We are Hip Hop Public Health

Building health equity through the transformative power of music, art, culture and science

What We Do



We develop innovative, culturally-tailored, evidenced-based health literacy music and media tools for children and families.

Our Resources


We partner locally, regionally and internationally to foster and strengthen strategic partnerships with health-focused institutions, companies, and organizations.

Our Services


We empower stakeholders, in the U.S. and around the globe, to infuse Hip Hop Public Health resources into youth health and wellness programming through our Hip Hop Public Health MCs Program.

Our MCs


We create interactive educational resources that engage young people and equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices.

Take a look at Community Immunity: Teen Takeover, Community Immunity, Inmunidad Comunidad, Behind The Mask, 20 Seconds or More and  20 Segundos o Más, created to empower youth and families with the right information and resources to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Our Resources

H.Y.P.E. the Breaks, Vol. 1

Innovative hip-hop dance breaks designed to energize, invigorate and motivate youth to move more each day, and have fun while doing it.

Hip Hop H.E.A.L.S.

Fun, interactive hip-hop songs, videos and games that promote a healthy understanding of calories as food energy, and encourage a balance between food consumption and physical activity.

Hip Hop Public Health Solutions

Do you have a more unique need for your organization? Let us create a customized resource for you.

It Takes a Village

Join our diverse community of educators, entertainers and health professionals empowering youth with the transformative power of music. Get special access to free resources, videos, music, and other perks!

Become a Hip Hop Public Health MC today!


Who We Are

Through Hip Hop Public Health, we’re changing the way youth understand healthy living. We create original music with innovative multimedia programs that improve health literacy and foster positive behaviors.

We believe music can change the world

Dr. Olajide Williams

Founder and President

Doug E. Fresh

Founding Artist | Honorary Board Member

Lori Rose Benson

Executive Director and CEO

Darryl DMC McDaniels

Collaborating Artist

Cheryl Salt James

Collaborating Artist

Chuck D

Collaborating Artist


Collaborating Artist

Raheem DeVaughn

Collaborating Artist

Jordin Sparks

Collaborating Artist


Our Partners

Through partnerships and strategic alliances, we work together on our shared missions and promote health equity.


Let's work together

The Change We Make


Reduction in purchased calories by student participants in Hip Hop H.E.A.L.S


Program-related Peer Reviewed Academic Publications and Abstracts


Of it's Kind Menu Board Literacy Evaluation Tool