Slinging crack rock, popping glocks, and smacking hoes is not the way to keep it gangsta. In the words of Stic.man of the hip-hop duo Dead Prez, "HEALTHY IS THE NEW GANGSTA."

True happiness can be achieved through knowledge, proper nutrition, fitness, and meditation; not guns and drugs.

Hip-hop all-stars such as Big Sean, David Banner, 2 Chainz, Common, and Stic.man and business magnate Russell Simmons have all embraced a positive, healthy lifestyle filled with good nutrition, fitness, and positivity to promote knowledge, awareness, and overall well-being.

Put down the burger, beer, and cigarettes, take a deep breath in and out, and open your mind as HotNewHipHop looks at some of the people keeping it healthy in hip-hop.