Juicing, veganism, vegetarianism and overall healthy eating have become an ever-growing craze for rappers over the years. Aside from keeping themselves healthy, people in the hip-hop community want to help break the generational cycle in America of consuming primarily comfort foods that are often fried, processed and greasy. The gradual transformation of how we are seeing food has been such a huge movement that people of all ages and professions in the music industry have joined the cultural shift to eat better and take care of themselves, including DJs, executives, producers, drummers and radio personalities.
Here and there, I’ve heard rappers talk about getting and staying physically and mentally healthy through diet and exercise: They are jumping on the juice train, being more vocal in the fitness world and stressing the importance of taking back ownership of your health. The larger benefit of all this is that these rappers aren’t only changing their own lifestyles, they are actively being role models for their current fans as well as the next generation. Look, hip-hop will always have vices, like any other community. We mix the bad with the good just like anything else, but seeing a health paradigm shift is refreshing. Here are a few shining examples.