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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“Your whole appearance is a lie and it could never be true. And if you really liked yourself then you would try and be you”

– Phife Dawg | Tribe Called Quest

From the song “Butter” featured on the album The Low End Theory

Last Updated: Feb 14, 2018