This one is the Healer Hip Hop
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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.
Erykah Badu on Why Hip Hop is the Healer
“I’ve traveled all over the world, and I’m a student of religion and philosophy and music and science and quantum physics and people and anthropology and geology. And in doing all that, collecting all of this information, I find that everyone prays differently, at different times and for different things. But everywhere I go all over the world, from Japan to Mexico to Africa to Argentina, people nod their head to the snare and the kick in the same kind of way, whether they know the language or not. They feel it and they zone out to it. They become part of the culture of hip-hop. Because rap is something you do, but hip-hop is something you live. Rap is only one part of the hip-hop culture. It’s the graffiti, it’s deejaying, it’s two turntables and a microphone, it’s the dance, it’s the dress, it’s the look of that tribe. And there are members of that tribe all over this planet. It’s traveled so far and so wide, more than anything. That’s what we have in common. And it is bigger than religion. We don’t have the same religion. We don’t have the same political beliefs. But that we have in common, and I’ve seen it with my own eyes, and so have others. It can’t be denied.”Erykah Badu
The Healer Hip Hop Podcast und Playlists on Spotify
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.
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