Michelle Obama releasing hip hop album

The First Lady doesn't sing on the album, but it's part of her "Let's Move!" campaign


Prachi Gupta
August 13, 2013 7:10PM (UTC)

Okay, sorry, this news is not quite as exciting as it sounds: Michelle Obama is indeed releasing a rap album, but it's called "Songs for a Healthier America,” and she doesn't sing on the track. At all.

The album is part of Obama's "Let's Move!" campaign to fight childhood obesity. Released with the Partnership for a Healthier America and Hip Hop Public Health, the 19-track record features Jordin Sparks, Ashanti, Run DMC, Doug E. Fresh and Monifah (sadly, no Beyoncé). One song is called “U R What You Eat." Another is called “Veggie Luv." This album is going to be awesome.

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The news gets even more exciting: Ten of the songs will get music videos, which will be released to various schools around the country. If America is lucky, we might just get another dance or two out of the First Lady:

The album is due out Sept. 30.


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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