisha Harry. "I was going to do turkey wings, but now I ended up getting the whole ball."

Harry grew up with Napoleon and is grateful he isn't forgetting his roots.

"It's good to see someone from Suffolk getting somewhere instead of just getting into trouble," she said.  "What he did for the community today is good, it's very nice."

Napolean says it was a promise he made to himself.

"I wanted to come back here because this is my starting point. This is where I come from," he said. "I made a vow to myself that once I get to this position that I would always come back and give to the community because that's the key to success."

Napolean's new album "Ring of Power" featuring Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz and Jim Jones is scheduled to be released in Spring of 2015.