From the very beginning of Hip-Hop music, artists have used their medium to express struggles faced by themselves and their community. Given that depression affects nearly 7% of adults in America, it is no surprise that the theme of emotional suffering and pain shows up regularly in rap lyrics. Hearing how deeply this illness impacts so many, regardless of race, creed, background, or economic status, can provide some comfort in knowing that you are not alone in your journey.

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“Now hear this mixture, where Hip Hop meets scripture. Develop a negative into a positive picture.”

– Lauryn Hill

From the song “Everything is Everything” featured on the album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Updated: Dec 16, 2019
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