The First Lady wants rap music to get the message out to be healthy

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) – First Lady Michelle Obama is turning to rap music to get out her message about healthy living.

And, as Dan Lothian reports, some big names are helping her do it.

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon/NBC:  "How's it going? Good to see you again."  "How are you sir?"

As President Obama ordered up fried shrimp, fried oysters, onion rings and french fries at Nancy's Restaurant and Snack Bar in Oak Bluffs, his wife made a much healthier appearance in a hip hop music video with industry heavy weights promoting healthy living.

The first lady doesn't sing and dance in the video, even though she's never shied away from grooving to Beyonce.

Dancing with Jimmy Fallon.

In this project, her "let's move" campaign doesn't cause her to break a sweat, but it's the inspiration for an entire album of 19 song's.

With healthy tunes like "U R What You Eat" and ‘Veggie Luv" recorded by hit makers including Jordin Sparks, Ashanti, and Doug E Fresh.

Doug E. Fresh, VP, Hip Hop Public Health:  "Hip Hop is the number one tool out here right now educating and teaching kids in a positive way."

This album is the work of the partnership for a healthier America and hip hop public health, with white house footage of the first lady celebrating the first anniversary of let's move.

Dr. Olajida Williams, Neurologist, Founder/President Hip Hop Public Health:  "It is very unique and in my mind groundbreaking because it brings together the most unlikely of groups."

The album will be available for free on the partnership for a healthier America web site.


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