We are Hip Hop Public Health

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


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, standards-based, multimedia resources that engage youth while equipping them with the knowledge and tools they need to make healthy choices.

Take a look at our NEW release, 20 Seconds or More, created to empower youth and families with the right information, tools 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!

Do you know what are GO, SLOW and WHOA foods? My students know! Thank you Hip Hop Public Health for teaching healthy eating and living in such a fun way!

Eileen TiradoAdaptive P.E. Teacher, West Palm Beach, Florida

The American College of Sports Medicine, the largest organization in the fields of sports medicine and exercise science, is extraordinarily pleased to partner with Hip Hop Public Health. HHPH is a uniquely powerful innovation in improving the health of American youth. It not only closes the gap among research, public health communication, health literacy, and urban life, it actually redefines and transforms reality.

Jim WhiteheadCEO/Executive Vice President, American College of Sports Medicine

WOW! That is about all I have to say about Hip Hop Public Health. What a fabulous program you all ran today at PS 81. Kids and teachers had a blast!

Abbe SargeantP.E. Teacher, P.S. 81 New York City

The Hip Hop H.E.A.L.S. program exceeded all of our expectations. Our students were involved, excited, and benefited from the lessons learned. Our cafeteria manager also loved what he saw with the "Go, Slow, Whoa" stoplight. I think you have tapped into a way to connect with our students and will make a positive impact in their eating choices. You have given us a great starting point and conversation starter to work from moving forward and I thank you for that!

Nicholas Stavola P.E. Teacher, P.S. 105 New York City

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 use music and innovative media tools to create 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

Jordin Sparks

Collaborating Artist

Chuck D

Collaborating Artist


Collaborating Artist


Collaborating Artist

Travis Barker

Collaborating Artist

Ariana Grande

Collaborating Artist

Raheem DeVaughn

Collaborating Artist

Brady Rymer

Collaborating Artist

Our Partners

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