Before you re-read that headline again to make sure you don’t need glasses – yes, Michelle Obama is releasing a hip hop album, and yes, Iman Shumpert will be featured on one of the tracks.
Now allow me to explain.
As part of her “Let’s Move” campaign, which the First Lady established in 2010 to fight childhood obesity, Michelle Obama will release a 19-track hip-hop album titled, “Songs for a Healthier America”
On the album, which will be available for free download on September 30th, Shumpert will team up with Artie Green on a track titled “Pass the Rock”. First lady Michelle Obama will not rap or sing on the album, but believes it will provide a great platform to bring awareness to childhood obesity. Shumpert, who is no stranger to the rap game, has his “Knicks Anthem” played regularly at Madison Square Garden during Knicks games.
It’s not exactly clear why Shumpert was asked to participate, although being from the Obama’s hometown of Chicago makes the most sense.
And in case you’re wondering – no, the President will not be rapping on the album.
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