Michelle Obama Releasing Rap Album for Let's Move! Campaign

Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 03:21 PM

By Clyde Hughes

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Don't expect first lady Michelle Obama to bust a move for her Let's Move! campaign-inspired hip-hop album, which is currently in the works to encourage children to live healthier.

Obama will make a cameo appearance in a music video for the album, but she won't be singing on the 19-track album, called "Songs for a Healthier America." She will leave the singing up to the likes of Jordin Sparks, Ashanti, Run DMC, Doug E. Fresh, and Monifah, according to Politico.

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The album will be released by the Partnership for a Healthier America, a group founded in conjunction with Let's Move! There will be 10 music videos produced for the album.

According to the Partnership for a Healthier America website, the rap album
is a result of "an innovative collaboration between musicians, physicians, public health researchers, entertainment industry professionals, health advocates, and school-aged children."

The album will come with a curriculum toolkit that is "designed to inspire and educate children to eat healthy and exercise regularly as part of our collective fight against childhood obesity."

The Washington Post reported that the video for the first single, "Everybody," features Doug E. Fresh, Dr. Oz, Ryan Beatty, and the Hip Hop MD. Footage of Obama speaking about childhood obesity and fitness can be seen at the beginning of that video. 

"It is the only video (Obama) will appear in," Elly Spinweber, of Partnership for a Healthier America, told the Washington Post. "PHA was created at the same time as Let’s Move!, and the first lady is our honorary chairwoman, but we are a separate 501c3 nonprofit organization that works with the private sector on commitments to help end childhood obesity."

Let's Move! has its fair share of critics, who say the initiative is "another excuse for the Obama administration to meddle in the everyday decisions of Americans," PBS.org reported in a 2012 story. Others have complained that such an emphasis on obesity could damage the self-esteem of American youth.

Meanwhile, some Democrats and health groups complained last year that Let's Move! softened its tone to placate food and drink interests during an election year.

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