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These 11 hip hop icons are vegan. The hip hop genre has always addressed major political and social issues. So if there’s one music genre where veganism — a movement about animal rights, but one that also advocates for health and human rights too.– seems to have taken off more than any other, it’s hip-hop. From the Wu-tang Clan being 80% vegan to Mýa’s vegan diet and activism, hip hop is a platform that can influence social change.

1. RZA – frontman of the Wu-tang Clan, RZA has been vegan since the 90s.

2. Masta Killa – Don’t let the name fool you, Masta Killa is a compassionate vegetarian turned vegan who has raised his son to be kind to animals.

3. GZA – the “Genius” of the Wu-tang Clan, GZA has influenced many members of the group to adopt a vegan diet.

4. Killah Priest – Influenced by GZA, this Wu-tang member has been vegan since 2017.

5. MC Lyte – Considered a pioneer of feminism in hip hop, MC Lyte is an advocate for the vegan lifestyle.

6. Erykah Badu – Singer-songwriter Erykah Badu’s music is influenced by R&B and soul, but also hip-hop. She stopped eating meat in the late 1980s and went vegan in 1997.

7. Jermaine Dupri – Grammy award-winning music producer, rapper, and DJ Jermaine Dupri has been vegan for over a decade.

8. Will.I.Am – Frontman of the Black Eyed Peas, Will.I.Am first went vegan for health reasons. Now, he is an advocate for the lifestyle and has even rapped about it in “Vibrations Part 1 Part 2.”

9. A$AP Rocky became a pescatarian in 2011 and later ditched fish, too. He announced a switch to veganism in his 2019 track “Babushka Boi”

10. Styles P – American rapper and former member of hip-hop group The Lox, Styles P is a passionate vegan for health and ethical reasons.

11. Mýa – Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Mya has had R&B and pop hits. She is passionate about veganism and has even created a free starter guide for new vegans.

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These 11 HIP HOP Icons are VEGAN
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These 11 HIP HOP Icons are VEGAN
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These 11 hip hop icons are vegan. The hip hop genre has always addressed major political and social issues. So if there’s one music genre where veganism -- a movement about animal rights, but one that also advocates for health and human rights too.-- seems to have taken off more than any other, it’s hip-hop. From the Wu-tang Clan being 80% vegan to Mýa’s vegan diet and activism, hip hop is a platform that can influence social change. 1. RZA - frontman of the Wu-tang Clan, RZA has been vegan since the 90s. 2. Masta Killa - Don’t let the name fool you, Masta Killa is a compassionate vegetarian turned vegan who has raised his son to be kind to animals. 3. GZA - the “Genius” of the Wu-tang Clan, GZA has influenced many members of the group to adopt a vegan diet. 4. Killah Priest - Influenced by GZA, this Wu-tang member has been vegan since 2017. 5. MC Lyte - Considered a pioneer of feminism in hip hop, MC Lyte is an advocate for the vegan lifestyle. 6. Erykah Badu - Singer-songwriter Erykah Badu’s music is influenced by R&B and soul, but also hip-hop. She stopped eating meat in the late 1980s and went vegan in 1997. 7. Jermaine Dupri - Grammy award-winning music producer, rapper, and DJ Jermaine Dupri has been vegan for over a decade. 8. Will.I.Am - Frontman of the Black Eyed Peas, Will.I.Am first went vegan for health reasons. Now, he is an advocate for the lifestyle and has even rapped about it in “Vibrations Part 1 Part 2.” 9. A$AP Rocky became a pescatarian in 2011 and later ditched fish, too. He announced a switch to veganism in his 2019 track “Babushka Boi” 10. Styles P - American rapper and former member of hip-hop group The Lox, Styles P is a passionate vegan for health and ethical reasons. 11. Mýa - Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Mya has had R&B and pop hits. She is passionate about veganism and has even created a free starter guide for new vegans.