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Michelle Obama Is Dropping A Hip-Hop Album (But Not Rapping, Unfortunately)
August 13, 2013
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Michelle Obama at a kids' state dinner at the White House, July 9, 2013 (Photo: Getty)

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama is releasing a hip-hop album.

She won't be picking up the mic and rapping or getting behind the decks and scratching, though.

Instead, she's helping put together a compilation album to encourage people to be healthier - and she is expected to show up with non-musical vocal cameos on a few tracks.

Here's the debut single, 'Everybody' Jordin Sparks, Doug E. Fresh, Dr. Oz, Ryan Beatty and the Hip Hop MD (and Michelle, obviously):

Obama is working with the Partnership for a Healthier America and Hip Hop Public Health on the compilation, which features Doug E. Fresh, Ashanti, DMC from Run DMC and other names from the world of hip-hop.

The album is called 'Songs for a Healthier America', and the tunes focus on the themes of eating well and getting moving (you can see the full tracklist over at Pitchfork).

salad-bar.gifThe album features tunes like 'Jump Up', 'Good Living', and 'Veggie Luv' - but it's not just the song titles that are healthy. One of the groups that contributed a track is made up of Blink 182's Travis Barker, Ariana Grande and Matisyahu (that's them on the left), and they're calling themselves "Salad Bar."

Although Obama won't be contributing musically, she will appear in a series of ten music videos that will be released alongside the album and distributed to schools in NYC and other U.S. cities.

Via Pitchfork


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