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“Alright” by Kendric Lamar-HipHop & Rap——UNRAPPED——the mental health spin

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“Alright” by Kendric Lamar “Nazareth, I’m fucked up Homie you fucked up But if God got us we then gon’ be alright” The lyrics for “Alright” by Kendric Lamar speak to the field of mental health in the following way:  God, or faith, or spirituality (or ___ (you fill in the blank) is a very […]

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“Ex-Factor” by Lauren Hill-Hip Hop & Rap-UNRAPPED-the mental health spin

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“Ex-Factor” by Lauren Hill “Andwhen I try to walk away You’d hurt yourself to make me stay This is crazy, this is crazy.” Lauren Hill’s “Ex-Factor” lyrics speak to a struggle that impact many people-Self Harm. “Self-harm usually starts as a way to relieve the build-up of pressure from distressing thoughts and feelings. This might […]

Hip Hop UNRAPPED-the mental health spin

‘Sad!” By xxxTentacion-Hip Hop UNRAPPED-the mental health spin

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“Sad!” by xxxTentacion “Who am I? Someone that’s afraid to let go, uh You decide, if you’re ever gonna, let me know (yeah) Suicide, if you ever try to let go, uh I’m sad and low, yeah I’m sad and low, yeah” According to the Suicide Prevention Lifeline Organization webpage, suicide is the 2nd leading […]

Hip Hop & Rap-UNRAPPED-the mental health spin

“Be Careful” by Cardi B-Hip Hop UNRAPPED-the mental health spin

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“Be Careful” by Cardi B What Are Trigger Warnings? “A trigger warning is a notice of potential triggers in future discussion or content. The aim is to let people with mental health concerns avoid or prepare themselves for triggers. It is impossible to predict or avoid all triggers, since many are unique to a person’s […]

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“Fake Love” by Drake-Hip Hop UNRAPPED-the mental health spin

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“Fake Love”by Drake “I got fake people showin’ fake love to me Straight up to my face, straight up to my face” The lyrics from Drake’s “Fake Love” speak to a concept in the mental health field-Acting as If. “Acting “as if” is a common prescription in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy It’s based on the idea […]

Hip Hop UNRAPPED-the mental health spin

“Independent Woman” by Destiny’s Child———-Hip Hop UNRAPPED———-the mental health spin

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“Independent Woman” by Destiny’s Child “Question: Tell me how you feel about this Try to control me boy you get dismissed Pay my own fun, oh and I pay my own bills Always 50/50 in relationships The shoes on my feet I’ve bought it The clothes I’m wearing I’ve bought it The rock I’m rockin’ […]

Hip Hop UNRAPPED-the mental health spin

“Mind Playing Tricks on Me” by Geto Boys–Hip Hop UNRAPPED-the mental health spin

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Mind Playing Tricks on Me Geto Boys “Every twenty seconds got me peepin out my window Investigatin’ the joint for traps Checkin’ my telephone for taps I’m starin’ at the woman on the corner It’s fucked up when your mind is playin’ tricks on ya” The lyrics from “Mind Playing Tricks on Me” by Geto […]