Doug E. Fresh is yet another artist stepping up to the plate in an effort to help combat the coronavirus pandemic. The pioneering Hip Hop vet recently linked up with Novant Health for a new song that relays an “important” message to the public.
The track flips Doug E. Fresh and the Get Fresh Crew’s 1986 classic “The Show” featuring Slick Rick and instead of the original lyrics, Doug E. raps about ways to take precautions during the unprecedented global crisis.
On Friday (April 10), The Human Beat Box shared a behind-the-scenes video about the song, which features Doug E. spitting lines such as “Everybody, keep your face masks on/Don’t take it off ’cause corona’s strong/And wash your hands for 20 seconds long.”
He wrote in the caption, “I loved working with the @novanthealth team to bring this important. #covid19 message #stayhome #keepyourmaskon #washyourhands #20secslong #healthiswealth.”
Doug E. hosted an Instagram Live event on Saturday (April 11) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST, which he dubbed #HealingForTheHealers live party. Ahead of the event, the 53-year-old MC appeared on CNN for an interview with Wolf Blitzer where they discussed the song in an effort to raise awareness.
The #HealingForTheHealers event partly coincided with highly anticipated DJ Premier and RZA battle on IG Live. The event went down on Saturday night at 7 p.m. EST and reeled in over 90,000 viewers within two minutes.