Simple question: why are so many emcees & deejays dying and being hospitalized for food-related illness?
In 2010, one of the people who first “taught” me to DJ, Kool DJ Law, died of a heart attack at the “old” age of 40. I was blown. Earlier this year, Nate Dogg died after multiple strokes — and this wasn’t his first time being hospitalized for that. Most recently, We lost Heavy D. That same week Erick Sermon survived a heart attack. At some point, folks have GOT to make some lifestyle changes. I know of too many dope emcees, deejays, and music & culture enthusiasts who are heading down the same path as those who We’ve recently lost, or who — like Erick Sermon — may be headed for the hospital. I personally know many more men and women who are afflicted with similar health problems.
I’m NOT trying to convert folks into my way of living. I think that there are a variety of methods for being healthy, and they do not require folks to completely give up animal products and junk food. But there is plenty of medical research out there that has me convinced that over-consuming processed foods, meats (esp. beef, pork, and poultry), processed sugar, alcohol, and using various other drugs (including many prescription ones that should be as illegal as cocaine) — these will have a dire effect on one’s health, especially when people don’t exercise.
Ask yourself: Who pay$/lose$ when We die (very sloooowly and painfully) of poor health? Who benefit$/profit$ when WE die (very sloooowly and painfully) from poor health. It’s not an accident that so many people are suffering from dis-ease, and that out of those dis-eased people, Black, Brown, and economically oppressed folks are overrepresented.
Okay, i’m soapboxing again… On to Tru Skool Tuesday! The videos below are catchy and informative, so def give them a look-see then pass them on. Shout out to the Vegan Hip Hop Movement!
Much Love & health