The first lady won’t be rapping or singing on the new album, but it will tie into her Let’s Move! campaign that fights childhood obesity, which has become a common problem nationwide.
The album is called “Songs for a Healthier America” and is scheduled for release next month.
Hip-Hop Public Health and the Partnership for a Healthier America teamed up to help produce the anti-childhood obesity album, which will feature 19 health-inspired tracks.
While Michelle Obama’s good friend Beyonce won’t be lending her vocals to the album, other stars are stepping up to help out.
American Idol season six winner Jordin Sparks and a finalist from season 10, Ashthon Jones, will be featured on the first lady’s album.
Hip-hop legends like Doug E. Fresh and DMC of Run DMC will also promote good health on the CD.
Other R&B ladies on the album are Ashanti, and the adorable red-head from Nickelodeon’s “Victorious,” Ariana Grande.
“Let’s Move,” “U R What You Eat,” “Give Myself a Try,” “Hip Hop LEAN” and “Good Living” are just a few of the songs that are included on the official tracklist.
Of course, no hip-hop album can be released without a great music video.
The first lady will be putting together a music video for the song “Everybody” in which she will briefly explain why she thinks programs like Let’s Move! may be the answer to solving childhood obesity. She will also discuss new research and reveal that obesity rates have already started to decline.
Not all of the famous faces in the music video will be musicians. Television personality Dr. Oz is going to participate, although it’s unclear if he’ll simply be helping to explain the benefits of the program or if he’ll be trying to hold his own next to Jordin Sparks.
In case you were wondering why Beyonce isn’t on the album, more than likely the R&B queen is busy working on her own album that is rumored to be running far behind schedule.
That doesn’t mean she hasn’t still been a major part of Michelle Obama’s campaign. The curvaceous megastar partnered up with the first lady back in 2011 when she danced along with kids and helped create the “Move Your Body” workout song.
Of course, considering the fact that Beyonce still outsells Michelle Obama on the newsstands the hip-hop album could have certainly used some Bey Hive magic to boost support.