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

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

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