In the late 80′s and early 90′s rappers used their music to spread wisdom. One of the tracks that stands out the most for me is “Beef” by KRS ONE where the Blastmaster discusses how eating cow is bad for your health. I had NEVER heard a message like this until this song. It took some years and more research, but I finally stopped eating Beef and have been cow free for the past 15 years.
In addition to eliminating beef from my diet, I started to get into juicing, which started with a fruit smoothie fascination.
It’s amazing the power that music and artist have to provoke thought, yet all we typically hear and many consumers seem to care about is messages of sex, violence, and drugs. That’s why I was more than thrilled to see Styles P (The Lox) has opened up his own juice bar in NYC and has been making his rounds speaking about the importance of juicing.
In the interview below he talks to the good people at Frank 151 about juicing and why he opened up the “Juices For Life” juice bar. It’s great to see a rapper speaking about being healthy in public again. From listening to music kids know what the latest drug is, how to sell it, how much it cost for a lot of it (Mr. 17.5) but can’t tell you what vitamin C does for the body. Time to reverse this trend.
I’m definitely going to check this place out on my next trip to NYC. If your in the BX you find this spot in Parkchester area at 1026 Castle Hill Ave & Chatterton. The reviews on Yelp look pretty great as well.