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Michelle Obama to release anti-obesity rap album

Posted by Lara Salahi  August 13, 2013 11:13 AM

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She calls herself the First Lady, First Mom, and the president's better half.

Now the FLOTUS has a new modus.

Michelle Obama will be the first lady of the White House to release a rap album as part of her Let's Move! initiative to fight childhood obesity, the Washington Examiner reports.

The album is being released by the Partnership for a Healthier America, an independent group found in conjunction with Let’s Move.

Childhood obesity rates in America have tripled, and today, nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

While schools are critical in creating policies and practices that support healthy behaviors in children, it's not the only factor that can influence a child's lifestyle. Michelle Obama's campaign provides community-wide efforts to teach children to eat better and exercise regularly in hopes of eliminating childhood obesity in one generation.

It's a large feat. But maybe a rap songs like "Veggie Luv" and "Get Up Sit Up" -- both of which are on the 19-track album titled, "Songs for a Healthier America" -- will provide some good vibrations.

However, there'll be no solos for Mrs. Obama. She'll be featured in video cameos, but most of the singing will come from big names like Jordin Sparks, Ashanti, and Run DMC.

We've seen President Obama showcase his musical talent:

So, how do you think Mrs. Obama will do?

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