Music and Medicine Vol. 1


As you read the title of this book, Music and Medicine, you might be wondering to yourself, “How are music and medicine related?” As Dr. Cwanza Pinckney aptly illustrates, the connection is actually quite deeper than one might think. A must-read for both music lovers and science aficionados, Music and Medicine surveys the lives and experiences of some of the most prominent hip-hop artists throughout history. Each chapter analyzes the connection between their art and the illnesses with which they struggled.

As you read these stories, you will find yourself asking questions like, “How could this have been avoided?” The book ends with a look at the state of modern medicine and forces us to question its potential limitations so that the fate of some of the world’s most brilliant artists is not doomed to repeat itself.