Michelle Obama to Release a Hip-Hop Album -- Here's the First Video Time
First lady Michelle Obama plans to release a hip-hop album, Time magazine reports. But the report adds: "You won’t hear her dropping any rhymes."
"In her continuing efforts to fight childhood obesity through her 'Let’s Move!' campaign, the first lady has partnered with Partnership for a Healthier America and the Hip Hop Public Health Foundation to release a 19-song compilation album to encourage kids to exercise and make healthy food choices," the story reports.
The album, "Songs for a Healthier America," will feature the work of Run DMC, Doug E. Fresh and "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks, among other artists, the piece notes.
Also contributing to the album are Ashanti, Monifah, Matisyahu, Ariana Grande and Blink-182′s Travis Barker -- appearing as "Salad Bar."
"The New York Knicks’ Iman Schumpert and Nils Lofgren of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band also contribute," the piece reports. "The album features tracks with names like 'We Like Vegetables,' 'Veggie Luv,' 'Get Up Sit Up' and 'U R What You Eat,' all designed to get kids thinking about health and diet. Ten music videos are set to be released with the album and will be distributed to schools in New York City, with other major cities to follow."
The first lady doesn't contribute vocals to the album, but she does appear in videos. The first video, for a song called "Everybody," is out now. Here it is: