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Check out the rap song Michelle Obama commissioned

First Lady Michelle Obama brought together a host of powerful voices for a powerful song - "This is For My Girls," available via iTunes.

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Artists including Missy Elliott, Zendaya, Kelly Rowland, Janelle Monáe, Kelly Clarkson, Chloe and Halle Bailey, Jadagrace and Lea Michele lend their pipes to the song, meant to raise awareness about girls denied educational opportunities around the world. 

You can take an early listen here:

Michelle Obama will deliver a March 16 opening keynote address at SXSW Music in Austin that will feature Missy Elliott, Diane Warren and Sophia Bush in a discussion moderated by Queen Latifah. Halle and Chloe Bailey will perform.

If you can't make it to Austin, check out the live stream here.

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