Last evening, Wat-aah! And First Lady Michelle Obama along with Hip Hop Public Health and Partnership for a healthier came together for the releases of ‘Songs For A Healthier America’ collaborative album.

The much anticipated album – Songs For A Healthier America – will be offered to children across the U.S. at and iTunes for free! The historic debut marks the first-time ever that iTunes will make an entirely downloadable album featured on their music service available at no charge to consumers.

Songs For A Healthier America features 19 songs that encourage healthy eating, drinking and exercise. The collection is anchored by hip hop but spans all genres, inspiring accompanying dance-to videos and igniting a fan-and-artist-fueled social media marathon campaign aimed at ‘everybody telling somebody,’ to download the album; A nod to the project’s first single ‘Everybody,’ led by Doug E. Fresh, Ryan Beatty, Jordin Sparks, and Dr Oz. Artists contributing to the much anticipated album include legendary rap icons Doug E. Fresh, VP of Entertainment for Hip Hop Public Health and DMC of Run DMC. Other artists representing a variety of genres include Matisyahu, Travis Barker, Ryan Beatty, Ashanti, Ariana Grande, Paul Burch and Brady Rymer among others; songs include “You Are What You Eat,” “Just Believe,” “Give Myself A Try,” “Hip Hop F.E.E.T.” and “Jump Up” make learning about positive health behaviors a transformative experience for kids.

(pictured above: Chuck D, Rose Cameron, Doug E. Fresh and Dr. Williams)

Many came together for the festive evening like;

Ashanti gave a good performance

DMC from Run DMC

Doug E. Fresh

Dr. Oz and Dr. Williams performed for the kids

Jennifer Williams


Monifah & J. Rome

Teen hearthrob Ryan Beatty performed

Daisy Grant

And many many more….

Atlanta based group Yung Day One‘s “Drink WAT-AAH” will be used as a PSA for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Drink Up initiative.


Photos by SFPL’s own Bernard Smalls

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