Jan. 16, 2013
-- Dr Rani Whitfield, aka Tha Hip Hop Doc, will host a uniquely innovative album release event, entitled Get on Tha Bus
, exploring the use of hip hop as a cutting-edge and culturally relevant resource to educate children and young adults on health issues negatively impacting the community. The album release will be held on January 26, 2012 from 2 to 5 pm at 600 Main Baton Rouge, LA 70801.
Get on Tha Bus is open to the public and attendees will experience a ground-breaking transitional opportunity for dialogue amongst hip hop practitioners, medical and mental health experts, as well as medical community advocates tackling issues such as childhood obesity, HIV, prescription drug abuse, breast cancer, and heart disease. Not alone in his endeavor, he has partnered with friend and up and coming hip hop artist LoveNPain. The two have worked together closely over the last two years traveling to schools, recording songs, filming videos, and speaking to students on various health related topics to raise awareness and save lives.
Along with Tha Hip Hop Doc and LoveNPain, some of the most prominent community members will participate in this revolutionary forum. Guest features on the album Get on Tha Bus
include Justin Garner, Angel Victoria, Shaun Andrew, as well as poets Nayyir Ransome and Toiryan Milligan.
More and more, educators are tapping into the energy and culture of hip hop as an effective teaching tool. A board certified family physician, Dr Whitfield has traveled across the country to various educational institutions participating in lectures pertaining health. As the Hip Hop Doc and philanthropist, he has appeared on CNN and even traveled to Uganda to spread his message of getting hip hop healthy. "Being a doctor is more than writing prescriptions and seeing patients. To me, it's more about changing unhealthy behaviors by being a positive and consistent presence in the community I serve," says Whitifield.
The event is free and open to the public but donations will be accepted. A portion of all proceeds will go to the Susan G Komen Foundation Baton Rouge to help in their efforts to continue to raise awareness about breast cancer.
Sponsored by: Tha Hip Hop Doc