This one is the Healer Hip Hop

Hip-hop is more than just a genre of music. It’s a journey through culture, creativity, and the diversity that challenges the status quo. On this page you’ll find the soul food you need for your mind and for your ears.

 

 

Hi, my name is Ana Swartz

and I’m the Founder of The Healer Hip Hop.
Erykah Badu is my favorite artist and I’ve been following her music and life since I first heard her on Baduizm live in 1998. She’s also the one who first called Hip Hop ‘The Healer’ on her 2008 album New Amerykah Part One (4th World War).
Not only did I love the song, but also its meaning and the fact that it portrayed Hip Hop as something that brings people together instead of separating them. This was the same image I had of my favorite music genre and that’s why I founded The Healer Hip Hop to help spread the positive aspects of the Culture.

The Healer Hip Hop Blog

Hear you find the latest blog entries about the Podcast, Playlists and articles about how Hip Hop is The Healer to the world, our society or ourselves.

 

#29: Neville Sigauke Update

#29: Neville Sigauke Update

Neville Sigauke and I finally managed to have a live conversation! This episode is a catch up from our last interview in 2018. Neville is a Rapper and Artist who was born and raised in different parts of Zimbabwe and now lives in South Africa. Growing up in different...

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#28 Adiisa: 4 The Culture

#28 Adiisa: 4 The Culture

In dieser Episode rede ich mit Adiisa über seine neue EP "4 The Culture". Das Album entstand spontan aus der Energie der "Black Lives Matter" Proteste heraus und so sprechen wir auch in diesem Interview über diese wichtige Thema. 4 the Culture Die EP startet mit einer...

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#27: Kathy Iandoli – God save the Queens

#27: Kathy Iandoli – God save the Queens

In this episode I talked with Kathy Iandoli about her new book "Go save the Queens" - the long overdue 'her'story of women in Hip Hop written by the veteran Hip Hop author.  It's About time  Every history of hip-hop previously published, from Jeff Chang’s Can’t Stop...

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The Healer Hip Hop Playlist Fall 2019

The Healer Hip Hop Playlist Fall 2019

 Check out The Healer Hip Hop Playlist Fall 2019! Apple and Spotify Congrats on Mahalia for her first release album! I've been following her for a while now and love her debut!Also big congrats to Lafyette from episode #19 on his first release! His song We love, then...

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The Healer Hip Hop Playlist Summer 2019

The Healer Hip Hop Playlist Summer 2019

  Check out The Healer Hip Hop Playlist Summer 2019! Apple and Spotify Until soon, xxx, AnaYou can support my work if you become a Patron. It's simple: choose one of 4 tiers and receive shoutouts, free The Healer Hip Hop Merch, behind the scenes access and more!

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The Healer Hip Hop Playlist April 2019

The Healer Hip Hop Playlist April 2019

Dreams They come a long way Not todayI've been rocking this Playlist for a while now before I finally managed to upload it for you! This month I did something I usually don't do: I added more than one song from several artists. Artists I can't get enough of this month...

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#26 I.Am.Tru.Starr

#26 I.Am.Tru.Starr

Hope for the Hopeless In today's episode of The Healer Hip Hop Podcast I interview US rapper and singer I.Am.Tru.Starr. His name is an affirmation for himself and anyone who says it. I.Am.Tru.Starr was born and raised in Rochester, New York. There, he has seen and...

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The Healer Hip Hop Playlist March 2019

The Healer Hip Hop Playlist March 2019

I'm in Lisbon, taking a long needed break from everything, but of course I had to prepare another Playlist for you and also for me to walk these beautiful streets here. Thanks to the wait I could add Solange's new song 'Stay flo' which is my favorite of her new album...

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#25: Tacheles und Tarantismus

#25: Tacheles und Tarantismus

Ich habe mich im letzten November mit Tobias Frühauf und Philipp Wolpert, den beiden Gründern des Heilbronner Theaterlabels Tacheles und Tarantismus für dieses Interview getroffen. Wir haben bei Falafel Beirut darüber geredet, was ein Theaterlabel eigentlich überhaupt...

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