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Michelle Obama releasing a hip-hop album???
Sounds pretty crazy, right? Well as insane as it might sound, it will actually become a reality as the First Lady plans on dropping a record to encourage kids to eat right and stay healthy!
Mrs. O has played a huge role in the fight against childhood obesity, and with some help from her organization Let's Move!, she hopes to keep kids healthy through the power of music!
White House assistant chef Sam Kass says hip-hop music is the perfect platform to get the message across to today's kids:
"Cultural leaders and visionaries in our country can give these messages to kids in a way that's not preachy. Kids are going to be dancing and listening to the music. I think hip-hop in particular – so many kids love hip-hop. It's such a core part of our culture."
What a great idea!!
But before you get excited about the First Lady stepping behind the mic and spitting some mad rhymes, it sounds like she'll be keeping the singing to the professionals!
The album, titled Songs For A Healthier America is set to be released September 30th and will feature a wide array of artists including Matisyahu, Travis Barker, Ariana Grande, Ashanti, DMC, and MANY more!
We're still feeling the love from our party!!
Grateful really doesn't even begin to explain it.
We want to extend a very big thank you to all of them, including Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Rowland, Taylor Swift, Florence Welch, The Saturdays, Usher, Kerli, Fantasia, Darren Criss, Matisyahu, Kacey Musgraves, Jewel, Kristin Chenoweth, and all the others who took the time out of their busy shedzules to send us good vibes on our 35th!
You made our night so very bright! THANK YOU!!
Happy Spark Seeker release day Matisyahu-yearners!
The alt-rock musician with a reggae-rap twist dropped by recently and graced us with some intimate, acoustic performances of his spankin' new tracks!
We are such lucky ducks to be able to present you this beautiful, bare-bones rendition of Live Like A Warrior, off of Spark Seeker (above)!
We've always adored Matisyahu's thoughtful and spiritual lyrics, and Live Like A Warrior is no exception to his humanistic, musical library!
Matisyahu has decided to take a new spiritual journey.
To kick things off, he's leaving a piece of his past identity behind.
By shaving his beard!
As a Hasidic Jew, his beard was easily his most identifiable trait. The long beard is traditionally part of Orthodox Judaism.
The pictures were first revealed on Twitter. He tweeted the message:
At the break of day I look for you at sunrise When the tide comes in I lose my disguise
Following the message, he posted the two pictures above.
Hours later, he posted the following message on his website clarifying his tweet:
This is a pure pop gem, but he's a rapper.
And it's a song about Hanukkah, but you don't need to be Jewish to enjoy it.
If you've made it this far, check out the awesomeness that is Matisyahu's Miracle (above).