Complex continue their Spirit Of Conviction documentary series with this video that shows us the work of Trap Kitchen. Set up by rival gang members Spank and News, it looks to soften tensions in Compton, LA through a shared loved of food.
Los Angeles is home to over 120,000 gang members and Compton is known for being a hotbed of criminal activity. Fierce turf wars between the Bloods and Crips gangs are common and members rarely forge relationships outside of their chosen group. But, the founders of Trap Kitchen decided that enough was enough and came together, despite their affiliations, to start a food truck business, aimed at uniting disparate groups in their community.
Starting off as a simple idea, Trap Kitchen grew into a big brand and now has a fleet of food trucks in LA and even stand alone restaurants. It’s an inspiring story that shows what can happen when determined people try to better themselves and the community around them. Trap Kitchen is fighting against negative views of Compton and wants to show the world the positive side of the troubled district.
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