“spread (vegan) love, its the brooklyn way”

December 1, 2006 at 5:57 am | Posted in Black Folks, Culture, Hip-Hop, Vegan | 1 Comment

so this article is a little dated but i wanted to post it up anyway…and what?!. cool tidbit on vegan hip-hop entrepreneurs supporting health conscious entrepreneurs in the community…can someone say “ujaama“? i spruced it up with a video on stic from dead prez. mad love y’all. when i’m on the west coast, i just might slide throught to that sandwich shop. keep doing the thing!

ps. has anyone peep the DVD, “Holistic Wellness for the Hip-Hop Generation” by the brook-nam phenomenon – Supa Nova Slom?

Hip-hop artists spread word on vegetarian, vegan diets in black community

By Leslie Fulbright
Seattle Times Eastside bureau

There are some hip-hop artists who don’t drink Tanqueray and Alizé and want no part of the late-night trips to the BK. Take the socially conscious rap duo Dead Prez, whose song “Be Healthy” includes the lyrics: “I don’t eat meat, no dairy, no sweets — only ripe vegetables, fresh fruit and whole wheat.”

In recent years, hip-hop artists have started publicly denouncing the unhealthy diets some of their counterparts have long embraced. They are pushing the benefits of holistic health in the black community, where high blood pressure and cholesterol are common problems.

Singer Erykah Badu, an active promoter of the vegan lifestyle, has been known to stop by Seattle’s Hillside Quickies Vegan Sandwich Shop, where the Howell family serves up Tempehstrami Subs and Macaroni and Yease to the tune of hip-hop, dance hall and reggae.

Read the rest of the article at Seattle Times – “Hip hop artists spread word…”by Leslie Fulbright

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