Therapists Are Using Hip Hop as a Tool For Healing

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 27: The Recording Academy and MusiCares President/CEO Neil Portnow (L) presents the President’s Merit Award to honoree Jay-Z onstage at the Clive Davis and Recording Academy Pre-GRAMMY Gala and GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Jay-Z on January 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for NARAS)

The artwork of hip-hop allows for a certain level of disclosure. One that embodies the honesty and core pain of a lot of its artists. Living with a mental health issue is no laughing matter. Our artists aren’t an exclusive club and are just affected as us common folk. Some artists will put it in front of your face and spell it out for you. Such as Kanye West’s 2007 song “Clique” where he clearly was going through a bout of depression and had suicidal ideations.