Politics

Michelle Obama becomes 1st U.S. first lady to release a hip-hop album

Sun., Aug. 11, 2013 10:00 AM EST
by A.R. Shaw

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Michelle Obama will release a hip-hop-inspired album. Although she probably won’t rhyme or sing on any songs, it will be the first time that a first lady has delved into hip-hop for a greater cause.

The album will promote Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign in an effort to fight childhood obesity. Obama enlisted DMC, Doug E. Fresh, Ashanti, Monifah and other artists to create songs on the 19-track album.

The project, sponsored by Partnership For A Healthier America and Hip Hop Public Health, will seek to raise awareness through entertainment.

The track list is below:

1. “U R What You Eat” f/ Salad Bar (Matisyahu, Ariana Grande, Travis Barker)
2. “Everybody” f/ Jordin Sparks, Doug E. Fresh, Dr. Oz, Ryan Beatty, Hip Hop MD
3. “Let’s Move” f/ Doug E. Fresh, Artie Green, Chauncey Hawkins
4. “Just Believe” featuring Ashanti, Gerry Gunn, Artie Green, Robbie Nova
5. “Veggie Luv” f/ Monifah and J Rome
6. “Hip Hop FEET” f/ DMC and Artie Green
7. “Stronger” f/ Shayna Steele, Jeremy Jordan, Our Time Theater kids, and E-Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren
8. “Give Myself a Try” f/ Ryan Beatty
9. “Jump Up” f/ Brady Rymer and the Little band that Could
10. “Hip Hop LEAN” f/ Artie Green
11. “Pass the Rock” f/ Iman Schumpert and Artie Green
12. “Good Living” f/ Ashton Jones
13. “Beautiful” f/ Daisy Grant and Artie Green
14. “Change the Game” f/ The Happiness Club, featuring Naledge
15. “Wanna Jump (Let’s Move)” f/ Paul Burch
16. “Mother May I” f/ Amelia Robinson
17. “We Like vegetables” f/ Los Barkers!
18. “Get Up Sit Up” f/ Babi Floyd
19. “One Step Forward” f/ Samite

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  • conservmommy

    I guess class left the white house.

    • עתיקה אנרגיה

      lmao it’s always someone who does nothing for anyone to comment on those who are actually attempting to make a difference.

      • Christopher Williams

        You said it. Absolutely nothing at all except trolling news article comment feeds all damn day.

    • Lenoral Harris

      Wow. Youth relate to hip-hop. if this is the genre that motivates them to eat healthy, an get moving to lessen childhood obesity, as a
      mommy I would think you would be more supportive of our First (Classy) Ladys ‘efforts. If you have a better solution, let it be made known, otherwise. STOP HATING!

    • HotShot

      Yeah… about 20 years ago, she brought it back.

    • Jane doe.

      You’re an asshole.

  • Ceramo Maximus

    Wow, at that line up; no unnecessary bullshitty main stream artist that I recognize. Touche Michelle Obama & thanks for having Ashthon Jones on there; she’s my dawg… :)

    • Packer, Back

      I ONLY LISTEN TO REAL RAP LIKE IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE AND HOPSIN

      • AlexWiles

        Thanks for the all-caps. Were you afraid that someone might not read your comment?

        • Idiot

          I think it was to denote sarcasm.

  • george mulwoth

    She’s the first lady. What do you expect her to do?

  • MAMACOOP

    THE OBAAAAAAMAS WANT TO BE STARS SOOO BAD. WHAT A PAIR OF TOADS.

    • PAPAPOOP

      look at you

      doing real well

      so snarky

      classy insult

      lol

      good job

    • Axelfolex

      want to be stars? or they are stars? #getalifeloser

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/furgersen7 James Buford

    Great idea, I think Hip Hop is a great tool to inform the youth about health. Go Michelle Obama! :)

  • Bill Ciammaichella

    Mrs. Obama is torturing the school kids more than enough with her crappy dietary guidelines. Now she’s going to make them listen to this crap?