Look out, Kenny Rogers. There's a new chicken shack on the block. Rapper Flava Flav opened his restaurant, Flav's Fried Chicken, in Clinton, Iowa, on Monday.
The former Public Enemy star's anthem has gone from "Fight the Power" to "Bite the Fowl," as his first commercial suggests. With Flav looking to cash in on his reality-television success (and a degree in chefing), Fat City wanted to encourage five fellow rappers with their own reality shows to get into the game ... of restaurants.
5. Woop-Woop Barbecue, MC Serch in Detroit, Michigan.
The former 3rd Bass frontman and host of The (White) Rapper Show
on VH1, MC Serch could continue to play against type. A white rapper
owning a barbecue joint? That's crazy. Plus, he's already got his
commercial jingle in "Back to the Grill."
4. Teppanyaki Initiative, T.I. in Atlanta, Georgia.
You can have whatever you like at the Japanese grill owned by the star of the MTV T.I.'s Road to Redemption. They will have a full bar, except Remy Martin cognac will not be served.
3. Candy Shop, 50 Cent, in New York, New York.
He can dust off a classic and make people happy. 50 Cent will have us spending all we got on candy in the specialty lollipop shop. He could even make Ja Rule the manager and finally end that feud.
2. Coolio's Fantastic Voyage, Coolio, in Los Angeles, California.
The kitchen of this pirate-themed place would actually be manned by Coolio -- the author and host of Cookin' With Coolio. Don't worry, it would be affordable because he makes "five-star meals at a one-star price."
1. Vanilla Ice Cream, Rob Van Winkle, in Palm Beach, Florida.
His name is meant to be on an ice-cream shack, and he's as cartoon-y as any mascot could ever be. The current host of the Vanilla Ice Project on the DIY Network could literally build his own restaurant.