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Hip-Hop Could Be The Key To Beating Mental Illness

by Rachel Baker on June 27, 2015

Because of the fundamental message of hope found in hip-hop, this type of music could be (and is being used) to help combat some of our darker mental illnesses like bipolar episodes or periods of depression.

Read More: How Hip-Hop Could Actually Be The Key To Beating Mental Illness.

Indeed, hip-hop breaches ostensibly impenetrable cultural divides, breeding solidarity among people with disparate backgrounds.

This is precisely why recent albums like Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly have been widely celebrated and even used by high school teachers to teach lessons about race and oppression.

Beyond enlightening people on race, poverty, the War on Drugs and the inner city, it also appears hip-hop has a hidden benefit as a powerful tool against mental illness.

A study from Cambridge University found that hip-hop is extremely effective in combatting depression, bipolar disorder and addiction.

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Disney: Leave The Selfie Sticks in the Car

June 26, 2015 arts

When I heard about this, I wasn’t sure if the reason was going to make sense. However, one can completely see how the safety of other people in the park and the Disney character cast could certainly be a concern. Disney isn’t the only attraction company to do this. Museums (Smithsonian museums and galleries, MOMA […]

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Good Music Always Makes Your Heart Beat Faster

June 16, 2015 health

This is a wonderful article about the benefits of listening to good music. Apparently, cardiologists have discovered that good music actually increases your heart rate, which is really a great thing for heart health. I’m not sure if the idea of “good music” is subjective or objective in regards to this article, but the whole […]

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The Legacy Lives On

May 16, 2015 arts

Below is a wonderful article about the small farming town in Mississippi who knew BB King when he was Riley King, and before he knew Lucille. Its a beautiful tribute story to the man who became BB King. Here’s the inspiration:Late blues great B.B. King: Legacy lives on in Mississippi Outside Indianola, B.B. King was […]

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BB King Enters Home Hospice Care

May 5, 2015 health

Go acquaint yourself with BB King – his music is wonderful. While your at it, send good thoughts his way! BB King enters home hospice care in Las Vegas Blues legend BB King has entered hospice care at his home in Las Vegas. The 89-year-old guitarist confirmed the news in a message on his official […]

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Big Stylistic Shift in the New Mumford & Sons Album

May 3, 2015 arts

The best thing about being a fan of the artists that produce some of your favorite music is watching them evolve over time. Mumford & Sons is evolving and while it appears to be a major move that could be good or bad, the band is pretty secure in the support they have from their […]

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Here’s Why Your Kids Love Twist and Shout As Much As Your Parents Do

January 16, 2015 music

Have you ever noticed that a band (bar or coffee shop) has a list of old standards they can play; and those standards appeal to your kids, you, AND your parents? Have you ever wondered how that can possible be? Well, here’s the answer. Read more: The Psychological Reason ‘Billie Jean’ Kills at Weddings The […]

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Music lessons spur emotional and behavioral growth in children

January 8, 2015 arts

I’m not completely sure this is new news, but its a really cool article that describes a study that shows music lessons really are GREAT for your children’s emotional and behavioral growth. So…let’s start funding all those arts programs again in the school systems around the country that had to cut funding to make ends […]

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Steinway Bids Farewell To Its Historic Hall

December 27, 2014 music

This is sad news for Steinway. If you are a fan of music, this is a story you should read. Its historical, but its also really well written. Read more: Steinway Bids Farewell To Its Historic Hall New York is saying goodbye to another historic building. Steinway Hall, the main showroom for Steinway & Sons […]

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