Rapper Killer Mike’s barbershop gives out 160 free haircuts to students

Published: Aug. 6, 2022 at 11:22 AM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Fulton and DeKalb Counties kick off their first day of school on Monday and The Swag Shop is making sure their students look fresh for the first day.

The swag shop is a spot you may see musicians or athletes getting their hair buzzed, but Saturday it was kids getting fresh cuts.

“Can’t go to school looking bad,” said 10th grader George Mathis.

The Witherite Law Group and V-103 teamed up with Rapper Killer Mike’s barbershops to get Fulton and DeKalb County kids ready for their first day of school on Monday.

“It’s a self-esteem boost. You know, feeling your best, looking your best, showing up on your first day of school, making that first impression. It just goes a long way,” said Kimm White, the general manager of The Swag Shop.

“We try to give really big blessings to families in need,” said Big Tigger. “Amy Witherite [Witherite Law Group owner] goes above and beyond to help give back to the community that she serves. I have my good brother Killer Mike who is the owner of the SWAG shop’s two locations that we’re using. Amy is a supreme benefactor extraordinaire and I’m happy to be involved. This is the people’s station and we serve the people. It’s the right thing to do to give back and connect to the people who listen and support us.”

With the current inflation rate over 10%, the groups wanted to make sure parents can afford everything their child needs for school.

“The essentials are really all a lot of people can really afford, so if we can make it a little bit easier on families, just something that they don’t have to worry about, something that kids don’t have to worry about on their first day back to school, I mean, it makes a difference,” said Adewale Odetunde, an attorney with Withrite Law Group.

A difference for almost 200 kids, including Mathis. How’d he feel about his new cut?

“It’s hard.”

High praise from a teenager.