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


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


  1. conservmommy on August 11, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    I guess class left the white house.

    • עתיקה אנרגיה on August 11, 2013 at 3:02 pm

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

      • Christopher Williams on August 11, 2013 at 10:12 pm

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

    • Lenoral Harris on August 12, 2013 at 12:42 am

      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 on August 12, 2013 at 11:13 am

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

    • Jane doe. on August 13, 2013 at 4:03 pm

      You’re an asshole.

  2. Ceramo Maximus on August 12, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    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 on August 13, 2013 at 5:18 am


      • AlexWiles on August 13, 2013 at 10:08 am

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

        • Idiot on August 13, 2013 at 6:45 pm

          I think it was to denote sarcasm.

  3. george mulwoth on August 13, 2013 at 1:42 am

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

  4. MAMACOOP on August 13, 2013 at 3:22 pm


    • PAPAPOOP on August 13, 2013 at 7:19 pm

      look at you

      doing real well

      so snarky

      classy insult


      good job

    • Axelfolex on August 14, 2013 at 2:21 pm

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

  5. James Buford on August 23, 2013 at 6:17 am

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

  6. Bill Ciammaichella on August 28, 2013 at 6:30 am

    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?