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Doctors at Britain's world famous Cambridge University that hip-hop music can people who are depressed or mentally ill. They it 'hip-hop therapy'. The doctors that many of the lyrics (the words to the songs) in hip-hop music can out to people with emotional problems. A team of doctors a report about this. The report is in a special medical magazine 'The Lancet Psychiatry'. The doctors said a lot of hip-hop music of overcoming hardships and big difficulties in life. In particular, hip-hop has lyrics about poor, being unpopular, and about crime and drugs. These are all problems that can to depression and mental illnesses.

The report on hip-hop and mental health : "Hip-hop artists use their skills and talents not only to the world they , but also as a means of breaking free. There's often a message of hope in amongst the lyrics, describing the place where they to be - the cars they to own, the models they want to date." The doctors chose five hip-hop songs as part of the therapy. One of them is the classic 1982 tune 'The Message' by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five. Another is a track 'Juicy' by The Notorious BIG. This has lyrics that tell people they can be successful even if others say they cannot . BIG how teachers him he would "amount to nothing" but then a superstar.

 
 

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