The Beats and Rhymes rap crew, the same group who made the "Hot Cheetos & Takis" song is back again, but this time they've come to educate the youth about healthier options. In the video for "Grow Food," North Minneapolis teens rap address the problem of food deserts in impoverished communities and discuss the benefits of growing your own food.
“See in my hood there ain’t really much to eat / Popeyes on the corner, McDonald’s right across the street / All this talk about guns and the drugs, pretty serious / but look at what they feeding ya’ll that’s what’s really killing us,” one young rapper says to open up his verse.
The video was sponsored by Appetite For Change, a North Minneapolis nonprofit that "uses food as a tool building health, wealth, and social change." The video also features a shoutout to Michelle Obama for her work around nutrition and healthy food.