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HIP HOP PSYCH initiative aims to tackle mental health issues through hip-hop
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The two worlds of hip-hop and psychiatry are being brought together in a unique project led by researchers at the University of Cambridge, which aims to use the lyrics and music of artists such as Nas and Tupac to help tackle issues surrounding mental health.
Hip-hop originated in the South Bronx area of New York during the early 1970s. Many of the original artists – and even performers still today – came from areas of high social and economic deprivation and this is often reflected in their lyrics, for example The Message by Grand Master Flash & The Furious Five, released in 1982, which opens with the lyrics:
Posted on 11/11/2014
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