The first time I visited one of Styles P’s juice bars it inhabited a lowkey spot on 125th street in Harlem. This was around 2006. He was a proud entrepreneur who felt good that he was doing something for his people while adding to his portfolio.
Fast forward to 2015 and he and rhyme partner Jadakiss have expanded “Juices For Life” to multiple locations in the tri-state area with plans to add more.
“In the poorer communities, mostly, the money gets invested in liquor stores and the kind of things we don’t need,” Styles says in profile for Elite Daily. “You don’t know those options aren’t good. Those are good options to you. You’re just out eatin’. “
“Our juice bars are open in the hoods on purpose to help educate our people on health awareness,” adds Jadakiss. Watch the full clip above.