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Michelle Obama Plans Hip-Hop Album

First lady doesn’t rap on compilation for Let’s Move! campaign

RJ Cubarrubia Aug 14, 2013
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Michelle Obama. Photo: Official White House/ Chuck Kennedy

Michelle Obama has helped put together a new rap album in an effort to inspire healthy living. The first lady teamed with the Partnership for a Healthier America to make the record ”“ titled Songs for a Healthier America ”“ as part of her “Let’s Move!” program, Politico reports, and the album sports tracks with titles like “U R What You Eat” and “Veggie Luv.”

Songs for a Healthier America features artists including Ashanti, DMC of Run-D.M.C., Jordin Sparks and Doug E. Fresh, and according to Pitchfork, Matisyahu, Ariana Grande and Blink-182’s Travis Barker contribute as a trio named Salad Bar. New York Knicks basketball player Iman Schumpert appears on a track, and Nils Lofgren of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band also contributes to the record. Unfortunately, Obama won’t be laying down rhymes for the new album; she’ll only be making video cameos.

Kids in New York City will get a first look, with 10 music videos set for distribution in the city. Other major cities will receive the music videos afterwards. Full track listing of Songs for a Healthier America follows below.


“Everybody” feat. Jordin Sparks, Doug E Fresh, Ryan Beatty, Artie Green, Dr. Oz and the Hip Hop Doc

“U R What You Eat” feat. Salad Bar (Matisyahu, Ariana Grande, Travis Barker)

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“Let’s Move” feat. Doug E. Fresh, Artie Green, Chauncey Hawkins, Easy AD

“Just Believe” feat. Ashanti, Gerry Gunn, Artie Green, Robbie Nova, Chauncey Hawkins

“Veggie Luv” feat. Monifah and J Rome

“Hip Hop FEET (Finding Exercise Energy Thresholds)” feat. DMC, Artie Green, and Chauncey Hawkins

“Stronger” feat. Shayna Steele, Jeremy Jordan, Our Time, Nils Lofgren

“Give Myself a Try” feat. Ryan Beatty

“Jump Up (It’s a Good Day) Let’s Move version” feat. Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could

“Hip Hop LEAN” feat. Artie Green

“Pass the Rock” feat. Iman Schumpert and Artie Green

“Good Living” feat. Ashton Jones

“Beautiful” feat. Daisy Grant and Artie Green

“Change the Game” feat. The Happiness Club and Naledge

“Wanna Jump (Let’s Move)” feat. Paul Burch and WPA Ballclub

“Mother May I?” feat. Amelia Robinson

“We Like Vegetables” feat. Los Barkers!

“Get Up Sit Up” feat. Ian James and Ricky Baitz’

“One Step Forward” feat. Samite


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