A hip hop album by Michelle Obama? Yet another example of the expanding influence and impact of the music.
Just a few weeks ago, Nas was honored with a hip hop fellowship in his name at Harvard University. Teachers are using hip hop in their classrooms to get students interested in math and science, and now the first lady, Michelle Obama is utilizing hip hop as a platform to educate and influence young people. Her “Let’s Move!” program plans to release a hip hop album complete with 19 songs and 10 music videos in conjunction with the Partnership for a Healthier America and Hip Hop Public Health.
The album, set to be released on September 30th, features artists including Run DMC, Ashanti, Doug E. Fresh and Jordin Sparks. The video above, called Everybody was released in June and features an appearance from the First Lady and Dr. Oz.