ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Traditionally, wives of U.S. Presidents have taken causes they care deeply about and used their platform to promote these them, raising awareness and funding. First Lady Michelle Obama has been passionate about childhood obesity, starting a foundation called Let’s Move! which has stated goals including, “putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years. Giving parents helpful information and fostering environments that support healthy choices. Providing healthier foods in our schools. Ensuring that every family has access to healthy, affordable food. And, helping children become more physically active.”
One of Let’s Move!’s next projects will be a hip-hop album targeted at kids to help raise awareness around healthy eating. According to Rolling Out, some of the tracks have titles like “Veggie Luv,” “Mother May I?” and “We Like Vegetables,” and the album features personalities like DMC and Doug E. Fresh.
There is also a notable NBA connection: Knicks guard Iman Shumpert, a noted rapper himself, will perform a song called “Pass The Rock.” Good on Iman.