A hip-hop legend is calling on New Yorkers to protect themselves during the pandemic.

New York-native Doug E. Fresh and Dr. Olajide Williams co-founded Hip Hop Public Health to foster positive change through music. Their ultimate goal is to give New Yorkers the tools they need to make healthier choices. That's why Doug E. Fresh enlisted some of music's brightest stars to spread a very important message: wear a mask.

NY1 Anchor Cheryl Wills spoke with them both about the impact of COVID-19 on the music industry. and how to transform health behavior through hip-hop.

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