Ja Rule brings attention to Greek food…rapper style

by Samantha Bacchus McLeod

Ja Rule decided to help small businesses for nothing, but from the kindness of his heart

Ja Rule is an American rapper, songwriter, singer, and actor. Rule has been nominated for two American Music Awards and four Grammy Awards. release of his platinum-selling debut Venni Vetti Vecci (1999), albums topped the US Billboard 200 album chart, and launched him into the mainstream audience. Aside from rapping, Ja Rule has an established a career as an actor.

Coronavirus and the Covid-19 pandemic has annihilated many businesses, especially small and family owned businesses. Ja Rule decided to help small businesses out of kindness, and well because he loves Greek food too.

In the artist’s “commercial videos”, he is helping raise these small businesses profiles, so we can all get back to the business of eating out, which will help our community survive these pandemic times.

Kudos to Ja Rule for using his mega-star power as activism for promoting good food. The rapper did NOT receive money for this video. He did this funny-lovely commercial to help promote Papa Cristos, his neighbourhood Greek restaurant that has been there for 70 years. This is the first in a planned series of small businesses promotions, according to the rapper.

“My heart goes out to these businesses, so today I am helping out Papa Cristos, this spot has been around for 70 years, it is a staple in the community of Los Angeles.”

“But like most mom and pop shops here, they have had a tough year. So, I am going to be using my notoriety, my fame to help them out…in a show that I created called, Pitch Perfect.”Ja Rule.

The video is both hilarious and heartwarming. It almost seems like it is a freestyle, go with the flow script, which works perfectly for speaking to a Greek-food loving audience whom for the life of them cannot pronounce the menu items.

“Papa Cristos has got the best Mother—- Gyros, Geeros…so good makes my lips tinkle.”

Watch him try to pronounce “Avgolemono soup”, priceless.

Opa to you Ja Rule!

Papa Christos is a Greek Restaurant, Market, Catering & Bakery that was established in 1948.

For more than 60 years, C & K Importing Company has been serving the Greek community on the same corner at 2771 West Pico Boulevard.
Sam Chrys opened the market in 1948 with intentions to bring the foods and wines of Greece to Los Angeles. He did so by importing all products from Greece while still maintaining a low price to his valued customers and friends.

Check out their Instagram @papacristos and follow along.

Try out this famous Greek dish by Chef AkisPetretzikis, if you are the mood to go Greek at home.

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