Quantcast
Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 at 10:10 am  |  68 responses

Michelle Obama to Feature Iman Shumpert on Her Album


The First Lady of the USA is releasing a hip-hop album. Well, sort of. It’s part of Michelle Obama’s “Le’t Move” campaign that deals with the fight against childhood obesity, and New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert will perform a cut on the album called “Pass the Rock” (along with Artie Green.) Per Rolling Out: “Michelle Obama will release a hip-hop-inspired album. Although she probably won’t rhyme or sing on any songs, it will be the first time that a first lady has delved into hip-hop for a greater cause. [...] Obama enlisted DMC, Doug E. Fresh, Ashanti, Monifah and other artists to create songs on the 19-track album. The project, sponsored by Partnership For A Healthier America and Hip Hop Public Health, will seek to raise awareness through entertainment.”

  • Add a Comment
  • Share
  • RSS

Tags: , , ,

  • bringbackthesonics
  • http://reverbnation.com/ends1 ENDS

    Nothing about that title sentence makes sense in a non bizzaro world

  • Rayquon

    We do need to do something about all these fat ass kids (and adults) in America. But ironically enough, we seem to be a society that wants kids to sit inside all day and eat fast food and/or collect welfare. Get up, get out and get something!

  • Dany

    should be called “Pass the Broc”

  • initbruv

    Yeah, except nobody wants people to sit around and collect welfare. We have welfare so that people living in poverty aren’t absolutely desolate.

  • LakeShow

    dumb

    good cause tho i guess

  • bike

    Sometimes, it’s better to just keep your ridiculous opinions to yourself as opposed to put it out there and allow everyone to see how totally misinformed you are. Get your head out of your ass and go visit a ghetto or two. They LOVE welfare in the projects. Hell, the projects ARE welfare. It’s almost as bad as the b/s foster care scam we have going on in this country. Which is basically just another form of welfare.

  • bike

    Should have recruited Eddy Curry for the cause.

  • initbruv

    So if it’s such a sweet life then why don’t you go live there? Wait, it’s because you have “integrity” right. Of course, it’s so simple, the lazy people who don’t want to be a part of society live in ghettos and collect checks from the government to avoid real work. They even get this sweet deal called public housing. Awesome. Well let’s see if you’re as smart as you obviously think you are. Let’s walk through this:
    Why are there projects? What is their history? What is the history of the people who live there? Also, which welfare programs are you opposed to? All of them? Be clear and specific. Otherwise say nothing.

  • danpowers

    sure the (predominantly conservative) political and the business elites want that to some extent. full bellies that get entertained dont go out on the streets to demonstrate. the availablity of cheap junk helps to avoid true democracy and so aggregation of capital can proceed peacefully. same sh*t in most wealthy countries.
    good food costs money – in production and then in the supermarket / restaurant. if people dont get access to junkfood they will feel some kinda pain in ther wallets or worse: empty bellies hurt and make most people active. that could raise unpleasant questions and might let some people doubt that a system in which more than 80% of the people participating in an economy get punked is a good thing.
    better leave everything as it is lol

  • Evan Boland

    The Obama family is responsible for the massacre of hundreds of innocent children. I am so sick of hearing about all this fun they’re having. Gtfo.

  • danpowers

    which government isnt or wasnt? wtf r u referring to anyway? lol

  • LakeShow

    So is GWB, Clinton, GHWB, Regan, Carter, Ford, Nixon, Eisenhower etc.

  • JibbsIsBallin

    Maybe Ms. Obama will have a Lil Wayne feature somewhere in the album so that he can remind us all how rich he is, how has has a different girl every night and how trunkfit is choice of attire.

  • MUBWAR

    A whole lot of kids love living in foster homes and in the ghetto, Right? How stupid do you have to be to believe that? I mean really

  • initbruv

    Barack is, not Michelle, Sasha, and Melia. It isn’t a family effort to be the president.

  • Evan Boland

    Umm.. Most of those presidents did not blow up children.

  • Evan Boland

    The countless innocent people massacred in Pakistan, Yemen, etc, by drone strikes to begin.

  • LakeShow

    Uhmm… You’re ignorant then.

  • Evan Boland

    I’ve never before witnessed such utter ignorance as I have on these boards, but okay, I’m the ignorant one lol. The military has always killed children, it’s called war, however, Obama has taken it to new extremes, being personally involved in the terrorist attacks against unarmed civilians.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    have you ever heard of native americans or nah?

  • danpowers

    thats extremely naive

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    glad you are catching up.

  • Evan Boland

    Don’t get me wrong my ignorant friend, I know all about America’s savagery.

  • danpowers

    but u seem to be extremely selective / subjective about the facts you state. i only see you criticizing anything democrats do wrong. never ever when republicans mess sh*t up – which kinda happens more often.

  • LakeShow

    Qué?

  • danpowers

    i wont argue that this is extremely sad and horrible. did you also get that upset during the presidencies that kicked tht sh*t off in the first place and caused much more victims since 2001? do you even know about the role of any us- government in the rwandese genocide and the years since, somalia, chile, iran, vietnam, nicaragua, mexico, etc etc etc which set way more democratically elected governments out of office than dictators?

    you got any idea of how many civil victims including children and women that caused?
    there isnt even an obvious connection between democratic or republican governments in charge by the respective “incidents”. one has to understand the role of the military in the united states (or most other dominant world powers before. the roman empire was the role model for the usa’s military structure) the guys in charge in the military which is kind of a state within the state are predominantly conservative. great in gathering information but historically incompetent or just “evil” in judging situations and handling the issues – which is what causes so many lives down the stretch. formally the president is the supreme commander of the forces, but in practice he is not. at least not on most occations even though that appears to be a little different in public. the military is able to put as much pressure on its respective governments than the other way round to get its will through.

    to be fair, i dont know of any global power in history that handled things much better. i dont mean to point fingers at how bad and evil the usa are – that would be extremely self righteous and flatout stupid as almost no country is anything close to innocent. the problem lays within the system of nation states itself and among the elites who are in charge in most parts of the globe. actually the country is one of the fewer positive exceptions of the us foreign policy – ironically the us government by then was intending something else, while the public oppinion of us-citizens forced them to utilize the marshall plan.

    but there is in fact a connection between conservatives and their political parties and causing wars. like it or not – these are the people who caused most military and civil victims in history and do so untill today.

  • LakeShow

    The point is, this is nothing new.
    Yes, Obama is awful. He’s just par for the course.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    sounds like you don’t. unless you don’t know what “new extremes” means….

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    dude has the same level of understanding on just about every topic he has a strong opinion over.

  • LakeShow

    haha, he’s …unique. Nothing we haven’t seen before though. Kinda like Obama…

  • danpowers

    to be fair… he made pretty much most of the situation he got into. it was clear that he wasnt really able to get his policy through given the power structures due to the elections and military wise the great mess the tardo before him left. people just expected too much of him.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    he’s a little bit different. i have never seen someone so clueless, be THIS arrogant about it.

  • danpowers

    touché

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    you will learn, Americans place almost all blame on the current president when it’s a political matter. The context, and relevant information that are really more important, are just flat out ignored.

  • danpowers

    not only americans man. things are getting worse over here, too. it didnt get to us american extent yet, but the trend is going there. at least we use basketball (and hopefully other things, too) on a daily basis to distract us from this sad reality lol

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    it will reach a breaking point. distractions can’t last forever, and the global system needs a major upgrade. one way or another that domino will start to fall.

  • danpowers

    i guess that will take some time as the phenomenon we call “capitalism” is pretty young in history and as history repeats it takes quite some time untill an overhaul is done. its not really probable that we will still be alive when that happens as neither the masses nor people in charge listen to social sciences lol.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i’d be more focused on how quick our world has changed recently, then on how long it used to take to change in the past.

  • danpowers

    the problem is just, that the destructive global power structures didnt change throughout the last couple of centuries and that colonialism didnt really end in economic / political practice which is widely seen as the root of most “evils”.

    or do you mean that the recent fast development could make things much worse in such a short time, that a collapse and as a result an overhaul would be inevitable in shorter time than in the past? could very well happen, i just doubt it as dealing with these problems “professionally” made me pretty pessimistic lol

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i basically think everything in our control….and i mean everything is due for a huge revolution. The information age is already showing huge potential for growth. I think it’s just inevitable that we reach a complete tipping point as a global community (which, as you said, may take a catastrophic event/set of events).

  • danpowers

    unfortunatelly there are more people that are indoctrinated in a way that makes them immune to the positive potential the information age holds ( evidence a: @evanboland:disqus ) than there are people aware of the structural problems we are facing. its just so sad that “country’s xy idol / topmodel”, reality tv crap, etc has a higher quote than critical / informational programmes. i dont see it any different with the way people use the internet / new communication tecnologies in general.

    one problem is that the same medium which holds the potential for positive change also gets intrumentalized for propaganda and indoctrination to keep things as they are.
    i dont know if there is a connection between poiltical awareness and availability of information. my subjective impression is that the opposite is the case.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    you are pretty young right? do you remember what media was like in the late 80s/1st half of the 90s?
    .
    you know about the economic development of formerly “3rd world” countries right?
    .
    And the one thing that nobody seems to notice, we still haven’t had a graduating college class of students who grew up with the internet. the people that are going to be the smartest people walking about are still extremely immature kids, who haven’t learned a lick about the world.
    .
    the “old guard” is only getting older. New ways to go about everything, medication/technology/information in our daily lives is cropping up at a previously unheard of speed. I think politics/community is sure to follow in a similar way. And it’s not like any of those other things are slowing down anytime soon.

  • initbruv

    In every war after WWI, there have been more civilians killed than soldiers.

  • initbruv

    Man you need to read a history book. Every one of those dudes has innocent blood on their hands. Carter is the only one you could even make a case for.

  • Evan Boland

    You and your two butt buddies are three of the most over opinionated arrogant posters I have seen.. All you do is go with the current trend and claim it to be fact. You are not insightful, you are just ignorant. Conforming to that majority opinion does not make you correct. It’s a cop out. I back Kobe only because he is extremely underrated and under appreciated on these boards. I hate on Lebron because there is an extreme bias on these boards where people actually like to believe he doesn’t have an issue with pressure situations and sealing out wins. It is apparent to everybody who actually watches basketball that he’s one of the most mentally weak superstars the L has ever seen. He is also one of the best! Which, IS POSSIBLE. You don’t have to blindly deny his career shortcomings, it just makes you look desperate, which, for a Lebron fan, is understandable after the Dallas series.

  • Evan Boland

    Are you saying Obama made the most of the situation he got into? Wow… If that’s what you believe it would be futile to try to educate you.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    What are you even talking about? I do not care why you say what you say. Also I certainly don’t care about how you assume other people feel. And by the way, admitting that you only do something as a result of others opinion is hilarious. Thanks for that.

  • Evan Boland

    It’s called arguing you moron. You just admitted to liking it, as well.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    I don’t argue a point I don’t actually believe or think about logically tho there genius.

  • initbruv

    Bingo

  • Evan Boland

    Then we have that in common.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    So what did you mean by this?
    .
    ” I back Kobe only because he is extremely underrated and under appreciated on these boards. I hate on Lebron because there is an extreme bias on these boards … ”
    .
    You sound ignorant contradicting yourself in consecutive comments.

  • initbruv

    IMO the tipping point is going to come about as a result of an increasing competition for basic resources (clean drinking water, arable land), mass environmental refugees, and the fact that we are seeing the limits of capitalism (potentially another depression in the near future).

    Crazy time to be a young person.

  • initbruv

    War is awful. Obama is a status quo politician.

  • initbruv

    All within the confines of an elementary vocabulary. And his song would be everyone’s favorite smh

  • Evan Boland

    Because, I believe in all my points.. All I’m trying to state here is that I’m constantly defending Kobe and attacking Lebron is because everyone else is usually doing the opposite, and I argue my point, which, I do believe.. No where did I contradict myself buddy.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    you really don’t get it lol nevermind

  • danpowers

    you know about the function of congress and its recent power structures, right? if not, there you go http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Congress do you understand what that means for a democrat president or do i have to explain to you? come on, you know better than that.

  • danpowers

    i am 31, so there you got your answer on how i experienced media by that time.

    yup, and all the problematic aspects development and modernization theories hold.

    knowledge in the hands of (emotionally) immature people has always been more of a problem than a solution to anything – so far. i get your point tho as i guess you are talking about the potential that lays within these generations which could fully prosper when these folks reach a certain degree of maturity right? as i said, i hope so, too.

    what i was referring to when i expressed my subjective impression is that the access to media / information didnt really show an affect in political mobilization of the masses. i dont want to idealize or romantically transfigure the 60s but it appears to me that by then there was more global political movement for the sake of democratic progress and change for the better among civilians than we see today even though people have more access to communication technologies. i guess the conservative establisment learned alot from these days and increased its degree of propaganda and indoctrination.

    about your outlook: i hope youre right and i am wrong about that. as i said, dealing daily with 3rd world issues makes one quite pessimistic about almost everything except the knicks lol.

  • danpowers

    i wonder if he even knows what “ignorant” means…

  • Tony Taylor

    The ghettos were designed by the government to contain and disenfranchise the jews during world war two. Later on they would become predominantly black. The abuse of government aid is evident and also sad but then again it is a derivative of theorginal plan made by our own government to prevent as much upward movement of such people up the socioeconomic ladder as possible so the abuse is rather mutual. I believe Uncle Sam never anticipated how much it would cost him to keep these people from getting their own real source of income

  • RKJ92

    Probably not, this kid is dumber then a post; and stubborn like a mule.. it’s like the worst of both worlds..

  • danpowers

    thats why i tried to help by giving him some information in my comprehensive comment below, but with no response. im afraid that it is only possible to communicate with him in one liners as soon as its about anything else than basketball. sad thing lol

  • RKJ92

    lolol man at least you tried.. :)

  • Nbk sucks

    Nbk sucks ball sack

  • Evan Boland

    Democrat vs Republican is how they’ve convinced foolish Americans they have choice. Obama is a terrorist, illegally murdering innocents and detaining people without trial. This has nothing to do with your phony right left wing system.

  • danpowers

    what you are referring to has something to do with the role of the military as a state within the state in the usa as i tried to explain to you in the more comprehensive comment below which you ignored.

    what you criticize here is not about that one president as almost every president before was responsible for the same injustice and bloodshed – at least formally. that is not about presidents individually, that is about today’s global power structures within the system of nation states and capitalism.

    “This has nothing to do with your phony right left wing system.”
    be greatful you have this democratic institution within your country as this is what allows even “not so clever” knuckleheads like you to spread their nonsense publicly as this is where e.g. your formal freedom of speech is being protected.

Advertisement